Interview with Marita Johanson from

About You
Who are you?
Marita Johanson from NettmeisMarita Johanson
Who are you? Don’t be afraid to tell us a little secret about you as a person 😉
I’m originally from south Korean and adopted to Norway in 1984 and since then I’been raised like a norwegian managing ski and snowboard quite well. And I love goatcheese and obscure norwegian dishes with fish.
I love offpist snowboard, fishing and playing on my violin.
first and foremost I see myself as a ‘wordpresser’ who is lucky to work with WordPress as a blog tool and CMS/Commerce at a daily basis.
3 words that describe you the best
  • Optimistic, structured and a bit crazy
What would you say that you are really good at?
I think I am fairly good snowboarder and a designer as well. I really enjoy to disamble problems, add ideas and put stuff back together. As well as working photoshop and illustrator or styling.I think I’m quite good at adapting/learning: Most of the issues, problems and documentation that I meet every day as a designer and an entrepenur I did not learn in school or university.
The fact that lots of the information and knowledge are online are fantastic and I never came that far without it.
Your Startup / Company
What’s the name of your startup / company?
How would you categorize it?
  • Agency
What’s your title there?
Owner and designer
What’s the URL?
Describe your product/startup in 100 words or less:
The purpose of Nettmeis is to help customers with a beautifully designed website with a compelling message and a documented of increased traffic from the right users.
We want customers to reach their key goals at web ex. new members, contacts, sale or other positive related values that enrich and strongens your business.
Your Recommendations
3 blogs you read every day
  • and
3 mobile apps you downloaded lately
  • scribd
  • memory training
  • voice translate
3 books that you read lately
  • Kafka on the shore
  • Art is a flower
  • ZEO for businesses
3 events / meetups / conferences you visited lately
  • the pulse
  • Hamburg blogger Stammtisch
3 web apps / startups that you fell in love lately
  • Humanmade
  • Nettmaker
  • Automattic
What’s the quote you live by?
Listen, learn and never give up.
How do you keep yourself organized?
I have a calendar and plan accordingly usually a month into the future that fits my business need, plan and strategy.
Also I quite disciplined with waking up early, do some excersise and keep myself happy/healthy.
How do you adapt to a new working environment?
I bring a notebook the first week staying awake and listen.
Additional stuff is to reflect on the stuff that happened a few hours after.
What was the last project you were working on?
Haha, actually it was design to total foil of a car.
My role was concept, illustration, presentation and the project budgets.
What was the biggest challenge in your life? How did you manage to solve it?
My biggest challenge was to overcome depression after I ‘dropped out’ of university. I applied a lot of jobs, but no one in Norway at that time would not hire a half educated technical designer/IT.
It was really though being unemployd and I my weight gained to 80kg (I am 163cm tall)
The point of return came when I had enough and started running.
My first run was 500m.
After that things just started to work out one thing at the time.
How does a typical work day look like?
Coffee, news, updates and mail.
Rewieving the overall plans and strategy.
I use a few minutes to plan what I want to achieve this day.
And then I do it.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Finishing a complete Woo commerce shop, taking exam and helding presentations on Oslo wp meetup group.
I guess the biggest must have been to overcome depression.
LinkedIn and Skype
Marita Schou Johanson and Marita
What’s the best way to contact you?
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