I’m sorry for being quiet for a while.
I wasn’t sleeping, I’ve been quite busy indeed.
One of my dreams came true, I spent a year working full time at W+K Amsterdam.
I made many badges, did some work for Coke and Nike Women, and met lots of interesting and talented people there.
Then I went home to chase another dream - to get this story published…
and I made it! I feel blessed to be able to draw what I imagine, to share what I experience. Thank you very much for your support and encouraging words!
I’d definitely love to share my new adventures with you here soon.
If you're outside Hong Kong and interested in the book, you may order it here
Posted by gwen at 6:19 AM
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