I know it looks like I just play, eat, drink and travel the world meeting incredible people but believe it or not there is a lot of background jazz that goes into The Pixel Trade. 6Wunderkinder have an incredible app called Wunderlist, without it organising everything on the backend of this project would seem almost impossible. Thanks to this uncomplicated app, I organise trade enquires, journals and a whole lot of information about the project all in one place and sync it up to the digital world. At a glance it is a ‘list’ app, but trust me, you start to use it for everything that requires any kind of organising.
The Pixel Trade was photographing their temporary office space and a few lifestyle shots of a beautiful lady getting a kick out of Wunderlist. In return 6Wunderkinder upgraded my account to the pro version so I can use all the extra little features with zero restrictions.
Interview with Simon
Describe your most memorable adventure as a child.
I loved getting out of the city with my family on the weekends. My favourite outing was to the Cotter dam, just outside of Canberra. We spent a whole afternoon lazing about in the dappled sun below the dam wall on the mini islands. I think I sent a good hundred boats (peanut shells) down the Cotter to defend our island from all the invading pirates downstream.
What were you doing before working with Wunderkinder?
Before I was Community Manager at 6Wunderkinder, I freelanced in the media industry doing a range of audio and production jobs, and before that I was working in a bicycle shop.
What is the best part about working with Wunderkinder?
The people I work with make my job super-duper-funtastic. Working with people that share the same vision, creativity and passion is something that I’m thankful for everyday.
Are there any secrets ‘coming up’ that you can share a snippet of?
It’s not exactly a secret new since we already announced it, but the latest designs for our up-coming iOS 7 revamp are looking very tasty indeed.
If there was one place you would recommend in Berlin for people to see, what would it be and why?
If you only had a brief stop in Berlin, I’d recommend taking a stroll from Alexanderplatz to the Hamburger Bahnhof museum along the Spree. You’ll pass Museum Island, the Bundestag, Hauptbahnhof and end up in a museum filled with an gorgeous collection of modern art.
Please share three milestone moments in your life.
Finishing school was a very special moment for me. I was fortunate enough to go to a great school that was nurturing and allowed me to follow my passions. Up next was moving to Berlin, following my then girlfriend, not knowing a lick of German. It definitely wasn’t easy for the first few years, but I wouldn’t have it any other way because my next milestone would have never happened. You guessed it, it's working at 6Wunderkinder!
If you could teach a group of people one thing, what would it be?
I recently had a blast teaching my niece how to ride a bike. Seeing the pride on her face was priceless. I’d like to lock-in teaching folks the joys of riding a velocipede thanks.
Describe your most memorable adventure as an adult.
When my wife and I were in Australia earlier this year, I took her on an easy day walk to Molonglo Gorge since it was her first. Being Australia, I naturally warned her of the perils of tramping through the bush in the middle of summer. What I didn’t expect was for most of it to actually materialise! It started with spotting a snake on the track, which thankfully swam off into the river. That was quickly followed by a red back spider and to round it out, a brief stand off with some wild boars too. It wasn’t all deadly fauna though, we did see plenty of large goannas and an Echidna too.
If you had to recommend a favourite music album, what would it be?
Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue is my desert island album.