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I'm Luke, I'm 25 from London and for the past 2 years I have been a freelance designer. I've been lucky enough to work with some awesome clients, from events companies in Shanghai to YouTubers to the British Council. Since completing a course in graphic design at Shillington London in 2019, I’ve been working constantly to improve myself as a designer and I love to learn new things. Freelancing has been great, but my real ambition is to work within a creative team in a studio environment - collaborating is a real focus for me moving forwards. Outside of design work, I’m making music, watching and discussing films, cooking, exercising or watching sport. I get really involved in all of my interests and enjoy looking for ways to merge industries, genres and styles - no matter how separate they may seem - to create something new and exciting. WGI would be an incredible opportunity for me to continue to grow as a designer and learn from the best in the business, helping me to become a more valuable member of a creative team.

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Intermission Film
Studio Intern
Feb 2020 - April 2020
London
Mixmag
Writer (Work Experience)
September 2018
London
Feb 2020 - April 2020
London
University

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

At 25, I feel I have some life experience and perhaps a more mature perspective than if I had applied to this opportunity at 18. I am really keen to get stuck in, learn as much as I can and be as helpful as I can in any situation.

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I'm Luke, I'm 25 from London and for the past 2 years I have been a freelance designer. I've been lucky enough to work with some awesome clients, from events companies in Shanghai to YouTubers to the British Council. Since completing a course in graphic design at Shillington London in 2019, I’ve been working constantly to improve myself as a designer and I love to learn new things. Freelancing has been great, but my real ambition is to work within a creative team in a studio environment - collaborating is a real focus for me moving forwards. Outside of design work, I’m making music, watching and discussing films, cooking, exercising or watching sport. I get really involved in all of my interests and enjoy looking for ways to merge industries, genres and styles - no matter how separate they may seem - to create something new and exciting. WGI would be an incredible opportunity for me to continue to grow as a designer and learn from the best in the business, helping me to become a more valuable member of a creative team.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

When I was 17, I held in a hijack situation in Africa at gunpoint by a group of bandits. We were asked for all of our possessions and money, and held in uncomfortable positions whilst being searched. Myself and another student I was with took it upon ourselves to stand up, despite the threats, and talk calmly with the men to try and ease tensions, calm give over what they were asking and try and stop them hurting anyone. I have no idea what clicked in my mind to enable this, and it’s quite a morbid example to use, but I do attribute my calmness under pressure and mediation in conflict to this moment.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

I think creativity is a fundamental part of what it means to innovate. Creativity can be applied to any sort of expression, problem solving, enacting change, and so on. It can be used for a purpose or simply just to express something. Innovation harnesses creativity to achieve a result. When a problem arises, innovation requires creativity to solve the problem. It often relies on looking back on previous iterations of something to instead push something forwards.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

In the information age of the internet and social media, it is absolutely vital that companies display clarity to their customers. The lines between consumer and creator are becoming more blurred, and people are demanding more from the brands they love, in terms of communication, accountability and transparency. As markets become more saturated, companies must also prioritise creativity in order to solve the problems they are presented with.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

With 30 minutes free, I’m exercising, or cooking, or reading, talking to friends, or watching a video essay on the inner workings of a specific VFX shot from that one movie. Or somewhere in between…

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

I have a real ambition to cut completely loose and live somewhere entirely new with no previous experience of the place or any contacts. Might have something to do with being cooped up in the same place with the same people for lockdown… If I could solve any problem, it would be to instil a sense of genuine empathy and compassion into every single human. With that, I think some of the other problems in the world would be a little easier to solve.

6. Explain your creative process

I’m still figuring out exactly what is the most effective way for me to be creative. However, I’m keen for it remain a fluid process. I feel that if I stuck too rigidly to a formula, I may become reliant on it to give me answers which may not actually lead to the best solution to whatever creative problem I’m trying to solve. I feel that often collaboration leads to things that neither individual may have reached on their own, so working with others is often the most rewarding process.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

Remember when you wanted what you have now' Sometimes it's hard not to compare your journey to others, and this helps to remind me to focus on my own timeline and be thankful for where I am.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Expression of thought for a purpose, even if that purpose is not initially apparent

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Can’t Fight - Lianne La Havas Lovesick F*ck - Mura Masa Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem The Rest Is Noise - Jamie xx Heartbreak - Bonobo, TEED The Journey - Tom Misch Teardrop - Massive Attack I’m A Kid - Jadu Heart Birch Tree - Foals Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar

10. How do you want people to remember you?

As someone they're glad they met, and would like to meet again

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

At 25, I feel I have some life experience and perhaps a more mature perspective than if I had applied to this opportunity at 18. I am really keen to get stuck in, learn as much as I can and be as helpful as I can in any situation.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I'm Luke, I'm 25 from London and for the past 2 years I have been a freelance designer. I've been lucky enough to work with some awesome clients, from events companies in Shanghai to YouTubers to the British Council. Since completing a course in graphic design at Shillington London in 2019, I’ve been working constantly to improve myself as a designer and I love to learn new things. Freelancing has been great, but my real ambition is to work within a creative team in a studio environment - collaborating is a real focus for me moving forwards. Outside of design work, I’m making music, watching and discussing films, cooking, exercising or watching sport. I get really involved in all of my interests and enjoy looking for ways to merge industries, genres and styles - no matter how separate they may seem - to create something new and exciting. WGI would be an incredible opportunity for me to continue to grow as a designer and learn from the best in the business, helping me to become a more valuable member of a creative team.

You should pick me becuase

At 25, I feel I have some life experience and perhaps a more mature perspective than if I had applied to this opportunity at 18. I am really keen to get stuck in, learn as much as I can and be as helpful as I can in any situation.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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