Photos of my Work in 2000-2002

Last time I found some brochures of my work 10 years before! Amazing. I know a lot of designers and also HR people will “recommend” to show always the latest works… Well they don’t know What is design…

Design is alive. And when it’s on the web, it’s double alive! It has his own “life”, and will grow without you, everywhere, anywhere; people will copy it, transform it, keep it for reference, use it. Design is alive and it’s good. Good to keep a trace of what you have done too. Because there is always a before and an after, it’s (at least for me) always interesting to see evolution of trends. It’s culture, design culture. 10 years before in France color trends was this kind of Orange, almost fluorescent one. People was also using a lot Pantone metallic ink. That’s very funny. And funnier is to see how all this design is a kind of outdated. So what is the recipe of eternal design then? What made the success of Gutenberg in 1455…? What about the Bauhaus?
Well, I don’t have all the answers… But one idea is that simplicity is one of the key… Minimalistic design. It’s like cars in a movie, you can guess easily which time a movie has been shoot in looking for the cars in it; more difficult if you DON’T have any car right? Same for design… If you want your design to be kind of “famousForEver”, use a minimum of elements. “Intemporel“. No flashy colors, no fancy fonts! Use Helvetica Neue, (love it) or Swiss 721 Thin font, forget Comic Sans.

I will try to follow this advice… ; )

2009 HUDSON reports

These are the latest reports from HUDSON about Hiring, HR trends in Asia; salary in advertising and communications fields.

I’ve made a special ISSUU about it. But To view directly The Hudson Report results and analysis, please click here.


The Hudson Report Quarter Four, 2009

Hiring expectations continue to rise at an accelerating rate. Overall, expectations are higher than they were a year ago and it now seems that the ‘green shoots’ are here to stay.

Mark Carriban, Managing Director – Asia

Highlights include:

  • Hiring expectations are rising sharply and this survey of nearly 500 executives across key business sectors shows that 35% forecast headcount growth in Quarter Four (Q4) 2009, up from 22% in Q3;
  • Hiring expectations are rising faster in Hong Kong than in the other markets surveyed in Asia;
  • Across all the sectors surveyed, respondents say that talent development and improving staff retention are their key HR priorities for 2010;
  • One-third of respondents say they would employ someone who has been out of work for more than a year;
  • Where employers are prepared to hire the long-term unemployed, previous experience and track record are given as the principal reasons;
  • Respondents in the Consumer, IT&T and Manufacturing & Industrial sectors are more confident about finding local talent for senior positions than those in Banking & Financial Services, Legal and Media/PR/Advertising.

Mark Carriban
Managing Director, Asia