Das Kreative Haus 

(by Burkhard Müller

Hamburg-based agency deepblue networks unites a great variety of creative minds under a single roof. The challenge: How do we raise awareness for deepblue’s »Creative House« and motivate new talents to join their team? We visualized the Creative House by illustrating each of the eight letters of »D E E P B L U E« in an entertaining and distinctive way, inspired by the architectural design of the company’s building. We added tiny characters to every letter, which are all based on real stories of their employees. In this way each letter represents a department and shows fun animations of the everyday work.

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anonymous asked:

how did you get to working in a digital agency? and what course did you graduate in uni? i understand you work only 4 days a week, which is great, because most agencies i know of require their people to work full time

Hey there! I have a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design, and I majored in graphic design. I thought I wanted to do print because like most universities in Australia, mine was ill-equipped to teach digital - I mean we were learning Flash and a lot of students were under the impression that digital meant coding. Which it most certainly does not.

Anyway, in my last year at uni, I did an internship at an ad agency called TBWA where I did half art direction, half design internship in their Digital Arts Network. I made some good friends, finished up my internship, graduated and continued on with my freelance work. One of the dudes I met at that internship referred me to a small digital agency and I got coffee with one of the cofounders. I thought it was just coffee and a chat to give me some direction, but by the end of the chat I was starting a paid internship on the Monday.

After my 3-month, 3-day-a-week internship there they wanted me on board and so did I. I love, love, love my job. We’re like a little family, and because we’re so small I get to do a lot of things that I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to do in a larger space, including working four days (they’re really understanding about how I work, and what I have going on, and I’m really open to them about anything I’m working on), I get to take on a lot of cool roles including video, art direction, creative work, illustration and of course design, and I learnt more in my three month internship than I did all my years at university. 

It’s been over year and I’m still happily there four days a week! It’s been a really great match and I’m continuing to grow all the time, which I think is fantastically unusual. Stoked.


Dar-Vida Campaign 

(by Simone Massoni

This is a collection of a recent series of artworks I made with the agency Erdmannpeisker for the Dar Vida 2015 Campaign. Along with the final artworks, this gallery also features a series of sketches, roughs ideas, some previous versions of the artworks themselves before minor adjustments for the print. Enjoy spotting all the differences and the process I’ve been through to the final art.

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Pop the champagne, WWD just broke the news - I’m thrilled to announce I am now represented by IMG | WME worldwide! This is my 12th year of modeling and the first time I’ve ever been represented by one agency globally. Much love to all the agents who have worked with me in the past, especially my dear friends Micki Schneider and Roman Young at Wilhelmina who, with skill and love, helped guide my career for more than a decade. A big thank you to Ivan Bart, IMG’s Managing Director and Sr VP for putting together an all-star new team in NY, Milan, Paris, London and Sydney who I’m ecstatic to work with. Xx Coco http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/coco-rocha-signed-by-img-models-10156540/

We cannot wait to see the results of this shoot and work with @kommienezuspadt at @thetikioasis BTS from another incredible shoot w/ @giagenevieve for the NOIR | NYC campaign. Huge thanks to @nursebettienyc for the space at their beautiful pinup bar, and @whatkatiediduk for the lingerie. Shoots are done. Time to crush through the photos and videos. Big, big announcements for NOIR 2015 in a couple days as well as early bird registration! Thank you to everyone along the way that’s making this one of a kind event even bigger than last year’s! #professional #freelance #artist #art #fashion #editorial #beauty #sexy #pinup #model #giagenevieve #whatkatiedid #nursebettie #travel #NYC #newyorkcity #NOIR #cute #friends #agency #playboy #cover #wilhelmina #curve #followme #madeineighty #kommienezuspadt

tyrianlugia asked:

(1/2) Okay, so I was looking through your posts, and one said that "a character's actions are stereotypical if the character has no personal agency". My question is, what if it's a situation where they can't have personal agency? I am planning a horror comic with a Hispanic/Latina protagonist, and she commits many crimes. But it turns out that her body is possessed by an unknowable force that leaves her unable to do anything besides be aware of what's going on around her.

(2/2) (Basically she’s stuck in an “And I Must Scream” situation the majority of the time.) The few times she does regain control of her body, she doesn’t commit crimes. In fact, she tries to fix things as best as she can; however, she realizes that this is futile, as “her” crimes were too great. Would “her” actions be stereotypical, considering that she has no personal agency the majority of the time? (I should also say that I am Hispanic. The comic is supposed to have a theme of hopelessness.)

Hispanic Character Possessed/without Personal Agency

I think this could unconsciously be taken by ignorant people as a, “see, they can’t help themselves" like a metaphor to empower the stereotype. 

~ Alice

We all can relate to hopelessness and helplessness, of course, and depending on what your goals are with your comic her helplessness could be metaphorical commentary on some real world situation(s) you’d like to weigh in on in order to draw in the viewers you want to give a relatable story to, and so your idea carries a lot of potential.

If this ends as an overcoming-the-beast arc, then I don’t personally see a problem with the idea of a Latina being possessed by some force, made to do horrible things, then triumphing over it.  

If this ends as a all-is-hopelessness arc, then I would agree with Alice that it may harmfully reinforce to some people that POC “can’t help themselves.”

Whatever the arc, whatever her actions are, if they coincide with stereotypical behavior (if they reinforce the spicy Latina trope, for example) I would definitely re-write them. We don’t need more of the stereotypical situations to pile on and re-inforce their portrayals.  There is virtually no event that must go specifically one, certain way in order to make sure that the story’s theme, plot points, and character motivations go as planned.  

Ultimately, the decision is yours because the Writing Police aren’t going to kick in your window and whisk you away, but if it is a tragedy and intended to end without her overcoming, then I do recommend you do not write her as an ethnicity which has been burdened with that “they refuse to help themselves!” stigma which I have heard over and over again particularly about Latinos. That does knock out quite a lot of options, but if your goal in writing a Latina character is to give readers relatable and/or positive representation, then a dark arc like never overcoming the Beast does not necessarily have a lot of potential in that regard.

- Rodríguez

P.S. Also see here to learn differences between Hispanic vs. Latinx/ista as well as here for some preferences regarding determining ethnicity of such characters.