its been a while since i last contributed to the blog so heres everything thats happening
1 – im not sure if i posted this but after the space between exhibition i was approached to be part of a MA Narrative Spaces project at CSM, before i stated it was a job but i class it now as an internship. so i have been working on that organising a meeting with the MOD for technological support by their engineers. here s a link to the piece i exhibited
2- i randomly got an email from this branding/ddesign company called creative leap, i had no idea who they were and was contacted by their director, apparently i was recommended by a tutor that i only spoke to a few time. so afte ri showed my gratitude to this tutor i followed up on the offer of a paid internship within the packaging design department, which includes branding and marketing, after attending the interview i was offered the place along with another student from LCC for 3 weeks, on the last day of the internship, i was offered another placement with the company but in a different department this time in the corporate design department which i am currently on now, where i am producing an animation for a company to go on their website single handedly. Unfortunately i cannot post any images of this placement as it is possible to revel information which will conflict with the confidentiality agreement i had to sign.
3 – During my placement with Creative Leap, i became aware of an interactive event in the Indigo at the O2 on 8th October, on behalf of Sencity. this seems to be more connected with what i want to do in the future. i am currently producing an installation piece within the indigo space. images will be included of researched images of what i want to produce. im taking this Sencity project as an escape from corporate design.
4 – So basically monday to friday 930 – 530 i work at Creative Leap, Wednesday 6-8 Sencity, Tuesday 6-8 i am working on designing the book i am publishing, in hope of selling in a design stores which i am in the process of approaching. saturday- sunday i work part time in retail, then it all starts all over again this will be going on for about 2 months.
5 – A placement at creative leap has given me the opportunity to push my practical design skills and thought process in which i am applyign to the design of my book, as a result of this placement i have developed a sense of clarity snowballing in me redesigning my website to a more professional standard.
6 – I have made some good contacts, within cretaive leap, sencity, CSM etc.. so i am now tryingto get al my design related friends involved by gettin them placements and recommennding them for jovs placements etc…
7 – ohh i forgot i am currently taking the position as creative director of my brothers company where i am designign all the merchadise and website working with a web designer. this has brought up some challenges i will reflect on those another day when im not so busy.
8 – i was offered a place wiht the light surgeons but unfortunately i couldn’t take it just yet so i have been offered to come their in October to intern with them, so thats a positive.
9- i havent conacted everyone on my list yet but things seem to be snowballign into placment after placement so im happy .
10- i think the most surprising and important this so far is that people who are seeing my work actually like it, this is the most important thing to me, as i have a very pessimistic perspective of my work, but with all of these positive feedbacks from companies even those who avent brought me on for a placement in helping me develop some self belief in my art/design eye and a little bit of a confidence boost. which i think is all i really wanted.