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Jen Haugan

Creative TechnologistLondon, United Kingdom
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Jen Haugan

Creative TechnologistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London-based multidisciplinary designer with experience in working on projects ranging from experience & interaction design to graphic design and animation. Recent graduate from the MA programme Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. Has exhibited work at venues such as Sónar+D, Barcelona, the Royal Academy, London, and IRCAM, Paris, as well as showcasing short films in several film festivals such as Encounters, Regensburg Short Film Week and Etiuda & Anima. Enjoys challenging projects with fast learning curves, and since joining the RCA, has grown from being a traditional filmmaker and graphic designer to working with web- and games design, sound art and basic electronics.
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Projects credited in
  • Big Bang ARThe story of our universe in mixed reality, in collaboration with CERN. Nexus worked with Google Arts and Culture and CERN to produce a mixed reality journey through the birth and evolution of the universe, as told by Tilda Swinton. The Big Bang AR app takes you back in time 13.8 billion years to discover how space, time and the visible universe came to be. Open your hand in front of your phone’s camera to see the universe form; move between ‘reality’ and ‘space’ mode, create the very first
  • Notable WomenNotable Women is an AR Experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they have historically been left out: on U.S. currency. Discover the accomplishments of activists, artists, scientists, business leaders, writers, civic leaders and more—right on the money in your wallet.
  • Notable Women ARAUGMENTED REALITY APP, IOS AND ADROIND An AR Experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they’ve historically been left out: U.S. currency.
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Work history
    Creative TechnologistNexus Studios
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working on various interactive and AR projects, including the AR app 'Civilisations AR' for the BBC, interactive installations for the 2018 Mobile World Congress and other mobile apps, using software including Unity, Sketch, Facebook AR Studio.
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    Freelance CreativeMultiple agencies
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Installation design, 2D animation, motion graphics, email template design, mockups, advertising and promotional material for clients including Absolut España, Tabletalk Media, Central 23, Freightbrokers, Axonn Media, Feedback Films, and Through The I. Runs design collective Studio Strohm together with Maria Euler.
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Layout
  • After Effects
  • Max MSP
  • Processing
  • Raspberry PI
  • Arduino Programming
  • 2D Animation
  • Art Installation
  • Interactive Installations
  • Sound Installation
  • Sound Art
  • Sound Artist
  • Installation
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Vector Illustration
  • Unity
Education
    MA Information Experience DesignRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    Having done a BA in Animation, I started my first year on the MA Animation course, but transferred half-way through to the Information Experience Design course, expanding my practice from traditional filmmaking and graphic design to include sound art, games design and electronics. Projects during my time here included a multi-sensory installation commissioned by Absolut, an interactive sound map, programming for a small 2D game, sonic performances at various London venues with the project "Sonic Ensemble", and multiple collaborations with students from the Royal College of Music. Software and new skills learned: Max MSP, Processing, Arduino, Unity, DMX lighting, soldering, basic electronics
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    BA(Hons) AnimationFarnham UCA
     - Farnham, United Kingdom
    An animation course specialising in animation direction – Here I learned the basics of filmmaking, working under tight deadlines, improving my hand-drawn skills and learning a multitude of new software. I directed three short films during my time here, "The Gift" (Stop motion + CGi), "Foxtrot" (2D Animation), and "Orpheus the Penguin" (2D Animation). Software learned: After Effects, Autodesk Softimage, Dragonframe, Premiere