Tuesday, July 28, 2009

*Warning! Extremely loooong post!* Procrastinators only!

Technically it happened nearly 3 weeks ago, but here goes!

By project, I mean that I was working on a campaign which aimed to help Student Job Search (if you don't live in New Zealand, it's a government run agency that's existed for the last 27 or so years that help students to find jobs and for employers to list jobs, anything from casual to permanent part time, absolutely free!

They screen and short list students for you so yeah, you get the idea, anybody have anything similar to that in their home country?) to persuade more employers out there (anybody from stressed housewives, small to medium business owners or just general office administration, retail and hospitality) to hire more students through them, 'cause of the recession (yes yes yes the R word, man that comes around tons), there had been a 20% drop of employers listing jobs with SJS, ironically around 20% more students signed up to it, you get the idea.

OK, so here ws the process~~~

  1. I saw the advertisement, which surprise surprise, two weeks til the dead line.
  2. Planned around ideas, but for some reason due to my not so PC nature I was very fond of the voraephilic undertone, which reflected in my initial 'Sample Us!' campaign through my two poster designs, as seen below. Believe me, toning down was the hardest!
So hold on a minute, why am I making such a big fuss about this?

'Cause you know why?

If I didn't start this blog to begin with, I wouldn't have done squat all, I wouldn't be drawing, I wouldn't be manipulating images, I wouldn't be scanning, I wouldn't be editing, I wouldn't be thinking, my brain would've just been rotting away to all Hell!

In other words if I didn't have my dear audience, especially Awesome Sara, the queen of all queens of champion blog commentators, my silent fans (yes I know you guys exist! Speak out or I shall prod your browser to all buggery!) that leaves endearing notes to know that yes, I've seen your work and I know you do exist, and good on you for moving along with post-graduation blues and actually trying to do something with yo' life!

Hence why I'm skipping my unsupervised lab time today and do this big arse bloggie post 'cause I think my audience deserve it! Also I need some time to enjoy coffee, 'cause the reggae music at uni cafe just doesn't cut it with moi.

OK, so here goes the first e-mail I sent them, we had to give a CV, a Cover Letter (less than 200 words), and obviously portfolio, I no can give you me CV, but I can give you my Cover Letter, which follows before the images, yes of course they wanted a portfolio! :P

Dear Project Manager

My name is Ariel Ni-Wei Huang and I am a New Zealand Citizen. I have a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and will commence study on a degree in Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato from this year’s second semester on wards.

I believe I can achieve the objective of the campaign successfully because I possess strong determination, relevant design skills and I am very familiar with how the dynamics between employers, students and SJS staff works therefore I know the kind of environment I am designing for, professional and ethical.

I have designed two posters for what I believe that the hypothetical brief would ask of me, which is to boldly present the objectives of SJS which in this case, strongly appeals to the financial advantage and user friendliness of the employers.

If chosen, I would tackle the brief and take it to the next level, for being a returning graduate has strengthened my determination to acquire more relevant skills in contemporary design as well as making connections.

Here I attach my Curriculum Vitae and portfolio.

I look forward to discuss further with you.

Yours Faithfully

Ariel Ni-Wei Huang

Man, looking back, it sucks ############################## (insert imaginery words) I gotta learn to write like a businessman (or an accountant, which ever makes me sound more business-like, or whatnot, blech.)

Ah well, here are the images!

Next post, the down and dirrrrrrrrrrrty! (Sketches you perves! Jeez what do you people feed your mind with!)

1 comment:

  1. Not like an accountant! They don't know how to write, just how to use a calculator, and microsoft excel ^_^