I get Lionel's email immediately after the call.
He has attached the picture he used to say a little something
about himself when he first joined AKQA.
Sweet! Although this is just a long-distance call,
I feel closer with him than with many people I've met in real.
Posted by gwen at 10:27 PM
During my stay in Amsterdam,
I've been seeing lots of people and reading lots of emails.
There is so much information to digest. I'm exhausted!
With infinite courage, I use my last bit of energy to leave
a voicemail to Keith from W+K at Schiphol airport.
( My voice gets lower and lower... I feel embarrassed )
Posted by gwen at 4:01 AM
To be honest, I hesitated to approach 180 when I read
what's needed to work there from their website:
three recent references and a list of international creative awards.
I'm afraid of those who always mention award winning.
Luckily Astrid was very friendly in emails.
When she is seeing my portfolio,
she yawns without incentive to hide.
She explains that she is just too full after lunch,
not being bored by my work.
This makes her even more friendly in person as you can only
be yourself when you're with real friends.
Posted by gwen at 11:33 PM
I'm not allowed to draw John ...
so I'm writing the result of our meeting.
- To my surprised, he said my English is good, I feel less pressure to speak English in Amsterdam than in London.
- When he's seeing my work, he said he worked in design, he loved to make everything by himself too.
He said " You're the kind of art director we want."
I want to say " You're the kind of ECD I want. "
- When he has seen all my work, he showed me some of their work too. Same as W+K London, they like to make books for presentations too.
He said "Yes! We love books!"
I want to say "Yes! I love books too!"
Before leaving Hong Kong, I've collected 13 big boxes of art books in the office.
Posted by gwen at 5:28 AM
"What? after all those bad experiences in Edinburgh,
you still want to go to Amsterdam?
You've been to many interviews in London already,
so what, nothing comes up! Do you know why?
I really don't understand you, you're still like
a fresh graduate after working for some years.
Do you know how many more months you could survive
on your saving? Then you'll have to go back to Hong Kong!
What's wrong with you?..."
One values the results, the other one values the experiences;
One is practical, the other one has dreams.
Rabbit: The problem is someone doesn't know to respect others!
Posted by gwen at 6:46 AM