Wednesday — December 14th, 2011,
4 weeks ago I was browsing a few different stock photo sites looking for a few particular images for a client. One of them was Johnér Bildbyrå. I found a few images that I wanted to suggest to the client and I went on with signing up with an account on Johner.com so that I could get an idea of how much these images would cost. They require quite a lot of information to register, which is not uncommon for stock photo sites, but I had never understood why. Until recently.
Thursday — August 18th, 2011,
For a year now I’ve been working as a designer in an agency in Oslo. My tasks here has been quite similiar to what I was doing as a freelancer, except a lot less coding and time spent talking with clients.
I would just like to point out one very important thing that I have discovered during the last year.
My progression as a designer in an agency has been a whole lot faster than the progression I experienced as a freelance designer.
Thursday — April 22nd, 2010,
A late evening the other day I was browsing the internet, which I tend to do quite regularly, and I came across Juanma Teixidó’s blog. There I found a picture of a coffee cup, which had the words ‘What would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?’ written on it. Rather intrigued by the question, I started pondering. What would I actually attempt to do? As usual I wore my designer hat firmly placed on top of my head and I immediatly gave the question the agenda to challenge me as a designer, so I rephrased the question
— ‘What would you attempt to design if you knew you could not fail?’
Tuesday — March 2nd, 2010,
It’s been a bit hectic around here for the last couple of weeks as I’ve been trying to plan out the next 6 months of my life. I’m still working on that, but some things are settling down now and I’d like to share one of them with you.
Saturday — January 30th, 2010,
.. and it’s awesome. After 18 hours of traveling we’ve finally arrived at our hotel in the heart of Shiboya. We took the bus from the airport directly to our hotel, and that trip itself made the vacation worth every penny. For a guy that has been living his whole life in Oslo, the size, structure and the randomness of this city seems absurd.
After we got our room, we went out to find a kaiten sushi restaurant, which was a lot harder then first expected. We didn’t have a clue what to look for, and it took us about an hour and 6-7 locals to point one out. The food however was delicious (oishii desu in japanese). Our room is on the 14th floor and we have a spectacular view, with the Shibuya Crossing just beneath us.
So far this has been one of the coolest experiences in my life. Everything here is so different, and I love it.
I’ll post some more pictures and write more about the stay in Tokyo later. Now I have some sleeping I have to attend to.