I'm back in London from Kazakhstan. It's been great being there and seeing many new things. More pictures will follow. But for now I'm planning what to do next. There are three routes I am considering. The first one would be to do a postgraduate course. I haven't applied to the Watford course, neither to Falmouth one. My application went all the way up north to Sweden, to Hyper Island where I applied for the Interactive Art Director course.
It's a one year course for people with work experience to dive in into interactive media. I think combining this with my former studies in design and creative advertising makes a lot of sense. So far I've passed the first application stage and I've been invited to the admission days in Stockholm next week.
The other more than interesting thing is W+K's Platform. Wieden+Kennedy is opening their own creative school for 12 people for six up to nine months. The deadline for this is in two weeks (3rd of July) so right now I'm working on an entry. Remembering my friends participation in the W+Kside application process, I know that there is going to be fierce competition from all around the globe for spaces on this program. I'll do my best to get a shot – how great would that be?
The third option is a direct one, looking for a new creative partner and get a first placement and turn it into a permanent job. Tough, but possible, it's just about finding someone who fits. So if you know anyone looking for an art director, send an email my way – write (at) creativeinlondon (dot) co (dot) uk
Share your thoughts with me on those things, I was considering Watford but many of you told me that agency experience is way more valuable, which I agree to. Thus Hyper Island, most of the time they teach at agencies and there are great work placements available. But to be completely honest, I'd prefer to stay in London and finally start off in a permanent position here.