Jason Bruges Studio http://www.yoursite.tld/ What your site is all about. en-us EBB & FLOW <p>Leading bathroom retailer C.P. Hart opened the doors to its ninth London showroom during the London Design Festival 2013 with the launch of C.P. Hart Chelsea, an inspirational new retail concept for the bathroom industry featuring a lighting sculpture by Jason Bruges Studio.</p> <p>The studio was commissioned by C.P.Hart to explore the concept of water flow to fabricate a unique and dramatic sculpture. Clear, water-filled glass hemispheres hang from the ceiling and are used as lenses to create forever changing lighting patterns using computer-controlled LEDs and fans.</p> <p>We suspended a series of water pixels from the ceiling, which have been choreographed to animate and create auroras of light around the sculpture itself. Each of the glass bowls acts as an individual pixel and is then animated through pulse work modulated control. We see extraordinary lighting effects as a result of this animation</p> <p>The showroom also features two large media walls which have been integrated into the fabric of the showroom. The ground floor level screen plays content inspired by water and movement, designed by Jason Bruges Studio, whilst the consultation hub in the basement features an interactive screen that enables architects, designers and consumers to create digital mood boards for their project.</p> Helen Jordan Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:17:33 +0000 /projects/uk-projects/ebb-flow /projects/uk-projects/ebb-flow DYSON PINWHEELS <p>This ad, specifically for Japanese Broadcast, reversed the perception of a bladeless fan lacking power.</p> <p>Jason Bruges Studio collaborated with creative production studio Mainframe to show an engineers testing lab with an array of Pinwheels being driven by one Dyson Air Multiplier. The studio designed and engineered the Pinwheels, perfecting the final design after extensive material, structure and dynamics tests.</p> <p>Mainframe designed the testing lab set, and shot everything in camera with only clean up and grading left to post production.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/66188307?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=c7c7c7" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/66188307">Dyson Air Multiplier. &#8220;Pin Wheels&#8221; Directors Cut.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jonyeo">Mine. // Jon Yeo</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> Helen Jordan Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:20:10 +0000 /projects/international-projects/dyson-pinwheels /projects/international-projects/dyson-pinwheels EASTER EGGS LIVE <p>Jason Bruges Studio created a state of the art ‘hatchery’ for Channel 4’s key Easter broadcast, Easter Eggs Live. <br /> In a TV and science first, the programmes, presented by Mark Evans, showed fascinating imagery of a wide range of eggs hatching; from crocodiles to cockroaches, fish to frogs and turtles to termites.</p> <p>An East London studio was transformed into a striking, modern studio, with around 60 incubator boxes created by Jason Bruges Studio. The team worked closely with Channel 4 on the brief, to provide a set that is fully able to support and enhance such dynamic and detailed filming.</p> <p>The incubator boxes included bespoke macro cameras to allow viewers unparalleled, real time access to the fascinating hatching process. 5&#215;6 metre wide projection screens were set up to show these captivating images on a larger scale. In a fascinating new insight into embryonic behaviour, light was directly shone through larger eggs, to reveal the embryo while still in the shell. The team designed the set to provide a futuristic, sci-fi feel, employing light box surfaces and a black projection surface to provide an ambient feel.</p> <p>Easter Eggs Live aired on Channel 4 on Sunday March 31st and Monday April 1st, with live streaming from the hatchery running from March 25th.</p> Helen Jordan Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:01:30 +0000 /projects/uk-projects/easter-eggs-live /projects/uk-projects/easter-eggs-live WWF EXPERIENCE <p>Jason Bruges Studio answered a unique <span class="caps">WWF</span> brief for a conservation themed installation at the charity’s new Living Planet Centre, officially opened by Sir David Attenborough.</p> <p>The studio was commissioned by <span class="caps">WWF</span> to design and create the <span class="caps">WWF</span> Experience, which consists of four immersive zones, each reflecting a different environmental theme and key area of the organisation’s important work – forests, rivers, oceans and wildlife. Guests are invited to explore each environment and are taken on a journey to discover, learn, connect and interact with these unique habitats in a variety of different ways.</p> <p>Each zone is designed to reflect the sights, sounds, scents and ambiance of their different environments. Large-scale display screens play footage that has been exclusively commissioned in partnership with the <span class="caps">BBC</span> and each zone has its own distinctive soundtrack, created by the acclaimed composer William Goodchild. Visitors to the Living Planet Centre, both adults and children, are also encouraged to take part in a range of exciting challenges, quizzes and other interactive games designed to educate and inspire.</p> <p>Sam Hoey, Head of Studio at Jason Bruges Studio, stated: “From the initial meetings right through to the final touches on site, the experience has been conceived to feel part of the building and complement the beautiful and highly sustainable nature of the Living Planet Centre by Hopkins Architects. Our team have worked with <span class="caps">WWF</span> and alongside the project team over the last few years developing and detailing these amazing structures and the immersive experience that will happen as the zones are explored by visitors young and old. The materials we used have been chosen to meet <span class="caps">FSC</span> certification, and the combination of form, texture, lighting, screen arrangements, content and interaction triggers create a rich layering of information. While the four zones can be seen as ‘family’ externally with their conical shapes, they all have internal detailing and textures to represent the key aspects of WWF’s work. Visitors can walk or crawl into the zones, smell specially developed scents and explore by peeping into small screen enclosures. They can touch specially cast triggers, and watch films arrayed across screens as well as learning more via touch screens and e-ink displays of text and data feeds.”</p> <p>All images © Richard Stonehouse/<span class="caps">WWF</span>-UK</p> Helen Jordan Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:05:49 +0000 /projects/uk-projects/wwf-experience /projects/uk-projects/wwf-experience BLOOMBERG CONNECTS <p>Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned by Tate Modern and Bloomberg to design, create and launch Bloomberg Connects, a pioneering new digital arts project which sees the museum marry cutting edge technology with its current collections.</p> <p>Bloomberg Connects empowers visitors to the Tate Modern to become commentators, critics, contributors and co-creators. They are invited to exchange ideas, images and experiences, create their own interpretations of works of art, and interact with artists, the museum and each other, using the digital space as a fresh canvas for creativity and conversation.<br /> A total of seventy-five screens, over half cascading down the valley of the central staircase, will display visitors’ ideas and comments. A digital drawing bar will allow people to respond visually to their visit and see large-scale versions of their artworks projected on the wall.</p> <p>The installations created are spatially aware, and use body tracking technology to respond to and attract visitors who are nearby. The design team up-cycled and reconfigured pre-used monitors and terminal screens, donated by Bloomberg, by adding Raspberry Pi computers for the stairwell display. This breathed new life into old technology that would otherwise have been recycled. The team decided that the screens should be embedded into the existing architecture at the site, to ensure that this new addition to the museum would be fully integrated into the existing layout of the building.</p> <p>Jane Burton, Creative Director at Tate Media, stated: “We selected Jason Bruges Studio because of their strong track record in designing beautiful and innovative interactive technology for public settings. They&#8217;ve delivered on all fronts &#8211; I love their clever use of up-cycled hardware, which is given a second life by the addition of Raspberry Pi computers; and their elegant design solution for the graphic interface is just what we were looking for.”</p> <p>© Tate Photography and Lee Funnell</p> Helen Jordan Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:21:38 +0000 /projects/uk-projects/bloomberg-connects /projects/uk-projects/bloomberg-connects DICHROIC BLOSSOM <p>The Studio was commissioned by Beijing Guo Rui Real Estate Development Company to create an interactive feature wall which would change appearance according to different times of the day, different seasons and activities in and around the multi-function hall.</p> <p>We explored many artistic interpretations and eventually developed a mixed media digital artwork that is our interpretation of the Chinese Plum Blossom. The plum blossom, known as the Meihua (梅花), is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. The blossom exudes an ethereal elegance and is highly regarded as the seasonal symbol of winter.</p> <p>The artwork is reminiscent of a frieze or floral painting, branching up the wall from solo or multiple interactions at its base, organised through pentagonal tessellation. Clusters of periscope <span class="caps">LED</span> light engines refract and reflect creating an amplifying effect via a network of dichroic wall sculptures. The colour spectrum of the dichroic effectors is based on a green and magenta spectrum, which has been especially developed with reference to plum blossom with the light folding and ascending the wall, branching out as it makes progress skyward.</p> <p>The growth effect progresses up the wall dependent on an algorithm which considers the number of people standing next to the wall, their proximity, dwell time and grouping. In a neutral state the artwork has a rest mode, which like a screen saver intrigues and attracts passersby.</p> Helen Jordan Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:49:32 +0000 /projects/international-projects/dichroic-blossom /projects/international-projects/dichroic-blossom SHARD LIGHTS <p>Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned by The Shard to create Western Europe’s highest art installation to celebrate London’s festive season and <span class="caps">NYE</span> 2014.</p> <p>Every evening from Friday 19th December until New Year’s Eve, the spire of The Shard came alive with a dynamic piece of public art designed to reflect and evoke the spirit and energy of London.</p> <p>Visible across London, Shard Lights was a daily-changing light display from 5pm to midnight capturing the energy, dynamism and colour of the city, building to a climax on New Year’s Eve.</p> <p>Shard Lights occupied the highest 40 storeys of The Shard. The nightly event was designed to celebrate the year The Shard came to life, opening to businesses and the public and becoming an internationally recognised beacon for modern London.</p> <p>The latest technical innovations were used in the ground-breaking artwork, including back projection into a mist within the spire and the use of the world’s first IP rated moving head <span class="caps">LED</span> lamp, which was supplied by entertainment lighting company <span class="caps">SGM</span>. The lights created a dynamic colour canvas across the façade of London’s most iconic tower. The complex installation was managed by Production Resource Group, specialists in large-scale theatrical and stadium events.</p> <p>On New Year’s Eve the countdown to 2015 was created by a giant pixelated back projection to The Shard’s apartments and was synced to work with London&#8217;s famous New Year&#8217;s Eve Fireworks Display. The <span class="caps">NYE</span> celebration lighting was comprised of layers of searchlights, sparkling strobes, a dynamic colour wash and a 2015 numeric super graphic.</p> <p>Jason described the challenges of installing Shard Lights: ‘Creating Western Europe’s highest art installation is an enormous challenge. We&#8217;re dealing with high winds and heavy equipment, but the opportunity to create something on this epic scale is worth the effort. Once the lights are installed they are controlled remotely so we can sit in the warmth and enjoy our hard work!&#8217;</p> <p>‘Shard Lights will be a theatre in the sky, and it will be a key feature of the London skyline for the twelve days of the project. This kind of architectural scale art installation represents the type of project we thrive on at Jason Bruges Studio.&#8217;</p> <p>Irvine Sellar, developer and joint owner of The Shard, said: “The Shard has become a beacon for modern London and is globally recognised as an emblem of our capital. We wanted to create an unprecedented installation that takes an architectural icon and turns it into a piece of public art as a gift that every Londoner can enjoy during the festive season. ‘Shard Lights’ reflects the diversity and energy of our wonderful city and will put us on a par with the celebrations in global cities like Paris, New York and Sydney.”</p> <p>See more on The Shard <a href="http://www.the-shard.com/"target="_blank">here</a></p> Helen Jordan Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:27:01 +0000 /projects/uk-projects/shard-lights /projects/uk-projects/shard-lights DIGITAL DOUBLE <p>A replica of the No10 front door briefly took the place of the real thing as part of an art installation which will tour the world promoting British business.</p> <p>The installation will go on an international tour, supporting the <span class="caps">GREAT</span> Britain campaign, highlighting the UK’s historical heritage while showing off the country’s craftsmanship, creative talent and technical know-how.</p> <p>Designed by Jason Bruges Studio, and crafted by Benchmark, the door looks just like the original but it captures movement immediately behind it and projects this as silhouettes onto its surface. The door combines fine craftsmanship with innovative British-made responsive technology for a uniquely interactive take on an iconic location.</p> <p>The “Digital Double” of the most recognisable door in the world was a co-creation of Jason Bruges Studio and Benchmark, leading designers and master craftsmen. Specialist responsive <span class="caps">LED</span> technology designed by Jason Bruges Studio is embedded in the bespoke door. An array of sensors and display lighting reveal a silhouette capturing the moment anyone passes by and through it.</p> <p>The one-of-a-kind installation will next appear at the Great Festival of Creativity at Shanghai’s Long Museum from 2-4 March, which will be attended by <span class="caps">HRH</span> The Duke of Cambridge. The Festival will celebrate British creativity and innovation in front of a high level business audience from the UK, China and beyond to create opportunities for British companies to break into one of the world’s fastest growing markets.</p> <p>The No 10 Door will form part of a richly varied array of British creativity and innovation at the Shanghai Festival, before forming part of a touring exhibition of <span class="caps">GREAT</span> Creations that will promote British business, tourism and education in other key markets. Other featured exhibits will include a one-off <span class="caps">GREAT</span> Britain Aston Martin, a never before seen collection of David Bailey’s portraits of HM The Queen and a handcrafted couture dress designed exclusively for <span class="caps">GREAT</span> by Nicholas Oakwell.</p> <p>Jason Bruges said: “We are delighted to support the <span class="caps">GREAT</span> Britain campaign and contribute to the wider promotion of British creativity and business around the world. The installation is playful and inventive and is a classic example of the creative capital of Britain. The door is a symbol of Britain’s Creative Industries being open for business and the incredible design and technology talent we have here.”</p> <p>Sean Sutcliffe, Benchmark commented, “This project represents the coming together of the best of craftsmanship, creativity and technology – where Britain excels. The digital double gives a light-hearted and interactive focus on these skills. British craftsmanship is world-leading and truly becomes viable when we add the values of design and technology.”</p> <p>A spokesperson for the <span class="caps">GREAT</span> Britain campaign said: “Britain’s world leading creative industry sector generates £71bn a year for the UK economy and is pivotal in driving the UK’s economic growth. Jason Bruges and Benchmark are representative of the outstanding vision and talent on offer here. This new art installation will undoubtedly catch the attention of international audiences and provide a great visual hook to promote British business, tourism and education around the world.”</p> Helen Jordan Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:23:39 +0000 /projects/international-projects/digital-double /projects/international-projects/digital-double JASON BRUGES TO JOIN THE JUDGING PANEL FOR THE PLAYABLE CITY AWARD 2015 <p>Jason is delighted to be joining Claire Doherty, Tom Uglow and Miguel Sicart on the panel for the 2015 Playable City Award.</p> <p>Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. All over the world governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities, using communication networks and sensors to join up services, collect data and make efficiencies. The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015.</p> <p>The Award includes:</p> <p>Award of £30,000 <br /> A trip to Tokyo in October 2015 to share learning from the Award as part of Watershed and British Council’s Playable City Tokyo programme<br /> Practical support in producing the work<br /> Connection with the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol<br /> Development of touring and future opportunities<br /> Documentation of the work</p> <p>Applications for the Playable City Award 2015 are now open! Please visit the <a href="http://www.watershed.co.uk/playablecity/apply/2015"target="_blank">Playable City</a> website for more information.</p> Helen Jordan Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:28:08 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7896d20%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7896d20%3E JASON BRUGES TALKS TO THE GUARDIAN ABOUT BRITISH DESIGN <p>British design is undergoing an undeniable renaissance. Following the recent Department for Culture, Media and Sport report that revealed the creative industries are worth £76.9bn in terms of gross value added, even the government is taking notice. <br /> Not only does our design heritage sell well overseas, the strength of British design and innovation also means that businesses here attract the best global talent. There’s always been a mix of nationalities working in the studio – people often attracted to London by the excellent design schools. We recruit for roles of all sorts, from industrial designers and architects to lighting and programming wizards. We also look internationally for candidates.<br /> But success can easily breed complacency. With the emerging nations swiftly absorbing many of the service industry skills we prize (see the rendering farms in China that make high intensity design processing a snip, or the excellent architecture coming out of India) how do we maintain an upper hand when we might very well be hanging on by our fingernails?</p> <p>Read the full article from <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/apr/13/education-system-key-britain-strength-design"target="_blank">The Guardian</a> here.</p> Helen Jordan Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:54:15 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897108%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897108%3E TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC - ADAM HESLOP TALKS CINEMA 4D WITH MAXON <p><a href="/assets/0000/8978/05.png" class="fancybox" rel="group"><img src="/assets/0000/8978/05_large.png" alt="No Description" /></a> How Jason Bruges Studio used Cinema 4D to control the New Year&#8217;s Eve lighting display at the top of The Shard.</p> <p>To celebrate the advent of 2015, the developers of The Shard – the tallest building in Europe – wanted to turn the building&#8217;s glittering spire into a work of art. To accomplish this they turned to Jason Bruges Studio, an award-wining art collective based in London, renowned for creating distinctive interactive installations.</p> <p>Every evening from Friday 19th December until New Year&#8217;s Eve, the spire of The Shard would come alive with a light show visible across the city, creating &#8220;a dynamic piece of public art designed to reflect and evoke the spirit and energy of London,&#8221; says Adam Heslop, designer and visualizer at Jason Bruges Studio.</p> <p>The pixelated countdown to 2015 was back-projected through The Shard&#8217;s apartment windows and timed to coincide with London&#8217;s famous fireworks display. The celebration lighting comprised of layers of searchlights, sparkling strobes, a dynamic colour wash and a huge 2015 numeric graphic.</p> <p>Read the full <a href="http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/tripping-the-light-fantastic.html"target="_blank"><span class="caps">MAXON</span></a> article here.</p> Helen Jordan Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:17:12 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78974f0%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78974f0%3E THE JOY OF INFRASTRUCTURE - ZENA TALKS AT HAWKINS BROWN AS PART OF THE FRINGE AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK <p>From Harry Beck maps, Charles Holden Stations and Eric Gill friezes to the development of The Jubilee Line Extension and the Art on the Underground programme, London’s transport system has an incredible 150 year legacy of outstanding design, architecture and public art commissions.</p> <p>Hosted by Hawkins\Brown, The Joy of Infrastructure will introduce collaborators working on the practice’s delivery of three Central London Crossrail Stations as they discuss the legacy and future role of design and public art as a vital part of the identity of London’s Transport infrastructure.</p> <p>Wednesday 20 May<br /> Time: 17:00 – 19:00<br /> Venue: Hawkins\Brown, 159 St John Street, London EC1V 4QJ<br /> Tickets: Free</p> <p>For more information please click <a href="http://www.hawkinsbrown.com/blog/the-joy-of-infrastructure"target="_blank">here</a></p> Helen Jordan Wed, 20 May 2015 16:04:34 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897900%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897900%3E KEEPING IT FRESH AT CREATIVE SOCIAL <p><a href="/assets/0000/9242/CS_Fresh_2.jpg" class="fancybox" rel="group"><img src="/assets/0000/9242/CS_Fresh_2_thumb.jpg" alt="No Description" /></a> Jason was asked to take part in CS Fresh, a creative social which took place in London on 14th +15th May 2015. <br /> It brought together the freshest talent and most brilliant minds across the creative industries with curated talks, activities and workshops featuring an unparalleled line up including Mr Bingo, Bompas and Parr and our own Jason Bruges.</p> <p>To read all about the event please click on the <a href="http://creativesocialblog.com/events/cs-fresh-london-14th-15th-may-2015"target="blank">CS Fresh</a> link</p> <p><a href="/assets/0000/9234/CS_Fresh_1.jpg" class="fancybox" rel="group"><img src="/assets/0000/9234/CS_Fresh_1_large.jpg" alt="No Description" /></a></p> Helen Jordan Fri, 29 May 2015 14:59:57 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897ce8%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7897ce8%3E MEC & JASON BRUGES STUDIO CREATE INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION TO CELEBRATE CANNES LIONS INNOVATION FESTIVAL <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/131778158" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/131778158">#<span class="caps">EMOTICANNES</span> <span class="caps">DAY</span> 1</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user2965065">Jason Bruges</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p><span class="caps">MEC</span> today unveiled its installation at the Cannes Lions Innovation. The visual art piece, which explores the future of the ‘Live Room’, has been created in collaboration with Jason Bruges Studio to celebrate MEC’s sponsorship of the inaugural festival.</p> <p>#EmotiCannes is an anamorphic digital installation made up of 180 small screens that, from certain vantage points, resolve into the icon of the Cannes Festival of Creativity, the Lion. Using entirely bespoke hardware and software, the Lion displays the emotion of the Festival using data drawn in real-time from social media. Viewed from a distance the Lion is a barometer of the social media sentiment surrounding the Festival. When approached it reveals data that gives an insight into the prevailing mood of the Festival crowd. Like a chameleon reacting to different stimulus, the installation will shift and change its colours and projections in sympathy with the 10,000+ festival attendees.</p> <p>The Lion represents MEC&#8217;s capability to uncover real-time insights and is one of several <span class="caps">MEC</span> always-on innovations; taking vast amounts of data and turning it into intuitive, useful visualizations.</p> <p>Jason Bruges Studio has created a unique hardware and software solution that includes 180 Raspberry Pi boards connected at the back of each screen. This technology allows each display to be controlled separately or in unison, offering an infinite amount of screen configurations that mean no individual will provoke the same response from the installation.</p> <p>#EmotiCannes can be visited from 9am Thursday 25th June in the <span class="caps">MEC</span> <span class="caps">PALAIS</span> <span class="caps">CABANA</span>, Rotonde Lerins Building, Cannes.</p> Helen Jordan Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:10:43 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78980d0%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78980d0%3E WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A PROJECT LEAD/ARCHITECT <p>We are looking for an enthusiastic and solution focused Project Lead to join our vibrant studio. Working on a wide range of international projects from small temporary installations to permanent architectural –scale works, you will drive projects forward, manage a small project by project team and uphold the high standard of work within the studio.</p> <p>The role involves managing the day-to-day delivery of a number of projects, from developing concepts right through to final production – managing key client stakeholders, the internal design team and suppliers throughout the process. You will work closely with our Design Manager to ensure the project creative is to the highest standard, and also with our Studio Manager to ensure the correct resource is allocated, and the projects are delivered on time and on budget.</p> <p>A sense of resilience and humour are a must. We approach everything we do with exploration and excitement, and we need someone who will be an extension of this. We also expect a highly professional standard of project and team management.</p> <p>Candidates should demonstrate the following attributes:</p> <p>Relevant skills &amp; experience<br /> – Ideally a Part 2 or UK qualified Architect with at least two years of post study complex Project Management experience.<br /> - Alternatively an Interaction Designer, Design Engineer or Product Designer with at least two years of post study complex Project Management experience.<br /> - The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the installation or interactive art sector<br /> – Substantial experience in delivering large multi-stakeholder projects on time and on budget<br /> – History of impeccable client liaison and internal management skills<br /> – Exceptional design skills, and the ability to present and communicate ideas clearly<br /> – Experience of working with and managing a diverse range of skill sets, including visualisers, industrial designers and programmers<br /> – Able to negotiate with and confidently manage a variety of suppliers<br /> – Confident in switching between multiple tasks at any one time<br /> – Strong Microsoft software package skills including Project, Word, Excel and possibly Mac Keynote</p> <p>Behaviours<br /> – A genuine interest and knowledge of the interactive art installation sector is essential<br /> – A flexible and creative approach to working within a team and with clients<br /> – Impeccable communication and able to transfer complex scenarios into layman terms<br /> – Keeping up to date with developments in design / architectural regulations<br /> – Self-starter and ability to inspire and motivate others<br /> – Analytical and thorough work ethic<br /> – Strong planning and prioritising<br /> – Commercial awareness</p> <p>To apply<br /> To apply please send your cover letter, CV and portfolio (no more than 5Meg) to:<br /> Helen Jordan – helen@jasonbruges.com</p> <p>Please note<br /> Only applicants with existing visas and permits to work in the UK will be considered.</p> Helen Jordan Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:19 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78984b8%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78984b8%3E WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A NEW STUDIO MANAGER <p>This role is something akin to air traffic control. You&#8217;ll need to maintain an overview and a keen eye for each of the projects &#8211; knowing who is on each team, what are they working on, what they need, when the deadlines are and what the deliverables are. You will need to ensure there are suitable and functional levels of resource on each project and feed info back into the management team, so that projects can be lean, fit and efficient in order to improve our profitability. A sense of resilience and humour are a must. We approach everything we do with exploration and excitement – we need our studio manager to help keep us real, whilst maintaining this enthusiasm.</p> <p><span class="caps">KEY</span> <span class="caps">RESPONSIBILITIES</span><br /> • Resource Management: ensuring the correct amount of resource is allocated to each project and that projects are time managed efficiently. <br /> • Human Resource Management: holidays, recruitment, contracts, freelance terms and any other related HR issues.<br /> • Time Management: making sure timelines are adhered to and work is produced to deadlines.<br /> • Team Management: making sure the studio team of 10+ is motivated, engaged and inspired.<br /> • Team Communications: making sure the team is on the same page, running efficient meetings and providing clear status reports.<br /> • Supporting the Creative Director: making sure the team is in the best position to deliver against the creative vision of the business.<br /> • Supporting the Managing Director: making sure the studio team is best placed to help meet the operational goals of the business.<br /> • Supporting the Finance function: coordinating fee proposals and timely billing with the project leads.</p> <p><span class="caps">REQUIRED</span> <span class="caps">EXPERIENCE</span><br /> • Significant creative practice management experience: ideally having experience as a studio manager in an architectural practice or a digital agency or a similar environment<br /> • Excellent line management experience with time and performance management skills<br /> • Sound operational expertise: with demonstrable experience in developing procedures<br /> • Financial Experience: understanding of budgeting and forecasting</p> <p><span class="caps">REQUIRED</span> <span class="caps">SKILLS</span><br /> • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills<br /> • Mac/PC, MS Office, MS Project, Mail, Keynote, Basic Adobe CS<br /> • Inspiring commitment, pace and drive: understands team members and how to get the best from them<br /> • Embracing imaginative and innovative solutions: takes measured risks.<br /> • Building capability: delegates effectively – empowering and supporting staff to solve problems and take decisions autonomously<br /> • Focusing on outcomes: monitors/ optimises resources and quality of work against time to deliver projects successfully<br /> • Breaking down complex situations into simpler or more comprehensible issues<br /> • Planning, resourcing &amp; prioritising: create rolling strategies and plans that align to the Company Plan, and flexible frameworks to take account of changes.</p> <p>To apply:<br /> Please send your cover letter and CV to:<br /> Helen Jordan – helen@jasonbruges.com</p> <p>Please note:<br /> Only applicants with existing visas and permits to work in the UK will be considered.</p> Helen Jordan Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:01:51 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78988a0%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x78988a0%3E MEC & JASON BRUGES STUDIO PUT CANNES ON SCREEN <p><a href="/assets/0000/9282/7V6A0519.JPG" class="fancybox" rel="group"><img src="/assets/0000/9282/7V6A0519_large.JPG" alt="No Description" /></a> Last week EmotiCannes, the visual art piece, which explores the future of the ‘Live Room’, was on show at the Lions Innovation Festival in Cannes. It was created in collaboration with <span class="caps">MEC</span> to celebrate their sponsorship of the inaugural festival.<br /> EmotiCannes was built using entirely bespoke hardware and software and shifts and changes its colours and projections in sympathy with the 10,000+ festival attendees.<br /> The Lion represents MEC&#8217;s capability to uncover real-time insights and is one of several of the agency&#8217;s always-on innovations; taking vast amounts of data and turning it into intuitive, useful visualisations.</p> <p>MEC&#8217;s chief analytics &amp; insight officer, Stephan Bruneau, and our new MD Richard Howarth, were interviewed by Shots Magazine on how the unique art and data project came about, the technology behind the piece and what they hoped to gain from the experience at the Lions Innovation Festival last week.</p> <p>Read the full interview here on <a href="http://www.shots.net/news/article/87539/mec-%2526-jason-bruges-put-cannes-on-screen"target="_blank">Shots</a>.</p> Helen Jordan Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:28:15 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7898c88%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7898c88%3E EMOTICANNES <p><span class="caps">MEC</span> commissioned Jason Bruges Studio to design and build an interactive installation to celebrate Cannes Lions Innovation festival. The visual art piece, named EmotiCannes is an anamorphic digital installation made up of 180 small screens that, from certain vantage points, resolve into the icon of the Cannes Festival of Creativity, the Lion.</p> <p>Using entirely bespoke hardware and software, the Lion displays the emotion of the Festival using data drawn in real-time from social media. Viewed from a distance the Lion is a barometer of the social media sentiment surrounding the Festival. When approached it reveals data that gives an insight into the prevailing mood of the Festival crowd. Like a chameleon reacting to different stimulus, the installation shifts and changes its colours and projections in sympathy with the 10,000+ festival attendees.</p> <p>The unique hardware and software solution that includes 180 Raspberry Pi boards connected at the back of each screen, allows each display to be controlled separately or in unison, offering an infinite amount of screen configurations that mean no individual will provoke the same response from the installation.</p> <p>EmotiCannes represents MEC&#8217;s capability to uncover real-time insights and is one of several <span class="caps">MEC</span> always-on innovations; taking vast amounts of data and turning it into intuitive, useful visualizations.</p> <p>Stephan Bruneau, Global Chief Analytics &amp; Insight Officer said, “Today consumers are always on, they interact with brands daily, even when they are not in the active phase of the purchase journey. So brands need to be always-on too, and listen to the vast volume of real-time consumer conversations happening continuously. We decided to get creative with technology to make it easier for marketers to capture insights, by literally taking data out of the computer screen, and into more intuitive and interactive visual installations. We have recently experimented with different forms of visualisation, and now we have partnered with Jason Bruges Studio to create something truly special for Cannes, where creative technology and data meet art.”</p> <p>Jason Bruges said: ‘At Jason Bruges Studio we work with brands to manifest their ambitions in a way that uses the most advanced technology to connect with people on the most human of levels. <span class="caps">MEC</span> are a very creatively savvy business that understands that big data is useless to their clients without useful curation and interpretation. EmotiCannes is a complicated machine that is instantly accessible to anyone – it is designed to connect on a truly emotional level, making it fun while also exploring complex themes.’</p> Helen Jordan Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:42:41 +0000 /projects/international-projects/emoticannes /projects/international-projects/emoticannes BACK TO FRONT <p>Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned by award-winning Canadian developer Tridel to design and build a highly innovative interactive art installation. It resides in a privately owned, publicly accessible park as part of Tridel’s 300 Front Street West condominium development, in Toronto’s busy downtown entertainment district. The piece is entitled ‘Back to Front’, which relates to its location on Front Street, nearby to the city’s historic waterfront and to Lake Ontario that exposes the city to dramatic weather fronts all year round.</p> <p>‘Back to Front’, consists of an array of monolithic granite structures that sense changing levels of light within the park in real-time. People walk through the park, trees shift and the sun moves across the site, casting dynamic shadows onto the monoliths. These shadows are sensed by the artwork and transferred through the depth of the granite structure to reveal animated silhouettes on the opposite side. Each of the monoliths measure three meters tall, 60cm wide and 20cm deep. Images are revealed by controlling an array of <span class="caps">LED</span> lights, which are diffused by glass lenses embedded within the stone. The aim is to create an enjoyable and dynamic experience for pedestrians, which reflects the changing weather fronts that envelop the city.</p> <p>Unique analogue electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs) have been developed for use inside the artwork. Each individual <span class="caps">LED</span>/sensor node across the face of the granite monolith works autonomously, both sensing and emitting unique levels of light simultaneously. Imagery emerges from the combined behaviour of each individual <span class="caps">LED</span> node. <br /> The installation is able to detect static shadows from buildings, light and shade resulting from different times of day and seasonal changes, as well as dynamic movement from surrounding people and trees. The studio took inspiration from the characteristic lake effect ‘weather fronts’ experienced in Toronto; weather boundaries that separate two masses of air of different densities, that dramatically affect the city’s climate all year round.</p> <p>The structural framework has been put through a rigorous programme of accelerated weather testing, related to extreme site conditions characteristic of Toronto. Freeze thaw cycles, accelerated weathering and surface wind loading were tested at a UK materials laboratory to inform the development of material joints, structural details and electronic PCBs that can withstand extreme weather cycles over many years outdoors.</p> <p>Elie Lakin, Senior Designer at Jason Bruges Studio, commented: “It has been fantastic to work creatively with Tridel in response to the exciting new development on site at 300 Front Street. ‘Back to Front’ is designed to reflect the vibrancy of down town Toronto and to provide an enjoyable way for pedestrians to interact with their surroundings by viewing and creating light and shadow effects within the park.”</p> <p>The natural materials used, including the robust granite for the monoliths and sedimentary limestone for the surrounding pavement connect with Tridel’s history: the company was established by stone mason Jack Del Zotto in 1927 who was renowned for building beautifully crafted homes for families in Canada. Jason Bruges Studio is echoing that history in stone work by generating long lasting and memorable structures.</p> Helen Jordan Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:35:05 +0000 /projects/international-projects/back-to-front /projects/international-projects/back-to-front WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A NEW JUNIOR 3D VISUALISER <p>Junior 3D Visualiser at Jason Bruges Studio &#8211; Full time.</p> <p>Jason Bruges Studio are currently recruiting a full time 3D Visualiser to assist in realising and communicating studio projects. The studio, formed in April 2002, design and build interactive installations across four key sectors. These sectors include architecture, art, experiential marketing and lighting design consultancy.</p> <p>The role includes working closely with the design team on visualising the studio’s design output for clients, pitches and in house development. The successful candidate will be assisting the team by creating images, animations and content for prototypes. The role has been created due to the growth being seen by the studio.</p> <p>Required skills:<br /> Cinema 4D &#8211; (particularly Mograph)<br /> Photoshop<br /> After Effects<br /> A background in either Product/Industrial design, Interior, Architecture or other similar skill set with spacial understanding is essential.</p> <p>Bonus skills:<br /> Rhino<br /> Grasshopper<br /> Programming languages, particularly Python</p> <p>Applicants with these skill requirements only will be considered.</p> <p>To apply please send your CV and portfolio (no more than 10Mg) to :</p> <p>Adam Heslop : adam@jasonbruges.com</p> Helen Jordan Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:40 +0000 /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7899070%3E /articles.%23%3Carticle:0x7899070%3E