Finally, we are out of the classroom and getting our first taste of real world experience in the industry. For my six-week internship through the Interactive Design program at Capilano University, I have the pleasure of working with Hangar 18. Hangar 18 is a hybrid creative firm specializing in advertising, design and interactive.
There were many reasons why I was drawn to and sought out an internship with Hangar 18. However, it was primarily Hangar’s multi-talented team, its longstanding reputation as a Vancouver-based firm, and Chris Callendar’s mad Salsa dancing skills.
Into the Wild: Week One at Hangar 18
It has been a great first week so far and I am really enjoying my co-workers. The first day I spent getting oriented with the office, setting up my workstation and learning all the tools I will be using.
I was definitely nervous to start, wondering whether my skills would be adequate to meet their needs and expectations. So far, there has been a lot to learn, but luckily, my mentor Chris is patient and very knowledgeable.
On my second day, I was put to work on a Drupal site. At first, it took some time to reorient myself with the CMS, but I was soon I was up and running. So far I have had experience with troubleshooting, browser › Continue reading
Four weeks in and I feel much more comfortable with the work I am doing at Hangar 18. The transition from the classroom to the office issn’t totally smooth , but definitely exciting, because you are in a real working environment. My biggest expectation during the internship search was finding a team that can help me out during my learning process. I found what I was looking for, and the Hangar 18 development team is helping me a lot, and giving me challenging duties so I can learn much more.
The next two weeks will be very busy, but everything is under control at Hangar 18 since they have really experienced teams. The team I am working with is the interactive development team, which they call “Webheads”. Other teams are “Creatives”, “Producers”, and › Continue reading
I have been spending my last two weeks working as an intern at Hangar 18‘s interactive department. Hangar 18 Creative Group is a Vancouver based agency that has been doing advertising, branding, graphic design, web design/development, sales promotion strategies, campaign planning and program execution since 1996. Their client list includes companies and organizations such as YVR, BC Hydro, Boston Pizza, Tourism Vancouver and so on.
I have been currently working on the development side of projects. I have started working on two amazing projects last week but I can’t reveal any information about them until they are published. I am doing development concept research on one of the projects which means that I am spending most of my time discovering modern web technologies and creating a conceptual prototype for › Continue reading
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