So after 4 years of living in denmark, i finally had a chance to go to roskilde… all of a sudden a week before the festival, out company decided to go and have our own display there.. so 6 days of party and a few shifts of work in between… and when theres party in roskilde then its rather serious, hardcore party… i really cant understand how all these danes survive 8 days of it without much of an effort :D
overall, very dirty, messy, drunk event that smells a lot like pee… but if ou go with good friends (or find some good friends there ) then it is pretty damn excellent… despite the lousy line-up they had this year :D
So the beginning of the year has been really chaotic… in march my old employer went bankrupt so i was basically sitting home alone in my tiny 24sqm room for 2 months… remaking my website, sending out 100 apps, keeping my mind busy and cooking some rice balls :D… in the end i got 2 interviews so i gave renars a visit in copenhagen, had the first grill of the summer and 2 intervies that went pretty well… i ended up being offered positions in both of the companies… both for front-end developer positions… one was a solid long-term position, the other a fixed 6 month deal… i went with the 6 month thing since its a job in the gaming industry in a square enix owned studio… something ive always wanted but did not see happening in the foreseeable future… so of course i went for it.
So i packed my bags, cleared and cleaned my old apartment in filskov (still ended up paying dkk7000 for cleaning and painting) and drove off to the other end of denmark… with no place to stay… so hostel for a few nights and then i managed to find a room in a shared flat though couch surfing forum just 3km from the centre in norrebro… so basicaly, i got the offer, i moved to cph, stated work and found an apartment all within 1 week or so... graaazy pace after having sat home for 2months. I have now been here for almost 2 months and enjoying every minute of it. Cph is a fun and beautiful place to live in, the work is great and rewarding, the apartment is neat, cheap and well located and overall im pretty happy :)
Well well, it seems like ive been piling up on posts and photos for a few months.. il try to make ammends and post what i can… and perhaps there will even be some fresh stuff ;)
But for now, heres the last of the work i did for my old employer that went bankrupt. If you been to my redesigned portfolio, theres a chanse you might have seen these ofc.
So In the end of the last month, I had a bit of a surprise when my employer announced that he had gone bankrupt…
well, it was fun while it lasted. Now I’m on the hunt again. First few weeks i was busy remaking my portfolio site to actually reflect my current abilities (since the old one was about 5 years old i think)and now im busy sending out applications… first priority is Denmark but i am really am considering england (or other english speaking countries) as a backup in case denmark does not work out this time.
So basically, check out my new site at koivistik.com
Or if you have any leads for jobs then let me know ;)
And no, im not talking about my crappy 5 year old laptop from that picture which is barely holding itself together thanks to lots of tape… not to mention the screen with messed up colors so what ever you design, it looks wrong on other screens. Long story short, dont work at 3am – i was updating my portfolio site and while cleaning out the the old design, i accidentally deleted this blog’s folder too… luckily i had been using Photobucket for a few years but i switched to local hosting around 15 posts ago since it was faster! Now, after spending half a day recovering those photos through facebook, photo folders and so on, im definitely sticking to reliable remote hosting :D so that means the last few posts might be a bit messy and also might have less/more photos.
and to not to litter the blog so much, i also ran across some stuff i never really got around posting… click the image if interested…
So it has been almost 6 months already since i finally got a permanent job.
As some might know, i’m working as a multimedia designer in a small architecture firm – so im in charge of any design related work my employer is in need of.
So far, it has been mostly 3D visualization for our building projects (i get the blueprints, model the building, come up with an interior design if needed (often in cooperation with our architect Atis) and finished up with slooow rendering… imac running on windows aint the fastest for 3D) then quite a bit of Webdesign and maintenance. Ive also designed some logos and im putting together lots of powerpoints and doing a bit of smaller task like visit cards, stickers, etc. when ever needed. So ive posted some images of the better stuff ive done so far (improving with every project so some older stuff aint worth showing and some is still in progress)
I took a trip to Estonia for Christmas… figured i should take my car to fix it up a bit… baaad idea. I spend the whole vacation on it! Also, when driving through Poland, take the road passing Warsaw! the highway is finished so even with the road tax, it is totally worth it (driving back to DK on it was sooo much easier then taking the other road when driving towards estonia!) so grazy road-trip, repairs, new year’s in riga, another road trip and an unexpected week off afterwards should sum it all up :)
And goodbye to the best year in my life so far! just have to hope theres some more like that in stock for me! :)
Since legoland and lallandia are around the corner, i went and took a small walk and a few “tourist shots”… way too cold to do anything more… unless youre a kid :) apparently its free to get in to legoland for an hour after the rides are closed… And lallandia is a big water park with artificial village, shopping street, mini golf and an arcade from what i understand… water park is with a ticked, the rest you can just walk into.
So i finally managed to find a place of my own… discovered a really cheap offer (dkk1200 ()/month) it was located in the middle of nowhere… tiny village called filskov but since it was as close to work as grindsted and seeing as i spend all my weekends in arhus or other places anyway, i just took it without even seeing it first. when i got the keys though, i was in for a suprise- The place turned out to be real nice ^^ click the image for more photos.