This week was full of production work and a key insight into what it is like to be an in house communications and design department working with a company full of stakeholders who are passionate about their workplace. TRIUMF Strategic Communications has been bustling this week with the coming visit of the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette. Right now is a very exciting time at TRIUMF, and I am excited to be a part of the team.
(Image: Queen Elizabeth II visiting the PET Scanner at the UBC Hospital, 1983)
TRIUMF March 12
Today was mostly pre-production for the digital display. I was in contact with Stephen from SFU to discuss the dimensions for the digital display placement. Things are starting to come together! In the afternoon I was able to attend a town hall meeting. This meeting was to discuss how the 5 year strategic plan was coming together (anyone could attend this meeting). It was really interesting to hear the opinions of the scientists. It was a completely different perspective coming into things such as lobby refreshes in which, as a designer, we may not have thought of. I have never been to a “pitch” meeting with so many stakeholders (hundreds). It really makes me appreciate and respect the communications department.
Prepare and send dimensions for Digital Display (30min)
Sketching/ideation/production until 10:30-1pm (2.5)
lunch 1-15 (15min)
town hall meeting (1 hour)
Production material for mural (30 min)
Ideation/production for digital display 3-5 (2h)
TRIUMF March 13
This morning I woke up with an insatiably terrible migraine. Luckily, I was able to sleep it off and work remotely from 12 – 5. Today I primarily worked on pre-production for the digital display (such as storyboards and organizing my assets to be able to simply input them into the editing software), as well as a bit of icon design. Unfortunately, I forgot to keep a detailed report of what I did today.
TRIUMF March 14
Today was a day of production, specifically refining the icons for the digital display. I am designing icons for each department within TRIUMF. I really enjoy icon design. The problem solving behind discovering a design that reads to the layman, but also properly represents the scientists is difficult, but extremely fun. In the afternoon, I proceeded with completing the storyboards so I can move forward with editing the video.
Ideation/refining icons 9am-12:30
touch base with D 15 min
Lunch 12:30 – 1
Refining/sketching 1:00pm – 1:30
Storyboard 1:30 – 2:15
meeting with Diana 2:15 – 2:45
Refining icons 2:45 – 5
TRIUMF March 15
Today I met with Carla, the head of the 50th Anniversary project, to go over the icons that I had designed. After doing this, I proceeded to work on refining the icons to be more streamline. We are really trying to stay away from generic iconography, but are finding it difficult with the Health Sciences department. I also spent the morning completing my storyboard edits and making notes of where I will need text. The afternoon was spent importing my assets into Adobe Premiere and beginning my rough edit.
administrative/e-mail/housekeeping 9:00 – 9:15
Storyboarding 9:15 – 10:14
Icon revisions 10:45 – 11:30
Meeting with Carla 11:30 – 11:45
Icon revisions 11:45 – 1:00
Lunch 1:00 – 1:30
Video edit (Place in timeline)1:40 – 3:30
Meeting with Zoë 3:30 – 4:20
Video edit 4:20 – 5:30