Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paint us a picture

What did it look like when Greg helped us decorate our New York Office? Like This:

Hyper Island - Painting process from Greg Solenström on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Become a motion graphics designer!

(Hyper Island graduate Markus Lundqvist's showreel)

The future is in motion. At our Motion Graphics program you'll train to become a fully skilled professional ready to work anywhere in the world. Read more here

Friday, July 23, 2010

Buz joins Hyper Island in New York

We're stepping up our stateside presence with the help of a new adviser, former head of Wieden + Kennedy, New York, Buz Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer has joined Hyper Island to lead its U.S. expansion strategy after leaving his post as managing director of Wieden + Kennedy in April.
While Mr. Sawyer, a strategic development adviser, admits he's not a digital expert, he believes his experience clocking time at agencies affords Hyper Island the chance to better attract candidates to its program from U.S. shops. "They know digital, they know education, but what they don't know is the U.S. ad agency business," said Mr. Sawyer of his new employer. "My job is to figure out strategies for them to grow, both short and long term." Read the full article here
(via Creativity Online)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Seats Left at the Mobile Applications Program

There are still seats left for the Mobile Applications program at Hyper Island Karlskrona, a 60-week program where you learn to design and develop apps for mobile devices (smartphones, iPads etc). Read more here. The program starts in August 2010, no previous experience is required.

Apply by sending an email toMatilda Sundåker
mobile: +46737 383 556

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Whydeo in the rear view mirror

The Digital Media 11 class in Stockholm launched Whydeo at the beginning of May, a project that received a lot of attention from industry press and players. This is the story of the development process:

Whydeo Development Process from Erik Lindebratt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inspiring day

The one-day creativity lab in Middlesbrough proved to be a real success. One of our partcipants, Hilton Barbour was inspired to put some suggestions for rejuvenating 'the agency model' on his blog. Read them here

Friday, July 16, 2010

Grand Opening of our New York Offices.

Its time for cocktails and nibbly bits!

We are happy to announce the opening of our new US headquarters on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Our NYC offices will be an open, creative space where we will hold our Master Classes, invite speakers and host panel discussions on the ever-changing landscape of digital and interactive communication.

Drop by! RSVP at

Thursday 22nd July, 2010
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
74 Orchard Street (Between Broome & Grand)
DJ: Swedish Bakery

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wood turned into gold

Hyper Island graduate Richard Engström struck gold at Cannes Lions for his participation in the Tansu shoe campaign for Onitsuku Tiger.

Since the start of Made Of Japan campaign in 2007, trainer brand Onitsuku Tiger has created a series of shoe sculptures, each representing different aspects of Japanese culture. The 'Tansu' celebrates the Japanese woodworking tradition.

Richard Engström graduated from Hyper Island in 2006. He now works for Amsterdam Worldwide. Besides winning gold, his team was nominated for four other Lions, one more for the Tansu Shoe and the other three for an Asics campaign.

Congrats, Richard!

Read more here (in Swedish!)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A letter from Cannes

Last week Hyper Island sent a few co-workers to Cannes, a letter got sent back home: Here's what they wrote:

"We had one mission; to get to know as many new people as possible. Well, maybe a mission and a half: we also wanted to have some fun. We did both!

We congratulated of our friends, winning lion after lion, we had drinks with amazing people from all over the world, we had chats with agencies on how to change the world of communication. We talked about Hyper Island in New York, in Sweden, in Australia, in South Africa. In Norway, in Manchester, in LA, in.... well, basically everywhere. We talked to Spike Jonze when we were at the screening of his new short story, I'm here - A love story in an Absolut world, by our friends at TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York.

- We hugged Bob Greenberg , and took a photo of it,
- We mingled through the Massive Music Party...

I'm so glad we did all of this, because we met a lot of new friends, we had a lot of fun, and we spread the word about Hyper Island. I hope I'll get to see you all in Cannes next year, accepting your lions, enjoying the sun or networking like crazy."


(Maria Eriksson is Director Of Executive Education at our New York office.)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mary is killing me

Hyper Island graduate Mary Fagot was interviewed in Fast Company Magazine on account of being the creative mastermind behind the advanced 3d code based video for music artist Robyn's interactive video 'Killing Me'.

Read the full article here