KK graduates Anders Wendel, Nicolai Smith, Peter Lund and Pia Storm talk about their careers and what motivates them.
Dorte Nielsen explains the application process and what to expect as a KK student (in Danish).
Every year, a lot of talented people want to join the Art Direction & Concepting Bachelor’s Degree course at Kreativ Kommunikation. Unfortunately, we only have 24 spots. So, how do you get one of these places? Here, a little advice …
Don’t try to be ‘someone in advertising’. There are so many kinds of people in agencies (nerds, maniacs, sweethearts etc.) If you’re curious, creative and communicative by nature, it will come through.
Take it seriously
Applying for KK is not a job application, but in many ways should be taken as seriously. This is your first big step on your career ladder towards a bright creative future!
Ask around. Do research.
Speak to current and past KK students. How did they get in? Do they have advice? Look through this blog at student work and portfolios. Come to the annual Åbent Hus (Open House) day at the school to meet students and teachers. Read relevant literature or websites to figure out what advertising is.
And, if you’re at the beginning of your creative journey and don’t even know where to start, well …
• Start collecting all your creative projects over time, share your work online, find people to admire.
• Become familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite software package (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
• Get relevant work experience as an assistant or junior creative at an ad agency, web studio etc.
• Get involved in creativity and communication! Surf the web; go to poetry slams; write poems; go to exhibitions; create a blog; keep a sketchbook in your bag; tweet; take a lot of photos, observe people on the train; make a band; go to fashion shows; design your own logo. Invent stuff! Be observant! Have fun!
As part of the Brand Creation course, the KK2 Art Directors jumped into the world of visual identity with the guidance of experienced graphic designer Emil Hartvig from Studio C. Their task was to recreate the brand identity for Copenhagen’s Experimentarium City in just one week. They explored, they explained, they experimented and … they almost exploded! Finding endless ways to to re-invent Experimentaruim’s visual language. But, before we see their great solutions, let’s take a look at the current visual identity …
Okay, so clearly some work to be done to bring this brand into 2015! Here we go …
Kreativ Kommunikation students took a total of four out of only 20 places at the international Cream Portfolio Exhibition in London. The annual show is judged by super-famous Creative Directors and attracts talent from around the world. It was hosted by global recruiters, The Talent Business, at the prestigious BBH offices in central London. Here the portfolio sites of the wonderful KK winners:
Philip Bock & Morten Schmidt, www.bockschmidt.com ; Lea Brisell, www.leabrisell.dk and Line Johnsen, www.linejohnsen.com. Well done guys, a fantastic achievement!
The KK2 students did some really great work during their three week ‘TV Concepts’ course. Andreas Green Lorentzen, Anna Katrine Winblad Nielsen, Viva Eva Brincher Galbiati and Eva Stehr Ebbensgaard made ‘Lotto – Held i spil‘ and Frederik Voetman, Lea Flodgaard Madsen, Sebastian Hartbøl Eskesen and Hugo Roberts did ‘Lotto – for let’.
The students from KK1 were prepped for YCCA 2015. Best in Class were Klara Vilshammer Christiansen and Jonas Frederiksen — they received their well-deserved dog tags. Congrats. Thanks everyone for a great week with lots of great work. Best of luck with YCCA!
Tau Rosenberg, Louise Hovgaard Skafte, Tobias Løvschall-Wedel and Jeppe Kuld (KK students past and present) were chosen by the Danish Creative Circle Board to represent Denmark in the 2014 Eurobest Competition. Here they are, keeping their cool, in Finland!
Last week our second year made events aiming to recruit volunteers to the Red Cross Voluntary Visits service, where young people visit elderly ones. Here’s an example that came out really well, made by Katrine Winblad Nielsen, Freja Krebs-Sandholm and Sebastian Risom Drejer:
Recently our hard working second year students worked with Telmore Play a mobile telephone product that includes added features such as online films, music, series and magazines. Here are some of their solutions:
Andreas Green Lorentzen, Frederik Voetmann, Jesper Wendelbo Lindeløv and Sebastian Risom Drejer:
Niklas Hultquist Andersen, August Laustsen, Maria Marcher, Magnus Hasselberg:
Peter Conlan, Andrew Rhodes Nørgaard, Luis Holmes, Mads Schmidt Hansen: