'Meet the Frogs': Noor Schopman

'Meet the Frogs': Noor Schopman

'Behind every man stands a strong woman.' Noor is the true power behind all the men at aFrogleap. Since they moved to the new office two years ago, she took responsibility for the place and filled the 'temporary job' as interior designer. The office was ready in no time and still looks great. It's an enjoyable workspace for all the frogs. Her creativity stems from many things, that's for sure. Let's meet Noor!
What is your position within aFrogleap?
I am a creative strategist. So I'm mostly involved in the beginning of the process, strategy and concept phase. From defining strategies, roadmaps, to personas and creating customer journeys which I translate to useful concepts. I love to tell the stories over multiple channels where the experience is always leading.
What do you like about working at aFrogleap?
'Our flat organization allows for a great level of communication between colleagues and with clients. We work in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s nice to be part of a group of people with the same enthusiasm and love for their work. Now that we are part of the Oxyma Group, the work I do is more diverse. In my lastest project for Phonak, a big international client, I could experience how it was like to have to travel for work. In a few months time they asked me to go to Barcelona, Chicago, Cape Town and, of course, to the Phonak Headquarters in Zurich for a lot of different projects.'
What quirky habits describe you in a different way?
'To give answer to this question, I asked one of my colleagues if I have any funny habits. His answer was that he never knows whether I am talking to them, myself or to my macbook :). I guess I just think and talk a lot.'
How do you like to start your morning?
'In the morning I get out of bed faster for scrambled eggs with bacon and parmesan cheese. And a cafe latte with almond milk! Yum!'
What makes you a morning / night person?
'Five years ago I would have said that I'm more of a night person but nowadays I really love the mornings. If I have enough time I go for a run through the park and enjoy the silence.'
What is your life moto or vision?
'I hope to stay eager and try new things. And therefore make unconventional decisions, step out of my comfort zone and make everything in life challenging enough for me. That’s why one of Steve Jobs’ quotes is my favorite: 'Stay hungry, stay foolish'.'
What would you like to read in your fortune cookie?
'Good things take NO time :).'
Any favorite apps at the moment?
'We recently bought our new house, so my best friend at the moment is the Pinterest app. For every room in the house I made a board with lots of inspirations. The entire remodeling of the house is already done in my head. And the result looks great already! But in reality we do experience some bumps in the road. Other favorite apps are Spotify and Soundcloud.'
Let us introduce you to another frog!