Firstly, always this...
And so it is, JT, so it is.
I can't believe it's MAY and I haven't updated the site. Very naughty. I blame my newest online obsession: Tumblr. Okay, okay, so Tumblr is nothing new but my fascination with it is. I now have three Tumblrs: 1. That I'm running concurrently as I write my non-fiction book (about coming out) 2. That complements my online fic 'The Possibility of You' with visuals and music and 3. Random shit that cracks me up.
This year was a slow starter on the work front, then BAM, March hit and it was all on. I've just finished up these projects:
As you can see, I've been 'Shining' a lot recently. Oh god, stop me now.
Nice bit of press on Westpac's new HomeClub – an online house hunting tool that I've been working on with Westpac!
I've been working on this for the last few months, not only writing all the bits and pieces of copy on the site itself, but also transforming the Home Buyers & Sellers Guide (brochure) into a digital format, which you can access from HomeClub. Has been a really fun time, and I can't wait to see how this impacts both the housing search market, and gives the other banks a bit to worry about!
A month or so ago I worked in at G2 advertising agency for a week (now BCG2), and came face to face with a brief I'd worked on before - the Art of the Envelopes call-for-entry.
For the last two years the awards, run by Candida, had been using a concept thought up originally by my art director Matthias and I when I was fulltime at BCG. What a coincidence that I would be involved in coming up with a new approach in 2010.
I was only involved at the concepting level, coming up with the core thought "Sexing up the envelope". We decided to use current DM hotshots from the ad industry in 'sexy' poses - everyone loves to laugh at people they know. Take a look at the end product, I reckon they did a great job:
Here's a link to some PR on advertising blog Stoppress: http://www.stoppress.co.nz/news/2010/07/scantily-clad-marketers-get-sexy-turn-envelopes-into-mmmvelopes/weeblylink_new_window