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Graduation: parade

I haven’t had time to show you any photos from my graduation. So here’s some from the parade we did at 10 am the day of the 12th of December. I’m glad it was that early because later that day we almost died of the heat.

All the Norwegians plus some of the others from our class. Taken just before the parade.


Me and Morten

Morten and Kristian

My mom and I, at Federation Square (the destination of the parade). It was starting to get really hot here, so we had to hurry home right after this photo.

Bye Australia!

You’ve been great. I’m gonna miss you!


I made this post in advance, so right now I’m sitting on the plane on my way to Norway. The photo were taken about a week ago on our road trip down Great Ocean road with Mortens’ parents and my mom. Such a great trip.

We’re leaving for Norway tonight!

Everything’s been so hectic lately. We’ve been washing the house for two days straight now. I’m getting so tired of cleaning! We only got some finishing touches left before everything is ready. I really can’t believe that I’m going back tonight. This 1,5 years has gone by so quickly. Feels like I arrived yesterday, though when I start to think of all the things I’ve experienced it feel like I’ve been here forever.

The clock is soon 4 pm, we have to leave for the airport around 7:30. My plane lands in Norway at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, where my father will pick me up. Haven’t seen him in over a year. Gonna be so good hugging him again!

After I finished packing my suitcase I started to look forward to going home. Glad I got to take everything I wanted with me. I had to throw a lot of stuff away. I wasn’t the only one though. We got so much stuff!! The new owners said they could get rid of everything for us. I bet they regret saying that after finding out how much it really is. Oh well, that’s their problem now:P

Everyone’s finished packing.

Morten cleaning the kitchen for the last time.

Stuff we’re getting rid of.

More stuff. We got a lot more, it just doesn’t show as good in the photos.

I’m graduating today!

I just came back from the graduation parade down Swanston street. It’s SO hot today, almost no wind and 32 degrees. Later today is the ceremony. I’m kinda nervous. What if I fall on stage when it’s my turn to get the diploma thingy?

Here’s me today:

One week at Fuel

Wow, this week has gone by so quickly. Each day has sorta floated into the next, so I have no idea what I did which day. It’s been so much fun. I feel like I have to apologize for disappearing again. But starting work 9 am and finishing at 5 pm is hard. When we got home from work we just ate dinner, watched a movie and went straight to bed. I’ve been so tired. We usually haven’t gone home until almost six every day this week and if we needed to do some grocery shopping or other stuff we haven’t made it home till at least 8 pm. Long days, in other words. But so worth it. I love having had the chance to do this.

The first day we started brainstorming on a concept for a 30 second Youtube ad for an Australian insurance company. The other guys in the creatives theme did that as well, then we met up and discussed the concepts. They ended up combining our idea with one of their, plus two other concepts. Then they sent off some rough sketches to the client for them to choose the one they liked the most and they ended up going for our idea. So Morten’s been drawing each frame for the animation all week. It turned out really good. Hopefully the client will approve soon and we’ll see the ad up and running on Youtube shortly. The main goal is to get users to not click on the skip ad button and hopefully get them to actually click the ad. I might show you the finished ad if I’m allowed to:P

I did some other work while Morten did the drawings. I got to do newspaper ads for an existing company doing renovation and extensions on houses. The guys had already done the logo and that was it, so I was free to do what ever I wanted. I also had to do the style guide for the identity. And today I got to start working on the graphics for the website. I didn’t get that far on it though. But it’s a start and it’ll be easy for the guys to finish the job.










Photos are taken by a super sweet girl working at Fuel. I had to ask her for them today as I noticed she was taking some photos during the week.

These photos are from when we worked on the website we made, that landed us the internship at Fuel. They wanted us to work a bit more on them to make them presentable for the client. I didn’t have to make that many changes actually, which I’m so happy for. Started to get a bit tired of the project:P But it was fun learning what the professionals thought of it. And I got to work with a copywriter on the rationale for my website. I love having so many creative guys around me!

Today, our last day, we got free beers. They have beers every Friday afternoon. It was such a great way to end a perfect week. I’m sad we didn’t get to be there for two weeks, but I’m happy we got the chance to be there for one. I really though we didn’t have time considering we’re moving soon and there’s so much we have to get done. Mortens’ parents arrived yesterday and my Mother will be here Monday night. Can’t wait to see her again. I haven’t seen her in 1,5 years. I miss her!

Internship!!!

I have something really fun to tell you guys. Should have told you earlier, but haven’t had the chance and nothing was confirmed until now.

Our last assignment in school was a brief we got from a studio here in Melbourne, called Fuel. We had to make a website for office supplies, sorta like a web shop. The project was super boring, sorry to say it, but it really felt like work-work. I’ve always considered graphic design being fun and even though it’s a job it doesn’t feel like it, but this one did. I think having my own website and a bit knowledge about the subject helped me a lot. I finished quiet quickly, with an okay result.

After I finished school, I got an email saying that Morten and I was chosen along with 8 other people to present our website at Fuel. I’d totally forgot that the project was a competition. Fuel was gonna pick 3-4 people who would get an internship in their studio. So on Monday both Morten and I had our presentations. I HATE speaking like that in front of people. My nerves always takes completely control over me and I usually mess up. It was different this time! I was nervous, don’t get me wrong, but I managed to keep them controlled and I felt the presentation went really well. I had so much adrenaline when I was done. They gave me some feedback right away and it seemed like they were happy with what I’d done. It felt so good.

Yesterday I received an email from Fuel saying Morten, I and two other girls from our class got the internship. Unbelievable. Of 130 students from communication design, we were chosen.

So here’s the problem:
We’ve got plane tickets for Brisbane and we’re supposed to leave on Wednesday (this Wednesday). On Thursday while we’re still in Brisbane, Mortens’ parents are coming to Melbourne (which is stupid as we’re not home, but Morten gave them the wrong date), We get back on Sunday, then my mother arrive the day after. How are we supposed to do a two weeks internship??

Solution:
We arranged a meeting with Fuel today, explained the situation and told them we could skip our Brisbane trip and that we were only available for one week, and that one week had to be next week. Lots of “demands” and money lost on plane tickets. But an internship like this is something you don’t get everyday. It’s such a big opportunity! And it will look great on my CV. They were so understanding and we ended up getting our internship next week. I’m so happy. It’s a bit sad that we’re not gonna have our weekend in Brisbane, but I think I would give that up any given day for an opportunity like this. We also get to be here when Mortens’ parents arrive, which is really nice. It would be sad if they got here while were gone.

I wish you could sell plane tickets, like you can sell concert tickets. Or maybe not, or maybe just the domestic flights? :P

I’m glad Morten also got chosen to do the presentation at Fuel and I’m SO happy we both got the internship. I think having him there during the presentation calmed my nerves. He wasn’t in the room though, but I didn’t have to sit there and wait alone with my stupid thoughts till it was my turn to present. Next week is gonna be fun!


This is Fuel. I should have taken a photo myself of the place, cause I’ve been there a few times now, but I always forget my camera. Oh well. This one is from their website.

Garage sale!

I’m here! I’m here! The internet is finally back to “normal” speed. I didn’t have the patience to blog when the internet was slow, takes forever to log onto WordPress and even longer to upload photos. But I’m here now and I’m super busy these days.

Tomorrow we’re having our first garage sale. We’ll probably have another one in a few weeks, or maybe next weekend. Depends on what we get rid of this weekend. There’s also a lot of things we can’t sell yet, like beds, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, sofas, refrigerator etc. We’re still gonna live here four more weeks. But we figured since we’ve managed to collect so much crap over the last year we should start early. Or maybe it’s not that early? It’s only four weeks. shit. I don’t think I’m ready to leave yet. eek. Okay, maybe I am. But I’m gonna miss Melbourne so much.


The boys making posters for our sale. We should have made them earlier this week. This was sort of a spontaneous decision we made yesterday. So we got up early today and cleaned our garage, which looked like someone had set off a bomb in. Took us a couple of hours to make it look presentable. Even though we’ve now filled it up with all the stuff we’re selling.


Arianne and I bought the same nightstand from Ikea when we first got here, and they had the ugliest wooden color. Therefore we decided to paint them white today to increase the chance of getting some money back. They turned out really good actually. I’m hoping someone wants to buy them as a set.

This is how our garage look like at the moment. Everyone has their own little sales stand.

Here’s mine. Lots of crap, but also some good stuff. I hope I get rid of most of it tomorrow.

Photos from the 90s party

The guys who fixed the 90s party had a camera set up facing a sofa, where people could be photographed. I think it was on a timer, so it took photos the whole night. Lots of funny photos out there. Here’s some of the ones I was in.



Sorry for being gone again. Our internet is super slow. It’ll be filled up again in a couple of days. It’s only four weeks till I leave Melbourne, and there’s so much to do to get everything ready. I have gathered tons of stuff over the last year that I need to sell and throw away. I know I’m not gonna be abel to bring everything back to Norway. My mom is coming down here the 26th, hopefully she can back light so I can put some stuff in her suitcase.

Mothers Milk

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I was so tired when I got home. Christina, Morten and I went for costume shopping yesterday. On Thursday we’re having our graduate party, which some of the students from my class has arranged. The theme is Fresh Prince. So we’ve been looking for something 90s to wear. I actually got some clothes here that might fit perfectly with the theme, so I only bought a top, which I cropped, so it’s really, really short:P Now that my outfit is almost done I’m starting to get super excited for the party. I’ll show you the outfit later this week.

After walking around in Balaclava and Chapel street all day, we decided to have a couple of beers at Mothers Milk, in Windsor, Chapel street. They have happy hour there from 4-7 pm with $3 beers. Right next to them is a pizzeria. Cheap pizza and beer, can it get any better? I love those days when you suddenly decide to drink, it’s always a success. We’re planing on going back next week and bring some of our rommies along.

I forgot to bring my camera… again! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, so every time I go places I keep forgetting it. These photos were taken with Mortens’ Iphone. Sorry for the crappy quality.



Miike Snow

A week or so after the FUN. concert we went to see Miike Snow. Because I stopped blogging at that time I never got the chance to show you the photos or tell you about it. Sorry again for that. I’m trying to make it up to you:)

I wasn’t as excited for this concert as for the FUN. one, but it was alright, I had fun. There was so many people there, we managed to get a spot quite close the stage. The hardest part was getting out when I wanted to go to the toilet and finding my way back, so many angry people! Oh well, what are you supposed to do? I had a blast, and the guys really enjoyed themselves. I was disappointed that they didn’t play the song I was looking forward to hear, but that’s okay, maybe next time. The photos we took with Mortens’ phone turned out surprisingly good as well.




Secret Walls

A while back we went to this event they have in Melbourne (and Sydney) once in a while. It’s called Secret Walls and is a competition between street artists based in Melbourne. First they have four rounds, where the winners goes to the semi finals, Than they have a new round where they determine the finalists. This year the final is November 28th. We went to the first round between Jack Douglas and Katie Houghtonward. I started the night cheering for Katie, because I really liked her style. But when it got to the end of the competition Jack Douglas’ end point was so good, that I changed and hoped he would win, which he did.

The contestants get’s 90 minutes to fill out a BIG white canvas. They only have black paint and black markers, and they should really fill the whole canvas to win, along with a great artwork. This type competition is almost like a rap battle, so what they make should say something about the other person. The one with the funniest point, or best artwork usually wins.





Here’s one of the judges, a friend of ours, Kim Larssen. For each competition they have two judges. They vote for the one they want to win, while there’s also a public vote, so when they call one of the artists’ name the crowd has to make as much noise as possible.

Yesterday was the semi final between Jack Douglas and Eleven (another guy we also watch win in the first round). We didn’t go, because we’re broke and we’re sort of saving up so we can go see the final instead. If you want to see more check out Secret Walls’ website here. You can see all the previous winners’ artwork, videos from the nights and other stuff. Have you ever been to a competition like this before?

Happy. Tired. Bachelor degree, done!

Hi guys. I feel like I have to say sorry once again, for just disappearing. I finished school on Monday. And I finally got my bachelor degree(!!!). I won’t get the actual degree until December the 12th though. But at least I’m finished, no more school. Ever(?). I might study some more in a couple of years, but for the time being I just wanna get some experience in the field and figure out what kind of area I like. I don’t think it’s sunk in yet, that I’m done and that I have a bachelor. It feels so weird.

On Monday we celebrated all day. We started drinking at 11 am and I have no idea when or how I got to bed. Morten says I went to sleep around 10 pm. Not that I remember. We had so much fun. We started at a Workshop, where all students from 2nd and 3rd year met up along with our teachers, we drank and had a barbecue. Then everyone came back to our place to continue partying. I was in a coma yesterday:P

I feel so bad that I haven’t been abel to update you guys on what’s been going on. I just had to focus 100% on my school work. And I couldn’t be happier with the result. My final folio turned out amazing and this is a folio that I can be proud of, I’m actually not gonna do any alternations at all, I’m gonna go back to Norway and start job hunting right away. I’ll get it back at the end of this month, then I can show you how it turned out:)

It’s so weird suddenly having so much spear time. We’re not going back to Norway until December 15th. I know I should get a job down here as soon as possible, but then again I really don’t want a job before I’m back in Norway. I just wanna enjoy my time off from everything. Summer is around the corner as well, and my plan is to get super tan before I go back to snow and winter.

I feel like I have so much to tell you guys and show you. I have no idea where to start. Let me show you my assignments first, sounds good? The first one I want to show you is my beer packaging. I spent 9 weeks, maybe more, working on it and I’m really happy with the result. It’s maybe gonna be featured in Wallpaper*, which is a world known magazine amongst designers. The only problem is that I had to send my assignment all the way to London, and it had to be there Monday morning (last week), and it arrived at 15:29 Monday evening. They haven’t answered my email yet, so I still don’t know if I’m gonna be in the magazine or not. I really hope so, cause it’s such a great way to get exposure. Fingers crossed. Anyway, here it is:




I hope you guys are still following me, even though I’ve been gone for a couple of months. I’m planning to make a new layout pretty soon and I really wanna start blogging regularly again. I can’t wait to show you the rest of my work, I’m so proud of what I have achieved these last months:)

FUN.

Last Friday we went to see FUN. at The Hi-Fi.Back in Norway everyone is listening to them at parties and the songs are played often on the radio. Because I’m here and because I don’t listen to radio that often I really hadn’t heard much about them. Mari said they are really good, so I bought tickets for the concert and started listening to them. I fell in love:) Nate Ruess has the most amazing voice and my God what an energy on stage. Absolutely not the last concert I’ll see of Fun.





Mari and me with the drummer. He’s not a part of FUN. I think, but he played for them this concert. Cause he kept talking about “the guys are gonna play in Oslo.. blah blah, the GUYS”. I dunno. Fun night with FUN.

Cape Tribulation

We didn’t have much time after leaving Thornton beach before the sun went down. We didn’t know if we wanted to drive all the way up to Cape Tribulation or if we should’ve turned back and tried to reach Mossman Gorge, which is another great place up there to visit. We ended up with Cape Tribulation cause we wouldn’t have reached Mossman in time. There wasn’t a lot to do there, but there was this amazing beach. I think it’s called coconut beach or something like that. We had a little walk along the beach before we headed back. Beautiful place. If we had been early enough we would have gone jungle surfing, that would have been so much fun, but it was all booked out. If you’re ever up there you should try it. I regret not doing it. You can read more about it here.

Cute sign leading to the beach from a camping place.

The road to the beach was almost a little creepy.

Mangroves going down in the water. Kinda cool.


This nasty thing was hiding under a coconut on the beach.




Beautiful butterfly we saw on our way back to the car.

Thornton beach

After Daintree discovery centre the sun finally came out and we decided to go to Thornton beach for a picnic. Morten and I made food for the road and we brought blankets. The weather was just perfect when we arrived there.









Morten wasn’t sure how it was spelled.