flashy & video-y

gah! i'm learning so much this week in 12. yesterday i learned a little bit of flash and animated a little guy for this game we're developing and today i made a video for 12er will.

will is actually #13 of 12. he's from the UK, but he's not here yet because he still had to finish university. he should be here around the beginning of june.
anyways...today is his 21st birthday, making him the youngest 12er this year. he's not here and he's never met any of us even over the phone, so i thought i'd be nice to make him a birthday video.

here it is:



12: first week

i know i'm already well into the 3rd week of 12, but i thought i'd post some pictures i took from the first few days.

my computron

the 12 office space

devil's lunchbox, the in-house catering/foody place gave us an awesome breakfast to welcome us to WK. <3

layered cheesy, meaty, eggy, yummyness.

cheeraz, luke, & byron already hard at work.

completely unrelated, but how cute is this cat? mew.


i finally have internet!

after almost three weeks of being in portland, i finally have internet in my house. it's been kind of nice to find alternate forms of entertainment when i'm not at the office, but i've been neglecting my blog. (>_<)

update: i guess i haven't been doing much lately except for getting up early and working a lot. i really enjoy the new environment; wieden + kennedy has such a gorgeous building and i love the open feeling of the architecture - though i think i might talk too loud/high-pitched for a space with so few walls. everyone keeps on overhearing everything i say.
things are going very well and being the workaholic that i am, i'm glad to say that i've been keeping busy with lots of projects already and have been working 9-12 hour days.

i'm becoming an old lady - i get sleepy around 11:30 or so now. poo.
for the past few years, i haven't had to really operate until the PM, so it's a little weird for me now to have to wake up at 7:30am to get ready. i'm sure i'll get used to it soon enough, but for now, i'm missing a lot of go-outy time with my friends. still, it's such a relief to be back in beautiful portland!

work isn't all that's taking up my time though. i still have one more art show i'm going to do before diving completely into w+k 12. i'm doing another show at suite 100 gallery in seattle, but this time it's a photography show (my first one). OOOoOooo...

emily ibarra

I have three photographers in the show: Angela Dawn, Emily Ibarra, and Jack Raynard. I selected them for this show together because they all live in urban cities and their subject matter tends to lean towards young, urban lifestyle.
plus, i normally have a bit of difficulty relating to photography but these three really grabbed me, so i think it's worthwhile to show them.

there is a show description here: This Place is a Prison
photographer information and images should be updated on the website soon as well. the show opens friday, june 13 from 6-11pm.

i'm excited to go up and hang the show. i think by that time, i'll be well into my work at wieden + kennedy and it'll be nice to take a break and do something else creative. my dad and brother will be flying up to seattle to see my show too. they haven't been to one of my shows in over a year, so it'll be really nice to have them there.

last art show in a year probably...kinda sad. (-_-)


back in portland

just finished my first week of 12 at wieden + kennedy. actually, i'm still here.
things have been great! the people here are really nice and i get along pretty well with the rest of the group - a lot of talent and ambition. one week down, a whole year to go.

there is already talk of a reality tv show. ;P

here is an amazing video one of the 12 shared with us:

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo