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Erik Roos: A creative and diverse working environment

Erik Roos: A creative and diverse working environment

Erik Roos works as a Senior Visualization Architect and Animator in Norrköping, Sweden. He started working at Etteplan in 2014 as a Technical Illustrator and Writer but has since then shifted towards Technical Animation and 3D Visualization.  

Today Erik is a part of the Animation team in Sweden that is spread out between Norrköping and Gothenburg. They work in close collaboration even though they are spread throughout the country and have created a tight community where they all help each other where they can. In their free time they even play computer games together, as a sort of ‘Teambuilding’! Erik took the initiative of starting a little gaming club where they call themselves “EtteClan” where they conquer cities and excel in both strategy and execution! Erik explains how it has been a great way to get to know each other and how it binds them all together. 

“It’s fun to have a group of different kinds of people, each with their own expertise. It sets a great standard for the group, and we all benefit from our differences!”   

The projects that Erik has been working on range from sludge handling processes all the way to electrical vehicle charging. Erik thinks that the wide spectrum of clients, projects and technologies is a perfect fit for someone like him, for someone who has a great personal interest and is curious about technological solutions, at the same time as having an inner need for being creative. Erik talks about how Etteplan continues to find new areas where technical animation is a great tool for conveying information. From being more of a marketing tool it has now also become an integrated part in many projects, from projects within communication to product development! Erik explains how all the different projects that are helping others are the most inspiring. Being able to help people or even the environment through his teams hard work is like ‘lighting up the fire pit that everyone can gather around. It feels good to make a difference’.  

“Etteplan gives you the opportunity to grow and to learn new things – as long as you stick your chin out.”

He thinks that the Technical Documentation field offers a wide range of possibilities within many different communication fields. What used to be printed documents, can today be an animation, an app or even a virtual experience! Erik stands behind the message that “Only your imagination sets the limit of what is possible to accomplish.” And this is especially true at Etteplan, because of how the company culture urges their workers to take on responsibilities and realizing their initiatives.  Erik also explains how the culture at Etteplan is all about helping and encouraging each other. Because of this, and much more, Erik feels like Etteplan is a company that really values and focuses on the well-being and development of their personnel.  

Erik lives in a house in Norrköping with his wife and two kids. He comes from a family of engineers and musicians and has been producing music for as long as he can remember. He can find many similarities in the creative processes between the two different fields. “In order to fill a sound scape, you need a wide pallet of audio frequencies ranging from a deep base all the way to the highest notes. The same principle can be applied to a graphical representation or even cooking” Erik explains. 

“We continue to find new areas where technical animation is a great tool for conveying information. From being more of a marketing tool it has now also become an integrated part in many projects, from project communication to product development. My goal is that we keep growing so we can learn more and help more!.”