Okay Week 5! We went out for drinks with our coworkers after work this week and they started asking us what we’d done so far in Hong Kong. It started to dawn on me that we hadn’t really done any of the big cultural experiences and must-dos while here, so that became my main goal for the week! Admittedly I didn’t plan my time in Hong Kong amazingly, I’m much more of a “discover as we go” type of person and I also thought work would take up the majority of our time here. Our coworkers gave us a lot of suggestions for things to do here, some of it was pretty obvious like Big Buddha and Ocean Park, but the less famous and more local suggestions all sounded amazing. After mentioning I wanted to do quite a bit of hiking while here my CEO claimed Lions Rock had the best view of the city bar none. And after the weekend, I couldn’t disagree with him.
Before the weekend though, we had a full, extremely busy week as usual. A big thing Frankie and I are covering is the new set of Brand Guidelines for Soundbrenner. It’s a whole lot of work with an extensive amount of planning, but I feel like we’re getting a good insight into some of the more marketing based design principles that courses like Brand Communication had started to introduce at Uni. I’m having a blast at Soundbrenner so far and am really enjoying the fact I get to cover so many different mediums from video adverts to 3D animation and general print design. I’m really getting a chance to hone my skills and look at my own design from a different perspective.
Some other stuff during work hours: we also got some pretty dope food from the nearby mall during lunch breaks, pan fried dumplings are amazing. And at drinks with work I had an interesting coffee alcohol mix, afterwards we went to see a really cool local art gallery. Great night overall!