Name: Emily Thoresen
Job title: Retail Designer
Education: I went to school in Trondheim and Dublin and finished my BA (Hons) in Interior Design and Architecture at Griffith College Dublin.
Professional background: Before reMarkable, I worked for an interior architect firm in Oslo for three years. The position gave me several opportunities to evolve as a designer, and I had the chance to be a part of both small- and large-scale projects.
In addition to working as an interior architect, I've done several exhibitions during my career. Working with storytelling in a multidisciplinary team has probably made a significant impact on my design approach, and I believe it has been valuable when creating engaging branded environments.
When did you first hear about reMarkable?
I'm not quite sure when I first heard about reMarkable. Being one of the nominees at the DOGA awards, the whole firm watched the ceremony together. When reMarkable received their award, we were highly impressed by the brand and its purpose.
Shortly after, our boss announced that we would all receive a reMarkable 2 as a gift. Since then, I have seen and heard about the brand everywhere.
What made you choose reMarkable?
I had no intention of leaving my previous job. I was thriving and planned to stay for a while. So it surprised me when I saw a job announcement I was suddenly interested in applying for, one which made me ready to leave my current position.
The role description sounded super interesting, and I was immediately intrigued. For my bachelor's degree, I wrote about the future of retail, and I believe reMarkable can create a path for others to follow.
Without knowing what was to come, I felt a sense of urgency. I was certain that I'd regret it if I didn't jump on this unique opportunity.
Any words of advice for prospective employees?
Being part of a company that is growing and exploring new things is a fantastic opportunity. If you want to work with the future of retail, getting a job at reMarkable at this crucial phase is a chance of a lifetime.
Working for a Norwegian tech company whose quality and design are significant values that drive every aspect of what it does is a key motivator for me as a designer, not to mention all the talented and fun employees. It's hard not to thrive.
Finally, what are you looking forward to in your new role?
I'm looking forward to working cross-functionally with different design disciplines and with the future of retail. How will the brand attract, engage and loyalize consumers? I can't wait to test and find out!