Friday, April 29, 2011

A Creative Way to describe a Creative School

The way an advertising or design school advertises itself must prove incredibly difficult. They have to prove the are worthy of calling themselves creative in an ever-increasingly competitive space.

Have you heard of Hyper Island?

"The Hyper Island Master Class is an intensive three-day program for professional focusing on how to create efficiency within your organization and using interactive media as a tool for achieving high growth and ensure long-term success. 

Hyper Island offers the Open Master Class in Karlskrona (Sweden), London (UK), New York (US) and Los Angeles (US)."

I kinda want to go. Especially after watching this cool video.

Hyper Island On a Wall from Hyper Island on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hey you, pay my way!

One way to get into an advertising or design school is to have someone else pay for it.

Check out this scholarship being offered by Langara College in Vancouver.

2011 Rethink Scholarship at Langara Call for Entries from Rethink Canada on Vimeo.

Their site says:
We think it's important to nurture young talent. That's why we teamed up with Vancouver's Langara College. Together, we offer one aspiring art director or designer the chance to win a two-year, fully paid $18,000 scholarship to Langara's Communications and Ideation Design Program.

To apply, students are asked to fill a classic black sketchbook in any way they want. Or take it apart and rebuild it into something totally different. They simply need to convey their ideas, passion and creativity using only the black book. We then judge the sketchbooks to award the scholarship.
You got nothing to lose by entering. Except a free education.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nice Message

Hannah Choi & Rebecca Ullman from VCU Brandcenter created this video promoting the Tomorrow Awards from

Simple. And I love it.

The Tomorrow Awards from Hannah Choi on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I sit in so many meetings  --usually filled with a few too many people-- a bunch of whom don't say one word, that it makes me wonder.

You realize that it is your responsibility to participate. Not just in meetings, but in most everything to do with your job. Sure anyone can be a fly on the wall, sit and listen and take it all in. But is that really the point?

Is that how you are choosing to learn, by listening? I'd advise you to choose participate as the verb you choose to learn by.

Ask a question during a meeting. Make a comment. Let others hear you voice, your brains, your humor -- something. If you participate in meetings, people ultimately recognize your contribution which I can tell you goes a long way.