A fireside chat with Anne Tulonen-Ruikka – Office Manager
Q: What did you do before joining Dodreams?
A: I worked at Rovio Entertainment – creators of Angry Birds – for seven years.
Q: What do you do at Dodreams?
A: I’m the Office Manager, so I make sure our day to day practicalities run smoothly, so that everyone is able to focus 100% on their work, without unnecessary distractions. As a part of our management team, I’m also responsible for the company culture work, and employee matters, such as on-boarding our new joiners. When starting at Dodreams, I’m probably the first person you’ll see!
Q: What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on?
A: Creating our new company office – the Dreamland. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the design team, and really get to think about what the ideal office setup for our culture would look like. I also got to do a lot of shopping, which is always nice!
Q: What kind of games do you want to make in the future?
A: Games that have the entire office playing, laughing, yelling, swearing, etc. Four years in and we still play Drive Ahead! for fun every single day! You know you’re onto something special when that happens.
Q: What has been the most memorable moment for you at Dodreams?
A: The first day at our new office when people came to work, and there were so many happy faces around me. Getting to that point involved absurdly tight schedules, countless planning meetings, fire extinguishing, shopping, measuring, screwdriver wielding.. you get the point. Unforgettable.
Q: Which is your favorite Drive Ahead! vehicle and why?
A: The Ambulance. No idea why. We just connect.