My very first job as digital designer was in the late dot com aera. I had just started in a small Copenhagen based agency called Cite.dk and my first task was to make an animated interactive banner featuring the LEGO Technic SuperCar for the center stage on logo.com. I was at the agency for over 2 years and worked about 90% on LEGO projects. So, I was very familiar with the company when a few years on, during my studies, joined LEGO Interactive Experiences, in London and later worked directly for the headquarters in Billund, DK.
I worked in digital art direction with focus on product presentations, games and animation for the web.
For users the LEGO box graphics are the central point of recognition, and high-quality imagery already produced for print, would often be the starting point of the digital projects. My creative strategy would be to synthesise my understanding of the target audience with my a review of existing material, to support the physical experience of the box and the hours of play it represented. I enjoyed the creative challenge of making that graphic come alive in an interactive animated narrative, that would stimulate the urge to play more with the physical toys. Over a period of 3 years I designed and developed several data driven, center stage, visually rich web applications.