Work at Paperlike

Work at Paperlike

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Mission & Philosophy

Paperlike's Mission

Paperlike is the iPad accessory brand for creators and doers. We make technology truly enjoyable.

Paperlike Philosophy and Core Values

Jan, founder and CEO, started Paperlike on the side to fulfill his own need: going fully paperless.

When the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil came out, the combination seemed promising, but the experience of writing on glass was not good enough. So Jan invented a screen protector that simulated the feel of paper as much as possible, went to Kickstarter, and quickly found he was not the only one with that desire. Paperlike was born out of necessity and with minimal resources.

That is still the basis of our core philosophies:

Working at Paperlike

  • Do it yourself, until you know about it enough. Then, and only then, get someone who can do it better.
  • Focus on the one thing at hand. Only solve the next biggest challenge, don't start too many Projects simultaneously
  • Small is beautiful: we're a small company and we want to stay small
  • We're not going after every opportunity. Less, done right, is more.

Paperlike as a company

  • Less is more
    • Great work can be achieved in less than 40h. Most people at Paperlike work 30h/ week on average.
    • We only work with the best talent. That means we need fewer people and can pay better.
  • Flexibility
    • You work independently and manage your own time. Got a dentist's appointment at 10? Not a problem. Your son got sick and you have to pick him up from Kindergarten? Take the day off and focus on tea and cuddling.
    • You know when to put in extra effort and when you can let it go a bit.
  • We look out for each other
    • Your family is more important than any business, even Paperlike.
    • No business should replace friends or family. Still, if you have troubles, whatever, and we can help, we will.
  • Friendly Team
    • the Paperlike team is spread all around the globe. From Hamburg, Germany to Madagascar to the US.
    • That makes us diverse and brings in lots of different perspectives.
    • We do like each other and try to keep it that way :)