People behind Momio: Meet Jovana!

Supervising a social media for kids, we encourage our young users to minimize their digital footprint. Thus our users do not have to publish any personal information, which would identify them. This also includes not using real names as usernames and not having to post IRL pictures, but using avatars instead.

However, it is so important (and fun!) for children to be able to express themselves and show who they are by dressing up. This is where our beloved Shop Manager Jovana comes into play. Meet Jovana, the girl making sure no one on Momio is running around naked!

"Just to show how serious I am about dressing up and my work, here is my Momio posing in my real-life wardrobe!", says Jovana.

“Just to show how serious I am about dressing up and my work, here is my Momio posing in my real-life wardrobe!”, says Jovana.

Hi Jovana! What is your background?

Hi! I hold a Master’s degree in English language and literature but my heart has always been in fashion, dressing up and expressing myself through clothes. Creating outfits, putting things together, mixing and matching is my true passion and something that I enjoyed all my life ever since I was 4 years old and forbid my mum from dressing me up since I didn’t like how she was doing it.  :)

What are your tasks at Momio?

My tasks at Momio are to come up with new and interesting items for our users that will allow them to express themselves and experiment with different styles. It is a super fun task and I enjoy doing it. Of course some themes are more challenging than the others, especially when it comes to the events like Christmas. It can be a bit of a challenge to try and recreate something fun for the same theme over and over again but that’s what makes it interesting and gives me a chance to put my creativity to a real test. :)

Where do you get your inspiration from?

One of my other passions besides fashion is travelling. I love to travel the world and gather inspiration for upcoming Momio shop updates all over the globe. Some of the places that never cease to inspire me are Japan and Disneyland. Disneyland is a truly magical place that always awakens my creativity. Apart from coming up with new themes and items for our shop updates, I also work on the production of our beloved animos as well as managing our Facebook page and snapping my daily work. :)

Why do you like working at Momio?

After 6 years of working at Momio it still feels like a dream come true. This is my dream job not just because I get to do what I absolutely love for a living – it does sound like a perfect match, doesn’t it – but also because I definitely can say that I have the best colleagues ever that make my job even more fun and who always have full understanding and support for all my ideas and appreciate my creative outfits. :) Sometimes I get taken aback by how much my job and colleagues have influenced me and helped me get to know myself even better. They are so inspiring and I learn something new from them all the time. What can I say more apart from that I am so much looking forward to coming into the office every morning. I think that it pretty much sums it all. :)

Thank for letting us get to know you better, Jovana! We and all the kids are so thankful to have such a creative member in our team.

 

Lill
About the author:

Lill Hennschen, Momio

Lill has been employed as a German Community Manager since May 2013 and works with content creation, online safety and translation. She has a Bachelor degree in Humanities and Communication and a special interest in equality studies. Besides this, she volunteers for Red Barnet Ungdoms project MobSquad – an initiative trying to prevent bullying and segregation in primary schools.

Read a Q&A with Lill here!