Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Rabbit Hole : Job studio visit




















About : Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole is a small creative studio made up of graphic designers, art directors, photographers, developers and illustrators. We predominantly work for the music, arts & culture sectors.

We strive to make memorable and engaging design across a multitude of media platforms. Our end goal is to always create interesting and valuable dialogue with the people who view our work. We offer services in branding & identity, digital design & development, mobile application, print & literature, image making, illustration, copywriting, film and photography.



Visit / job interview

The studio visit to Rabbit Hole kind of came out of the blue, as it wasn't me who approached them (which is quite exciting) I follow the studio that is based in Duke studio's on twitter and saw that they were advertising for a junior design job, however I didn't apply due to my commitments to my studies. Regardless Tim Dee, the creative director or Rabbit Hole emailed via my Behance account inviting me to the studio for a chat about possible opportunities.

Emails



Emails




Studio visit

The studio visit went very well. There was a friendly atmosphere within the hustle bustle of Duke Studios. During my visit, I was taken into the board room which to put it simply was a job interview for the position that was being advertised. 


Interview

The interview went quite well. However due to being interviewed out of the blue I was quite unprepared which in hindsight looked bad on my part. I had no printed portfolio or business card to show so I was interviewed over an iPad - browsing my Behance Page.

This was not a great experience as I had no control over the iPad, therefore I could not show off my work in any running order or more importantly my best work. What I mean by this is that my Behance page still hosts a few old projects of mine, dating back to first year. Work that you don't want a potential employer to see.

Apart from being out of control of how my work was displayed, I felt that I answered their questions pretty well and articulated my views on design / own work to a good standard. I also highlighted that I often go to Duke Studio events as well as exhibitions down in the gallery. Including this I often see the guys from Rabbit Hole at local gigs I go to so I made it clear that I could fit into their studio environment.

The only criticism I can recall is them discussing a few typeface choices (again annoyingly old work)
They said that there was a pieces that lack concept as they expect concept driven design at Rabbit Hole.

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Projects that took my interest



The City Talking 

The City Talking is a network of more than 60000 young people sharing news and views about life in Leeds; online, on mobile and in print.

As well as coming up with their identity, we design and manage the print side in the form of a free monthly feature-led newspaper. Each issue centers on a different theme and, although still in it's infancy, The City Talking has made a real impact in the city of Leeds.






















Collection of logos




The pigeon detectives 




















Size records





















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