Launch Party Winner – Team Life member 2of5, Simon Smith

Here is the second in a series of insights from one of the winners from our Shift Launch Party. As part of a winning pitch, he and his fellow Team Life members got to spend some time working in our Shift studio to develop their concept brand and business to a point where it is ready for market.

Simon Roger Kirk

What is your name and where are you studying and/or what is your discipline?
Simon Smith – 3D and 2D design

Have you enjoyed your time at SHIFT?
Yes

You were given a collaborative programme during your time at SHIFT do you think it helped you?
Yes it helped very much

Do you feel you better understand the roles of your collaborative team?
Yes

Has collaborating with other disciplines changed your attitude to how you will work in the creative industry?
It has indeed not just in a creative role but in other aspects of my working life also .

Do you feel you better understand the working of a Creative studio?
Yes it’s a new experience for me

Do you appreciate the need for research on a Creative project?
Yes as I need to better understand several areas of a project before creating it

Do you appreciate the value of a brand statement?
Yes I now know its not just a sentence it has substance and a purpose to why its there .

Are you happy with the business concept and how it could be given to market?
Yes, it has been a very interesting insight into how and why a idea can change through several stages .

Do you think your skills were utilised sufficiently throughout the project?
Yes some skills are relatively new to me but I had the chance to use what I know .

Would you recommend Shift approach of collaborative working to others?
Yes I think it’s a great chance to experience the real working environment outside of education .

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