Burton has been working in our warehouse for a while now, we just never got around to introducing him properly. So let’s get to know him better.
Hello, who are you by the way?
Hi, my name is Burton. I am 27 years old and come from Hong Kong. I did not always live here though; I spent 8 years of my live in England. I started to go to school there in year 9 and stayed until I finished university with a degree in interior design. Before I worked at modes4u I was employed by the Hong Kong government in an administrative position in the lands department.
What is your job at modes4u?
I am part of the packing staff in the warehouse, so I pick products, wrap and pack orders, cut fabrics, stick stamps and take the packages to the post office. The warehouse team is growing constantly, but we try to keep a concept of rotation, so that you work in a different position every week and really stay in touch with all tasks there are.
What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?
I think the Sumikkogurashi characters are cool. I like the story behind them and the fact that they are designed in a very simple, minimalistic way. Usually the kawaii things in our shop have very loud and bright colors, so the products with these characters stand out. They are really likeable.
What do you like most about your job at modes4u?
It’s great to work with the people here; we are a young team and get along very well. Everybody has a different background. Some employees are from other countries, but also all Hong Kongers are from very different jobs and fields. It’s very interesting to share experiences and learn from each other.
You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?
It’s definitely not part of my everyday life, but if there is a special occasion or a special person I can be very creative, craft things myself or organise surprises.
A lot of Rilakkuma and a little bit of Burton