Graduation week has started in Karlskrona, and many of my classmates are back there. Today we all presented our learnings, and what we have done during these 7 months. Since Nina, Theo, Henrik, Alexander, John, and I are still in New York, we made a movie with our answers. Above is a screengrab from my interview, and the whole movie will be public shortly.
Here is another image from our Graduation party at Hyper Island NYC. DM11KNA, DM11STO, and IAD11STO….you can tell we are happy!
We had a pre-graduation party on Friday and it was awesome. Nina, Vanessa, and I had arranged with Nyper Island NYC so we could all gather there for some mingle, drinks and we also had a surprise for the other students. We made stars (as we have seen from the previous Karlskrona graduations), and everyone shared their best memory and what their plans are for the future, and then they got their star. We continued the night at White Slab together with YM and friends. We also went to one fifty one…and to Pianos. Yes it was a long night, and everyone had so much fun.
We got Memorial Day off from work, so Nina, Theo, Henrik, John and I went to Coney Island for the day. 31C and felt like 35C, a lot of people, and great times. In the afternoon we also got some footage for our Hyper Island Internship Presentation video.
I just emailed ASF to get a confirmation that they received my papers and documents, and the response I got was “yes, I received the email but I haven’t looked through the papers yet“. Hmm, I know my deadline was the 20th, and that isn’t the same date as for them to send it to the next person. But this makes me a little worried. What if something isn’t right, do I still have time to change it then???
It’s the 18th of May and we just sent all my papers to ASF. It feels really good to have two days until deadline, wich will give them, and me, time if something needs changes.
Below is a list of what ASF need from me and Your Majesty so that we can extend my J-1 visa:
• written explanation of why I need this extension
• Training/Internship Placement Plan, DS-7002
• verification that my insurance is paid
• letter of endorsement from Hyper Island
• payment of the ASF program fee
Deadline: May 20th
I talked to James and Jens today about my work so far at Your Majesty. I’m so happy I made the transfer, and I really love designing. I only got good feedback from both of them and we all want me to stay. So tomorrow I’m gonna email ASF and ask what they need from us so they can extend my J-1 visa to November.
I was going to bed when I got an idea for a run. A little over a year ago my class and I was in the beginning of the Promotion and Marketing module. We were suppose to promote ourselves, the class, and Hyper Island. That was when “What is XV?” started. When we talked about how to get the industry people of design and advertising to notice us we joked about life size posters and cutouts.
Now since I’m working at GoldRun I can do this! I can create ARs of Masse Nisstany who is in Beijing and Ola Syse who is in Amsterdam, and place them right here in New York where I am. How cool is that.
My brother and his girlfriend Frida is coming to NYC in April to visit me. I’m really excited about this and it will be the second time my brother flies over here. I know it’s still a few more days, but it’s almost like I’m counting. So when my friend and classmate Theo Stråhlén created a countdown calculator/site and I just had to try it. Go to the site, and create your own. It’s super easy, you’ll get your own URL, plus the site is pretty sweet.
Well I know there is no status #1 and #2, but I’ll try to keep this up. And since it is my third week here at Tronic and GoldRun I thought it would be a great way to keep track.
So, third week in. I’m working with the mobile app called GoldRun, and there is a bunch of technical stuff, a lot of projects in process and in the near future, and a lot of emails to catch up on. With all this, a new environment and new people it has been fun but a bit overwhelming. Then yesterday was kind of a break through for me. We talked about a demo version vs. the real app, costumer vs. participants, and this made is so much more clear for me. I have also had the time to read the emails, and started to communicate with the clients myself, so this is also good.
On top of that, yesterday I created my own first “run”. I’ll let you know more when we have showed to the client.
Here is a list of where my classmates and I are doing our internships:
Ola Syse – OneSize
Rasmus Stenbergh – Achtung
Carl Berglind – Blast Radius
Petter Andersson – Atelier van GOG
Kristian Andersson – Mickey did it
Paweł Zwoliński – Sid Lee
Josue Motta – B-Reel
Tobias Bergström -
Johan Rosell – UsTwo
Sandra Svensson – Sennep
Sofie Hallor – I Love Dust
Lina Säfström – Mainframe
Masood Nisstany – Ogilvy
Alexander Gårdenber – Firstborn
Johan Karlsson – Firstborn
Nina Amjadi – Your Majesty
Henrik Porseland – B-Reel
Theo Strålén – Domani Studio
Christoffer Erneholm – the KDU
Karin Idering – Strawberry Frog
Ida Ragnarsson – Ogilvy
Veronica Wallström – Tronic
Tomorrow is Monday, and my first day at Tronic. I’m about to go to bed but I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep. I’m very excited, nervous, happy, and excited again. I can’t wait to meet everyone, to see the studio and to getting to know the place where I will be for the next seven months.
To my classmates in Sweden and Europe who also have their first day on Monday I want to say good morning. It’s already Monday! Hope you guys have a wonderful and fun day.