Markus Stitz

Markus Stitz

How did you come to Tribe?

I was looking for a co-working space in Edinburgh and asked my friend James Robertson. He recommended Tribe, and after a short chat with Dani on the phone and a day trying it out I was hooked.

What makes you smile?
I smile a lot; life is much nicer with a smile. A few things that make me smile are being in the company of passionate and nice people, finishing ridiculous cycling races and expeditions, listening to a great song I haven’t heard for a while. More locally sitting on a bench on the Portobello Promenade always puts a smile on my face, as it reminds me of how wonderful life can be. I started and finished my round the world trip on the prom, so it will always have a special place in my heart, as does Tribe.

What do you like about Tribe most?
It’s a relaxed and casual place, with really inspiring people around me. I can be introvert at times, but mostly I am the most creative when I have friends around me. Tribe doesn’t feel like an office, I come here every time really looking forward to meeting others and have a nice cup of coffee.

What are you working on right now?
Loads of things. I work for the David Livingstone Birthplace providing strategic marketing and PR support, and for Scottish Borders council running two websites. I am also working on a documentary about Kyrgyzstan and my adventures on the bike in Scotland, and a few features for magazines. On a bigger scale, I have just started a 6-month project developing a network of gravel trails around Dunkeld, with the view to do much more of that work in the future. There’s a reason why coffee is my best friend 🙂