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Anthea Student Workshop

  1. 1. The Real World <ul><li>Digital Identity and Networks </li></ul>
  2. 2. Megan Hosking <ul><li>Holds a Bachelor of Design degree from Victoria University </li></ul><ul><li>Owner and director of Alto - a visual communication design company with a focus on sustainability and cultural transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Helped establish a Young Professionals Network for young(ish) people who are passionate about cultural transformation and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as the Chair of the Sustainability Trust - a trust which enables people to adopt new sustainable behaviours. </li></ul><ul><li>Plays the Ukulele! (Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Anthea Whittle <ul><li>Holds a Diploma in Digital Media from Media Design School </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully completed the 2007 yMedia Challenge for SIDS New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Is a full time Project Manager at Terabyte Interactive in Auckland </li></ul><ul><li>Supports yMedia as digital strategist, and is responsible for the 2008 challenge website </li></ul><ul><li>Finished knitting a wicked cool scarf last night! </li></ul>
  4. 4. I’ll tell you about... <ul><li>Student Life </li></ul><ul><li>After Graduation - get a job! </li></ul><ul><li>Terabyte Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>yMedia Challenge 2007 - our success story </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Life <ul><li>The University of Auckland - why leaving was the best decision I’ve made! </li></ul><ul><li>Finding direction, what are you going to do when you graduate? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t waste your time. Get inside your passion and “Live the Dream”, make it happen. </li></ul>
  6. 6. After Graduation <ul><li>It’s tough getting a job! </li></ul><ul><li>Your portfolio isn’t enough - set yourself apart </li></ul><ul><li>How I got into “the industry” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating my own position </li></ul>
  7. 7. Terabyte Interactive <ul><li>Primarily compiles digital solutions, but our designers are often sought after for corporate branding and campaign design </li></ul><ul><li>Have been around since 1988, and were the first in the industry to use Apple Macintosh machines in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Has a brand new open plan studio in Parnell, Auckland (which we’re pretty excited about!) </li></ul><ul><li>Is a team of 24 designers, developers, project managers, sales people, business analysts, usability experts... </li></ul>
  8. 8. Career love! <ul><li>A wide variety of people, united by a talent and passion for what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Casual and friendly office, great music, frequent cakes, friday drinks! </li></ul><ul><li>An understanding and fair boss, who is a real person and respects each person’s opinion and rewards our hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to constantly push the boundaries, and support in doing so - in any aspect of the company </li></ul>
  9. 9. Project Manager? <ul><li>A client services role - plenty of phone calls and carefully drafted email messages as well as meetings with exciting and driven people </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates and project plans, resource booking, organisation of project teams, motivation of team members and liaison with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence, people skills, passion and devotion! </li></ul>
  10. 12. The Challenge 2007 <ul><li>First impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing my Team Mate </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a community group </li></ul><ul><li>Uber Savvy - the briefing workshop </li></ul>
  11. 13. Hayden <ul><li>Strong in design and standards compliant code </li></ul><ul><li>Less social, and finds it tough to meet deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Loves to download TV shows and movies - Lost, Skins, you name it! </li></ul><ul><li>Reads all sorts of blogs - from Smashing Magazine through to A List Apart and Authentic Boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Now works at Eventfinder in Auckland </li></ul>
  12. 14. SIDS New Zealand <ul><li>Margret, Sonya and SIDS New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>The audience is key, but love your client! </li></ul><ul><li>Applying our existing skills to our project, and challenging them </li></ul><ul><li>Infant death is a sensitive topic - reaching the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the needs of the organisation and their audience. Supporting the objectives of the organisation </li></ul>
  13. 15. The Website <ul><li>Expression Engine CMS - sustainability, maintainability </li></ul><ul><li>Condensing the library of information and making it accessible to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Considering everyone. Web standards and why they are important to our audience </li></ul><ul><li>Not “reinventing the wheel” </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping things fresh and looking to the future </li></ul>
  14. 17. Post Challenge <ul><li>Plenty of great feedback at the awards dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Spectacular addition to our portfolio’s </li></ul><ul><li>Talking point for interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of selflessness - community work reflects well on you </li></ul>
  15. 18. End! :)