Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Calling all North East England Creatives

As the French celebrate their revolution, we celebrate digital revelations by offering the Hyper Island Creativity Lab 14th July in Middlesbrough. We provide you with a vital opportunity to explore key tools for idea generation and development, and to absorb essential knowledge about the future of the digital landscape.

This one-day session also provides you with an insight to Hyper Island’s unique in-house methodology, the opportunity to reflect on how the digital landscape is affecting your work, and to draw on yours and other participants’ embodied knowledge and experience in order to adapt for change and achieve innovation.

Avoid having your expectations guillotined , sign up now as there are only 40 seats available.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Anders & Erik are of to Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi in Stockholm recently recruited Anders Ekman and Erik Hiort af Ornäs, graduates from the Digital Media Program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.

"It's in their blood", says Adam Kjer, Creative Director at Saatchi who, in concurrence with the CEO, Hans Sydow expresses that "digital is no longer a choice it is an integrated part of every assignment". That is why they have chosen to employ Hyper Island students, to increase the agency's digital competence.

Read the full article published in Resumé here (in Swedish)

Swedish Metro also picked up the story.

Monday, June 21, 2010

We're coming to Australia

There has been a rumor going around, from Brisbane to Perth, that Hyper Island is to deliver the Master Class to the creative industry of Australia. All we can say is that: yes, it is all true!

In late September we bring the cool crispness of the north to the 'sunny side of the street'. Together with creatives, designers, account managers, project managers and executives we are ready to explore the digital landscape, current trends and the possibilities that lay a head.

We've had the good fortune to have been invited to Australia by the Communications Council, who's motto: 'together stronger' sits very well with Hyper Island's collaborative learning approach. Initially we will be offering two courses: in Sydney 17-19th September and in Melbourne 24-25th September. As springtime comes to Australia, so does Hyper Island.

Read more and register on the Hyper Island Master Class site

Monday, June 14, 2010

There is a new sheriff in town

The new Iphone, that comes with an updated operating system, opens up new possibilities for mobile apps' designers and developers...

With over 1500 API:s and new commercial possibilities the new Iphone has not only dazzled us with its good looks and charming ways, it also gives designers, developers, and the industry as a whole, an energy injection. We are really looking forward to hear what the business has to say about it when they visit Hyper Island to lead, inspire and challenge our students at the Mobile Application Program this fall.

Do you want to appy for a seat at the Mobile Applications Program? Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

From Stockholm to San Francisco

"Got hired? Yes! We’re staying at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners", says Hyper Islands students Hanna & Azin on their blog on June 7th.

When the buzz reached us at the Hyper Island blog, we smiled. We just love a great internship story.
Four months ago Hanna & Azin, students from Interactive Art Director ´10, gave San Francisco a shot. According to their blog, they just loved it and are now planning to stay. That sounds pretty great, right?

Check out their blog and see how the story ends.
Congratulations Hanna & Azin!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Digital Recruitment Day

Did the dog eat your portfolio? Did you get caught in the volcanic ash cloud? Whatever reason you might of had for missing Hyper Island's global recruitment tour, here is another chance to apply:
On 11 th June we will be conducting a digital recruitment day out of our office in Karlskrona. All you need to is apply for a seat here. If your application is successful we will contact you for a digital recruitment day that consist of:

- A conversation with Hyper Island staff/student (via skype),
- An individual creative task (via skype),
- An oral/written English Exam (if necessary).

The time is now. Apply and join the future.

Internship report no. 3

Waldemar from the Interactive Art Director Class 10 packed his bags a few months ago to try his luck as an intern at W+K in Tokyo. In true Hyper Island style he has summarized his internship as a list containing 1o reflections.
Read them here

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Internship summary

Motion Graphic Designer Martin Bergén describes his internship at B-Reel in Stockholm. This is how he sums it up, in a short but sweet manner.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Abstract Answers

Hyper Island graduate, Christian Johansson, was recently interviewed by Digital Abstracts on what inspired him to become a designer, what made him kiss his mama goodbye, leave Sweden and Hyper Island and how he ended up at Your Majesty in New York. There is also some thoughts on Flash, the pros and cons of being a Senior Art Director and what to do if you feel uninspired.

Read the article here

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Being an intern...

Six guys from Hyper Island's Digital Media 10 class decided to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and try their luck at different agencies in the land of the brave and home of the free. By the looks and sound of it, there is no place they would rather be.

HINYC REPORT from Gregory Solenström on Vimeo.