Welcome to Robbin Ingvarsson and Waldemar Wegelin who will be working at W+K Tokyo for the next 3 months as part of their Hyper Island postgraduate program, where they are both enrolled as Interactive Art Directors.
Despite a few initial issues with lost baggage and an apartment that apparently had no toilet (?!), they are now settling in nicely, and made it to the office on their first night to enjoy a beer with the W+K Tokyo crew.
Robbin is a 27-year-old Swede who studied media and communication at the University of Uppsala, followed by a BA in Graphic Design & Communication at University of Linköping. He describes himself as someone who “starts his day early to art direct his hair” and believes in “working hard and eating hard.”
Waldemar, also 27-years-old, hails from Kazakhstan. He studied communication design at Design Factory International in Hamburg, Germany, earned BA in creative advertising at Buckinghamshire University in Great Britain, and held an internship at W+K London. Wal was born in the Soviet Union, but as he says, after they re-branded his part Kazakhstan he’s had to deal with Borat jokes daily.
Robbin and Wal have been keeping a website and blog of their adventures, and as you can see below, they’ve already updated their site to reflect their new home.
We’ve wasted no time in briefing them on projects, so they’re off to the races. Glad to have you both on board!