Friday, 28 October 2011

The World at Seven Billion






One way of making yourself feel teeny tiny.


Image Credits: bbc.co.uk

Working at The Financial Times (Week 3)

I've just finished my third week working as an intern at the Financial Times on How to Spend it Magazine. I'm really enjoying it, and am learning new things on Photoshop and InDesign every day. Here is some of the online work. I get to photoshop pictures and design the layout for the website. I have done something for the 'Fine times' November issue, but because it hasn't been published yet, I cant show you.

I'm a little sad that its nearly over, but at the same excited that (hopefully) this will be the first of many internships over the next few months.






Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cobweb Hotel


This is my earliest memory of animation. It's still my favourite cartoon. 

Good old fashion chivalry.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Working at The Financial Times


















So my first week working as an intern at the Financial Times is almost up. I'm really enjoying it! My time there is split between design work and website work. Both which I'm really enjoying! Some of the Photoshop work is very challenging for the web images but there's nothing more I love than a challenge. It's a chance to learn something new!

I decided to crash a tutorial and visit some friends (Polly) and felt like all the things I was doing at FT was at warp speed compared to what they were doing at uni. It felt strange though. Thinking I could be doing that if i weren't interning at other places. I think that right now a change of pace is what I need.

The pictures above show the fantastic building which overlooks the thames. I love walking into this building. It makes me feel really grown up and a little bit cool (ha). I also have a pass which allows me to enter the building, It doesn't say 'The Financial Times' or has my face on it which was a shame. I'd certainly forfit my £5 deposit if it had only to keep it as something cool.

Thats also a picture of my desk at for this week. Its a mac connected to a dell screen? which is a little strange to me but I'm getting used to it. They also have these amazing chairs which I am in love with but cost almost £1000!!?

I also got an email today inviting me for an interview for early next week. Yay! 

Wish me luck!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Internship at the Financial Times


Monday is the first day of my Internship working on 'How to Spend it' at the Financial Times.
 
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Back to the Start



Stop-Motion Animation by Johnny Kelly
Music: "The Scientist" by Willie Nelson
Commissioned by Chipotle
See how it was made here

I really love this short film. It really hits home about how things have changed to meet the high demands of the 21st century. The craftsmanship is so polished, it almost looks like CGI. My favourite bits are the pigs, I really like the shape of them. 

The main point of this film is that although leading up to the 21st century, advances have been discovered and put into place and this has has a good effect and bettered our way of life. Some things however have not. 

Super fast and super quick will never mean super tasty.