Anorak has been growing quickly this past 1year and the number of members expanded to almost double. But Anorak still has fresh, personal feeling as an agent. Account director Ørnulf Johnsen says “Creative is the driving force of Anorak”. How is the environment of an agency focus on creativity look like? Here are some snap shots.
When you are working with limited resources, you sometimes need to do stuff yourself. This time around that was creating an inspirational clip for NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Science), and we opted for making the production inhouse.
Together with the creative team Gaute & Eirik, and the in-house production company at Anorak, I was able to take part in the production from (almost) the start to the end.
I dislike showing an unfinished sketch to people. Because I care about how they understand my drawing skill. But here at Making Waves, it is a wrong answer. Draw as you speak, communicate quickly in visual and go on. Prototyping is key to make the product user friendly. I used prototypes to test on people in all the projects that I have involved at Making Waves. I introduce you 3 prototyping tools commonly used at Making Waves through NoA book app project.
Is it possible to be this lucky? Yes, it is. We managed to get our internship period at Making Waves, just as they were going to the Garda Lake in Italy. AND we got to join! Read More
One advice from NoA to me during this internship was to challenge myself to work with digital design. This summer I created an illustrated map and Tage Haun, my tutor at Making Waves, gave me a challenge to make this into a digital product. I started by learning some new programs called Sketch, Zeplin, Marvel and read through basic documents about app design. Google Material Design and Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines. Read More
As a graphic designer who have never worked on app design, it is thrilling to talk with coding people. What language do they speak? What do I need to learn? I asked 4 front-end developers how I can communicate better as a graphic designer.
Ami: Do you talk with each other in code?
Chamira: Ha-ha, no! But we chat in code in slack.
Culture is often the glue in an organization, you can have prestigious clients, high wages and great benefits, but if the place you work in has a “bad culture” its not really a place that is attractive in the long run… or at least not for us. Read More
How can we share our experience during this internship? As NoA interns, we naturally came up with the idea to make our website. Cathrine and Ami thought that this could be a good way to showcase the projects and culture in the different agencies through our tone of voice, and Ami took this as a chance to design a website properly in Making Wave’s way. We had a great introduction about user testing by Bernadette Eirheim that I would like to share. How can we get test results as pure as possible? This is how we learned from Bernadette.
Continuing the employee journey mapping, wanting to use a service design approach, it was important to talk to the employees themselves. I went out and interviewed 8 people across the organization and got their personal take on their journey with Making Waves.
Do you want to solve all the problems that people have? Me too. When I joined the team which was working on NoA book app, we had too many wishes from people. As we interview more people, we got more confused. How can I be neutral and focus when we have so many different opinions? Here is a method that we learned from a design director at Making Waves, Silje Gabrielsen.
Making Waves is so good at mapping out user journeys for their client so it only made sense to create one for their own employees. The idea to map out the employees “user journey” here at Making Waves was outcome of a workshop together with HR.
We wanted to find out; What does the “service” look like now, and what are the areas of improvement. Read More
At Making Waves, the process is divided in 3 phases. Start by “Envision”, secondly “Shape” and finally “Realize”. Everyone in the project team is involved from beginning to the end of this process in order to make a digital product & services which users actually need and that works. Here is a short description of each process. Read More
Two weeks have gone by, and we need to get to work. Being new, bright-eyed and enthusiastic we want to do EVERYTHING.
As a starting point we created “ the golden triangle”. Which is all about having a balance between improving our individual skillset, creating value for the agency/organization we will be working in, as well as creating value for NoA as a whole. Read More
Welcome to our blog and our internship journey. In the span of our internship we will give you our take on how life is at the different agencies. Throughout our projects and interactions, we will stay open and curious to the people in the different agencies and learn from their stories.
First things first, where are we now? Read More