Friday, February 26, 2010

Work shadowing pt 2 - a letter from Veronica

Daniel Dominguez and I were more then ready to see what R/GA had to offer. We went to one of their buildings (R/GA has three) on 350 W. 39th ST between 8th and 9th Avenues to meet Axel Lindgren and Rasmus Keger.

Axel and Rasmus are working as a Creative Team at R/GA. We came in right after a big project being finished, so Rasmus and Axel didn’t have the week all figured at right away. This worked out really well, and instead of trying to shadow someone else for a day, we got the chance to ask all kinds of questions about school, work, projects, and more. We also walked around the office and got introduced to people.

Before lunch the same day Axel and Rasmus got the news that they would be presented to a new brief around 4pm and at the same time they got more to do on their current project. So all of a sudden there was tons of stuff to do. Very cool to see this change and to realize how important it is to be flexible.

We didn’t know if we could sit in on the meeting but the Creative Director for the project asked for us. So exciting. We got the brief, looked at the deck and felt really happy about it. This was a great start of what to become an amazing week.

During this week Daniel and I worked as a Creative Team and it was great to do so together with a “real” team. We asked a lot of questions on how they handle conflicts and how they prepare when given a new project. With this information we worked on two projects, on two different accounts.

Read the first part of the story here

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wake up to Spotify

Two Digital Media students in Karlskrona,Theo Stråhlén and John Karlsson have developed a small useful application. It's a alarm clock using Spotify so you can wake up to what song you want to in the mornings. Click here to download.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meanwhile in Karlskrona...

...Digital Media students Josue, Ola and Rasmus are working on a couple of 4-D cinema projects on the side. Check out these screenshots from the work in progress:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hallå Stockholm!

The Hyper Island Recruitment Tour comes to Stockholm! Apply now or read more here
Date: February 27
Time: 9 am.
Location: Dialoggatan 16 in Hägersten
T: Telefonplan

Don't be a stranger!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mixable video

Hyper Island students Henrik&Sofia create the world's first mixable youtube video.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bjarke Ingels at Hyper Island sessions

Last night Danish architect Bjarke Ingels talked at Hyper Island Sessions. The talk was on the architect’s view on the world, his visions and philosophy as he showed various examples of his bureau BIG's (Bjarke Ingels Group) work. Bjarke is known for his playful and humoristic way of doing things in combination with a strong social and analytic pathos

Later he was joined by Swedish architects Bolle Tham och Martin Videgård who talked about the architect’s social responsibility with Bjarke and the audience. Emma Rost, editor in cheif for Room, moderated the discussion

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Exclusive Tour

Digital Media students Johan Robert and Elin showing a potential student the ropes

We would like to say thank you to all everybody who came to our guided tour of Hyper Island Stockholm yesterday afternoon. There where a lot of clever and interesting questions that our current students answered before guiding the visitors/ potential new students through a few hours in the day of of Digital Media or Interactive Art Director Student.

Would you like to visit Hyper Island? Check out our website for upcoming dates that will be published shortly

Are you thinking about applying? Read more here

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What has happened the last six months?

6 months of Hyper Island in 1 minute from Karolina Brantås on Vimeo.

Hyper Island student wins a Crunchie

Fredrik Weinestad, Digital Media student at Hyper Island recently won a Crunchie award, alongside competitors like Google and Facebook. The Crunchies are sort of like the Oscars for Internet start-ups, celebrating the biggest innovations of the year. Read the full article here

Friday, February 5, 2010

Work Shadowing

It sound a bit like a spy novel. During five days in February Digital Media Students Veronica Wallström and Daniel Dominguez will follow the work of Axel Lindgren and Rasmus Keger,Copy/Art Conceptual team at RG/A.

The objective is to get an insight in which role research, analysis and strategy has and how they affect a projects life cycle in a digital media project. The shadowing is understand company's business and activities, its internet strategy and be able to make suggestions about potential improvements.

Check back here next week to read more about Veronica and Daniel's shadowing experience.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Azin and Hanna are of to Goodby


Interactive Art Director students Azin Ashourvan and Hanna Wittmark have been hand-picked by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for a job at the famous agency after presenting a sucessful case brief in a module that was lead by creatives from Goodby.

The job, which is a four month internship starts at the end of march. Hanna and Azin's Baby Talk is a brief for a product that should be able to generate a revenu at stimulate the five senses at the same time. Watch the brief here

Read the interview in the Swedish trade magazine Resumé here (in Swedish)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Andreas' Internship

The Digital Media students are doing their internship all across the world. Andreas Johansson, who graduates this summer left Karlskrona in August for Boulder, Colorado and an internship within Interactive Production at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

During the autumn he worked as Interactive Coordinator for Volkswagen, Amex, Guitar Hero and Brammo as well as a position as Junior Producer dedicated to the Volkswagen account.

”My Hyper Island education helped me a lot in terms of being a self managing leader, a problem solver and never turning myself into a victim but actually asking myself how I could have handled certain situations better and trying to understand the different behaviors of my colleagues. In some ways CP+B is exactly like Hyper Island. You make your own decisions and decide how much you want to commit to the company. My five months at CP+B, Boulder, could easily have turned into a "surfing the web"-"drinking coffee"-"chatting" experience but I decided to squeeze out every second of my time there, which I did.”

Accidental Leader Video

Read more here