Highlights Of The Week
– PROJECTS –
Blueberry’s recent sign up Daniel Danielsson created the 3D animated title sequence for the 2014 Swedish Steel prize. Equal parts a creative and a technical artist, the Swedish native freelance Motion Graphic Designer and Director – who is now based just north of London – bridges the gap between Brief and Motion thanks to his overactive imagination, passionate heart and curious mind.
– SPOTLIGHT –
A London-based video producer who loves creating fresh and engaging content, Jay Knowles is another new addition to Blueberry’s talent roster. This week he has started his first job booked with Blueberry and the timing could not have been more perfect as he is the subject of our weekly Spotlight. Extremely motivated and with a passion for video and for pushing the boundaries of what it can achieve, Jay enjoys working as part of a successful team, combining a highly professional and collaborative approach to achieve excellent results and quality output. Beyond commercial projects, he has also worked on a wide range of video and animation projects and has produced award-winning short films.
– EVENTS –
Irantzu and Maureen attended a breakfast talk by Simon Sinek on Tuesday morning, held by the How To Academy at the Emmanuel Centre. The talk was part of Simon’s tour to promote his latest inspirational book “Together is better”. His talk on leadership and fulfilment at work comes with a clear vision of a business world that puts people first and shoots for long terms gains by investing in its people. A concept that might be more easily grasped in the creative industries than in investment banking for example, but the need for a humanist approach was evidenced in the questions from the audience. Simon’s core notion was around the practice of empathy and becoming a leader through looking after the people around you – that’s how the world gets changed, one person at a time. We came out with the fire in our belly burning a little harder!
– HQ NEWS –
On Friday night the Blueberry team headed to the legendary Fireworks Festival at Alexandra Palace to celebrate the annual tradition of Guy Fawkes’ bonfire weekend, which also included the UK’s largest German Bier Festival, two huge funfairs & lots more. With a spectacular firework and laser display plus unparalleled panoramic views across London, the show lit up the sky for an unforgettable bonfire night experience. Fun was had, food and booze were consumed aplenty and somebody even got a lightsaber…