Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hyper Island Student Summer Stories

The end of the semester is here for our Hyper Island students in the Digital Media Program. We had a chat with with students André and Sebastian for a quick chat about their summer holiday.

André - student at Digital Media Program

What are your plans for the summer?

I'm working three weeks as an Art Director Assistant at Björn Borg in Stockholm. I worked there as freelance for 3 months, after that I started working there like 1-2 days a week, helping out with different projects. It's perfect job on the side, very flexible, so if we have a lot do to at Hyper island I work less. I get to do all types of different designs like promotion material, packaging, banners and website updates.

How do you use your education at Hyper Island in your work?

I'ts mainly the mindset, the Hyper Island way. Primarily I use a lot of feedback, by taking constructive criticism and turning it into something good. I am better at putting words on what I feel in different work situations, like a stressful sitauation. In a creative way I feel that I have learnt a lot of tools that I can use when I work. I think in a different way now, more out of the box and one step further, I think more about the end-consumer and usablity than what is hot in the industry right now.

What are you doing besides work?
I'm planning a last-minute trip down to the mediterranean somewhere. Otherwise I will most probably spend my time drinking beer while fishing pike.

Lastly, hammock or deckchair?
Easily hammock!

Sebastian - student at Digital Media Program

What are you doing this summer?
Relaxing - I'm going to Bali for 3 weeks, for some sand and surf together with my girlfriend. We are going to Kuta beach but also traveling around Bali and to islands like Lombok and Gili islands. At the end of summer I'm also visiting the music festival Way out West in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Best surf-movie?
Point break is a classic.

What are you looking forward to this fall?
I'm looking forward to both the final project and the internship that starts in November. My dream client would be Nike sneakers, I really love shoes and especially sneakers. For the internship I'm thinking of working with design and concept development, in New York or San Francisco. I don't know which agency yet though.

Finally, sunrise or sunset?
Sunset, in general it is more beautiful with more colors and more romantic.

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