Here is the final and fifth 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.
I Am Roger Wilson, Graphic designer, Newcastle College
Have you enjoyed your time at SHIFT?
I have loved my time at shift it’s been excellent and extremely helpful
You were given a collaborative programme during your time at SHIFT do you think it helped you?
Yes, working as part of a team worked significantly well as it gave me an insight into working in industry with different disciplines and putting work together in a professional way
Do you feel you better understand the roles of your collaborative team?
Yes definitely, I now understand the roles of my team and how they coincide together
Has collaborating with other disciplines changed your attitude to how you will work in the creative industry?
Yes, working with other disciplines has changed me in the way of creating work to make things easier to work with
Do you feel you better understand the working of a Creative studio?
Yes, from working with shift I have a better understanding of how people work in the industry and how to structure my work in a collaborative way
Do you appreciate the need for research on a Creative project?
Yes, I now know that research is an extremely vital part of any project in the understanding and ‘putting together’ of a project fail to research prepare to fail
Do you appreciate the value of a brand statement?
Brand statement is incredibly vital as it portrays the company/project to its target audience/people who use it
Are you happy with the business concept and how it could be given to market?
Yes! Definitely, there is a gap in the market for this type of concept and the way it is given to the market is also brilliant
Do you think your skills were utilized sufficiently throughout the project?
Yes, I was clearly shown and given advice on how to enhance my skills and they were used very efficiently
Would you recommend Shift approach of collaborative working to others?
Yes!!!, I would recommend shift to anyone who wants to show off their creativeness and work with an excellent team of creative individuals