I just finished working on my first freelance project. Take a look at it here.
Let’s talk about interning.
I just finished a six-week placement at an agency in West London. I think in the short time I was there I learnt more than I did in 3 years at uni: like how to work professionally; how to work to an actual deadline (and not just give yourself an extra hour or an extra day because you can); how to work collaboratively - not just with other creatives, but with account managers and project managers. I learnt so many ways to make my work better: to look better and say more and achieve more. I networked, I made contacts and I made friends.
And then there’s the stuff I learnt about what I don’t want to do. Like how I don’t want to be constrained by third party website banner guidelines and how I don’t want to work on just one execution of an idea - I want to do the thinking and the concepting and have the freedom to explore a project. I want to experiment and play and be truly creative - there’s a studio somewhere that shares that idea.
I finished my degree a couple of weeks ago and am in the process of putting together my on and offline portfolios (I’ll link the website soon). I’m thinking of including a digital collection of my sketchbooks: I always like looking through other peoples books; seeing how they work, how they think and how they got to a final outcome.
This is how I work.
I spent most of Saturday trashing my room and turning it into a 360° virtual tour. It turned out to be pretty good at getting rid of some stress so close to my deadline.
A manifesto concept I have been working on for Adbusters magazine. The initial image is made up of 20 individual images all of which relate to a statement on a new manifesto. The user selects ten and uses these to create their own visual manifesto; unique to them, but united around the common goals of the magazine and its network. At all levels this is designed to create a platform for debate.
This is the second of 2 projects I’m still working on for my final assessment in a few weeks.
I am creating a new, visual manifesto for Adbusters magazine; it will be fully customisable by the user, allowing them to sign their personal version of the manifesto containing only the values which are important to them. These will then be used to drive the content of future issues of the magazine. And I’m making digital collages…