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David Tea(m) Time with Jean Hannah Edelstein

It’s Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Jean Edelstein to our team in Berlin!

Hear our new copywriter speak about why she applied to SoundCloud, how easy her relocation to Berlin was and what she is most excited about in her new role!

Specifics: Jean, originally from upstate New York, has lived abroad since she was 18, copywriter.

Favorite places: London and Montreal.

Favorite sounds: The sound after a large snowfall.

Relocation: It was easy! The SoundCloud People Ops team help tremendously!

Passions: Writing — Creative writing & journalism. Yoga, throwing dinner parties, riding bikes.

Why she applied to SoundCloud: To have the opportunity to shape the language that SoundCloud uses.

Here are some of Jean’s favorite sounds:

Listening to my friend Brie’s tracks is how I first got to know SoundCloud. It’s been amazing seeing her grow as a musician (she’s a singer-songwriter who plays a mean ukulele) on the ‘Cloud. This is my favourite of hers – and will ring true to anyone who’s ever had the distasteful experience of riding a London night bus.

Granta, the magazine of new writing, is essential reading, and the Granta podcast is essential listening. This is a great episode featuring the Welsh novelist Cynan Jones, reading from his work and chatting about badgers (and other things).

My sister’s brother-in-law (does that make him my brother-in-law once removed?) Gavin is a jazz musician. Here’s my favourite of his sounds!

If you want to join Jean in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David Tea(m) Time with Marcus Schaefer

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Marcus Schaefer to our team in Berlin!

On a windy Thursday afternoon in Berlin, Marcus and I took a walk around Mitte and he told me about his passions, what he loves about Berlin and much more!

Specifics:  Marcus Schaefer, screen designer, German

Favorite sounds: Coffee sounds!

Nomad: Marcus has lived in NYC, Berlin, Sydney

Why Berlin is amazing: Growing tech scene, central location in Europe (easy to travel to other spots)

Passions: Design, aesthetics, typography, surfing, bike riding, tinkering, making, building, music

Here are some of his favorite sounds:

You can follow Marcus on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/raketentim

If you want to join Marcus in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David Tea(m) Time with Luke Leighfield

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Luke Leighfield to our team in Berlin!

On Thursday afternoon Luke and I chatted about his SoundCloud story, why he loves Berlin and what his favorite sounds are! Hear his full interview below and continue scrolling for his favorite sounds.

Specifics: Luke Leighfield, Community Support Specialist, originally from England

Fun Fact: Started using SoundCloud in 2009

Likes: Movies, reading books, eating kebabs, passionate about – justice issues, cats, memes, GIFS

Favorite tour stops: Berlin, Germany, Sweden

Does not like: Reggae

Favorite thing about SoundCloud: Nice people, fresh fruit, tempting beer

 Here are some of Luke’s favorite sounds:

You can follow Luke on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/lukeleighfield

If you want to join Luke in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!