“Guru was an amazing and vibrant environment. If you were to be looking for a place to really get excited about your future in Digital Media, this is it.” – Greg
Greg is one of our graduates from the January 2011 Digital Media Production program. Greg was determined to re-invent himself and at his graduation dinner, Greg’s father said, “he’s a new person, he is motivated, focused and engaged in his career.” I guess Greg acheived his goal.
Greg’s efforts paid off too. He was offered an internship at Lift Interactive after Lift’s Creative Director, Micah Slavens, saw Greg’s portfolio during his review session. Greg has been with Lift for about three and half months and he has moved from being an intern to a working as a member of the Lift team. With Lift, Greg is continuing to develop his skills on some very cool projects.
Since graudating a mere three months ago, Greg has enjoyed working on a number of projects. One that stands out for Greg is Malltip.com, which is a site for daily deals on products and services at West Edmonton Mall. He started the project after his first few weeks at Lift, and helped out on some banner advertising that was displayed at West Edmonton Mall as well as a T-Shirt design for the Edmonton Indy. “The other projects I have been involved in have definitely been just as rewarding and I find myself thinking back to my learning experiences at Guru every day,” says Greg.
According to Greg, “Guru was an amazing and vibrant environment. If you were to be looking for a place to really get excited about your future in Digital Media, this is it. The program is short which makes it very intense and challenging at times. Even though I’ve only been out and working for a few months, I can say that Guru does a very good job at simulating real world challenges. As with most things in life, you get back what you put in.”
Greg is thoroughly enjoying working as a Front-End Web Developer. He keeps his graphic design skills up by doing the occasional t-shirt design. The future is bright!
Detail of “Green Room” exploring advanced use of the gradient mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator