Brick Miner

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  1. Brick Miner

    LEGO: Graphic Designers Wanted!

    Hello starpuke, this is an old post. We were, however, looking for graphic designers on my team this year. You can find that post here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=70586 Since we have already invited participants for the recruitment workshop this fall, I believe the submission window is now passed. Though, I happen to be on summer break now, so I'm not certain. In any case, if you have a portfolio I would like to see it :)
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    Graphic Designers Wanted !

    The department Liscensing/Extended line does contract external illustrators. They manage non-core line products: Club Magazine comics, books, keychains, clothing, foam weapons, etc. Though, I have no idea how to approach them regarding this :)
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    Graphic Designers Wanted !

    Most portfolios are not LEGO-centric. Though mine was. Maybe you should look through mine: http://www.justinbleep.com/dropbox/LEGO_app/justin_carmien_PORTFOLIO_01.pdf http://www.justinbleep.com/dropbox/LEGO_app/justin_carmien_PORTFOLIO_02.pdf One thing. I know a few here who would enjoy seeing the process of a design - from concepts (sketches, whatever) to finished artwork (vector / print ready). Maybe a team logo design would be nice to see (think along the lines of the Dinos "D" in barbed wire or the new forest firefighters logo.) Another. Those same few would really enjoy seeing drawings of minifigures. We really love the LEGO minifigure in the graphic design team. They are our babies
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    Graphic Designers Wanted !

    Hi EBer's - I need some colleagues to join me in Billund :) http://jobsatlego.com/dk/billund/product-design_-development/jobid2480438-graphic-designer-product-graphics-jobs
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    LEGO: Graphic Designers Wanted!

    I have been told that LEGO is currently scouting for model buildings also. However, I have no further information on this. This position is for location in Billund Denmark.
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    LEGO: Graphic Designers Wanted!

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    LEGO: Graphic Designers Wanted!

    Hi guys :) I'd like to see some Eurobricks members apply. Who wants to design minifigures, decorations, and labels in Billund with me? http://jobsatlego.com/dk/billund/product-design_-development/graphic-designer-%E2%80%94-product-graphics-jobs
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    MOC: BrickMiner's LEGOPOLIS

    Yes, seeing the custom animals in the Wild West display really 'dates' this layout, doesn't it?As for the stagecoach, I never felt like it was finished after I started revisions on it. So, I never edited photos for a boxart-style presentation. -------------------------------- To all: I have now been at LEGO for nearly five months now. I hope that you can understand my apprehension of participating in the community. The fear of becoming the cause for speculation looms over me! I will say that I am still MOCing, though much less, and have not abandoned the projects I had begun before I was hired. I’m still pursuing MOCs based on tales from the 1001 Arabian Nights. If I can manage to get my LEGOpolis over here to Denmark, I would love to recreate my layout given the space. In fact, like some of you, I would love to take those Alien Conquest sets and create a full scale invasion! Though, I will say that most of my desire to create within the LEGO platform is being satisfied in my work, so most of my free time, outside of the office, has been spent pursuing non-LEGO projects. As well, I would add that I am not the only designer who reads Eurobricks. And I have found that many of us do. So remember, when being critical of LEGO products, know that we are listening! And further, remember that it is of benefit to you, as a buyer of LEGO products, to approach criticism constructively. I’m sure you can imagine that we are able to digest and work-with this type of feedback more successfully. I am, of course, really proud of the work we are doing here, and I will be sure to participate in discussion once some of the products which I have worked on are released. I hope that you will be happy with my work too! Talk to you later - BrickMiner
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    LEGO World

    Well, it seems I missed everyone. I was so tired from building with the kids on Saturday, its probably a good thing. I was exhausted! So exhausted, in fact, that now I'm sick and had to miss work today - BM
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    LEGO World

    I will be at the Danish Design Center on Saturday setting up tables and helping kids build their "Dream City" - then taking photos and awarding a few prizes for the best build. I guess it should be pretty entertaining I know that there will be a few LEGO designers there with me, however I have to admit I'm a little uneasy. Since I don't speak Danish I'm not sure how things will go in interacting with the kids. Maybe we will just be there to speak to the parents. I know a few of the designers going aren't fluent in Danish. Unless I am completely mistaken and Danish children learn English very early in school. I guess I'm not sure about these type of things (I come from a country where only one language is ever spoken ) - Justin
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    LEGO World

    I will be in Copenhagen Saturday and Sunday. Though, LEGO needs me at the DDC event on Saturady, so the only day which I will actually be on site at the Bella Center will be on Sunday. I will not be working the event that day, so if anyone would like to meet up please let me know :) I'll stay posted to this thread until the event! - BrickMiner
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    MOC: BrickMiner's LEGOPOLIS

    Thanks Christopher, though, I wish I could have done more. I'm glad a few readers kept up with me. Again, I appologize for the inconvenient presentation method - for example, page 3 of this thread has just too many images to load for a single page. However, in hopes to remedy this, the Brickshelf folder is now public, and all of the photos are collected there:http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=454795 ---------------------------------------------------------------- It is now very close to my departure date (January 1st), and I am of course anxious! (Nearly 2 weeks away ) - BrickMiner
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    MOC: BrickMiner's LEGOPOLIS

    Yes Exon, those symbols might have been more appropriate for realism, only, they are less iconic. I think now that Minifigure Series 4 images are out, I should begin thinking about replacing most of my figures at the Grimwald Chemicals Plant with the new HazMat Guy. He is even in the right colors: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=48475 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Ok EBers, I hope you have enjoyed each segment of my LEGO City thread. I realize now, in hindsight, that perhaps there are far too many images for one single thread, and that I might have done better to make a separate post for each building. However what's done is done. Though, I will try to upload all of these images to BrickShelf, so that each can be viewed more easily in one gallery (with folders for each building.) Finally, I leave you with one final image from my LEGOPOLIS. This MOC does not get a full write up and presentation, because neither am I completely sure it is finished, nor is it integrated into the table top layout. However, I leave you with Vernon's Junkyard 16027, presently with around 800-900 pieces: - BrickMiner
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    A re-introduction to the Community,

    Hello, Cinderbike. My background is in hand illustration first, and Adobe software (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) second. For the past few years I had been promoting myself as a comic book illustrator. The importance of free hand drawing was stressed at the recruitment workshop in Billund. Because of my experience, I believe I was chosen for the position. You can see some of my comic book work in the first portion of my portfolio: http://justinbleep.com/dropbox/LEGO_app/justin_carmien_PORTFOLIO_01.pdf My advice comes in the form of a recommendation only, which would be a highly developed illustration ability and style - as well as persistence. I applied 3 or 4 times (over a 2 year period) before being asked to attend a recruitment workshop. ---------------------------------------------------------------- As well, I promised all of EB that I would share the homework which I produced for the recruitment workshop. However, since I interpreted the assignments as a conceptual presentation, first I feel a little explanation is required. For each of the three homework assignments, I choose to interpret one of my comic books projects into the LEGO medium. The comic book series Brick City Bunch was my first realized comic book publication with national distribution within the United States. This series was a personal project in which I hired and managed the entire creative team, while I produced the illustrations and branding imagery. My creative name is Justin Bleep (a signature name acquired first from the "bleepy" sounds of techno music which I had played as a DJ, until 2003.) Since the aim of the comic book Brick City Bunch was to combined my two interests at the time (comic books and electronic music) I saw it fit that I appeared in the series. So, I had the writers work into the story a personal avatar for me, and his name was "Eddy Boom." I say all of this because when I received information that the very first homework assignment for the recruitment workshop was to create yourself as a minifigure, I thought it an obvious choice to interpret the archetypal Eddy Boom (an electronic music DJ) as my minifigure. From there on, during my presentation for LEGO I had to explain that the "Brick" in Brick City Bunch was not inspired from LEGO Bricks, but was instead inspired by the actual "brick and mortar" building material. The Brick City Bunch was a tribute to the inner cities of the American Midwest, where creative individuals have turned a negative dilapidation into a positive identification (as seen in Hip Hope and US Rave culture). Finally, here is my work on the three assignments which won me the job at LEGO: Here is the original page from the Brick City Bunch comic book which was used in the second assignment (I reinterpreted the characters and story into the LEGO medium.) - BrickMiner
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    A re-introduction to the Community,

    Hi Alex, its great to be in contact with you again! And yes, those mock-up box designs take a long time to create. I was lucky to even get photos taken of my LEGO City, as well as, the piece counts done, and the Ldraw images rendered. With planing a move overseas and my job with LEGO, creating fully rendered box art for my MOCs was not possible. I hope I have not ruined my reputation for great graphical presentations. And I hope I did not let you down! It's great to have your blessings Brickster! I am enjoying your reviews of the Pharaoh's Quest sets very much! - BrickMiner