Finding an internship as a student in the creative industry which teaches you valuable skills in a short period of time is quite challenging. Mostly, only graduates get accepted for an intern program. Yet, I was lucky enough to get a position at Dream Random as a business development intern for a month. However, getting in touch with these guys isn’t the easiest thing because they are super busy at all times.
Therefore, I knew that I have to keep pushing. So I called the office at least four times until I finally got to speak with one of the founders, Richard, who then agreed to interview me together with one of his partners, Tony.
The interview took place at the Monohaus where their office is situated. It was an informal conversation about my previous experience, what kind of services Dream Random offers and wherein the team I would fit in. Both guys were incredibly nice and welcoming which was one of the many reasons why I was super excited when I got the news couple of days later that I got the position.
When I started my internship, I got thrown in at the deep end. I eventually became the assistant of the account manager, Joy, who introduced me to the world of sales and marketing. So from day one, I was working on real-life projects which included taking part in brainstorm sessions, conducting research and reaching out to new potential clients.
Through my experience at Dream Random I have now understood that it is of vital significance to be an action taker in the creative industry. Because as soon as I proved that I am capable to work on more serious tasks, my opinion started to matter more. My eagerness to learn, eventually lead me to become a part of creating a proposal for a new client.
I attended meetings together with Joy where I observed the nature of sales. It was there where I understood that human qualities are essential, if not the most essential quality of a salesperson. The highlight of my time at Dream Random was my last day of work, where I got to pitch my ideas for the first time in front of a client. In short: my time at Dream Random was inspiring, instructive, demanding but mostly it was fun. Thank you!
Dream Random has moved! We are expanding the team and moving to new offices in the Monohaus building in London Fields with plans to move to even larger premises later in 2018 or early 2019. Our new home is right in the heart of London Fields and only a short walk to the London Fields train station.
Tony Nwachi said:
“As we aim to continue growing, we are servicing an increasingly large international client base, and the transport links that are only 8 minutes from London Liverpool Street has to offer are vital. Moving for us will create new jobs spanning across design, development and marketing and we aim to attract the best talent in the area.”
THE LONDON FIELDS CULTURE
We believe London Fields gives us the best opportunity to continue our growth, especially as it’s increasingly becoming the hub for technology. The investment coming into the area is improving not just in terms of business and technology but in its re-development and infrastructure. with Monohaus being a brand new building and being situated next to WorkSpace and WeWork we really believed we have moved into a real thriving hub.
We want to be a prominent fixture in the area of London Fields and to be known as one of the best Creative Marketing Agencies around. Over the last few years, we have been lucky enough to work with some great established brands and some fantastic start-up projects. Our rigorous research and standout UX design and creative campaigns have helped us in attracting new and exciting projects ll over the world. We want to join in inspiring culture and creativity in the area. The variety of industry events that take place in and around the area means we can learn from other like-minded companies and individuals. We believe that learning is growth and we are able to offer you the best in what we do.
COME AND SAY HI!
So all that’s left to say is please pop in and say hello! The kettle is always on and we’ve got some great coffee from 21 SID
We’re looking for a talented Junior Programmer to join our team at Dream Random in London. We are a group of talented people drawing from a diverse range of experience and creative influences to create interactive entertainment with stand-out production values, heart and broad appeal.
This role is for you if:
You are smart, passionate and creative, looking to gain professional experience in a supportive environment whilst immediately contributing to the development of new titles.
You might only just be realising your interest in applying your technical skills to a creative medium.
You want to work on something outside the norm which has an impact on the world.
What you’ll be doing:
- Designing, building and iterating engine systems and gameplay features
- Collaborating with artists and designers, building tools to support them and contributing creatively to the design process
- Helping to maintain existing titles
- BSc in computer science/physics/maths-based subject, or equivalent experience
- Experience creating things in C/C++ or C#
- Good 3D maths skills
- Can-do attitude
- Strong analytical and communication skills
- Drive to keep learning
- You hold a valid EU work Visa, or have the right to work in the UK
We offer a competitive package, including but not limited to a company wide profit sharing platform, company pension, life assurance, private medical and amazing family policies. We offer 25 days holiday (inclusive of studio closure days over Christmas.) We also promote flexible working days.
THE PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR WILL HAVE
- Strong skills in hand-coded HTML5 and CSS3
- Strong knowledge and practical experience of responsive design techniques
- Skills in working with WordPress for use as a CMS
- Understanding of progressive enhancement and modern approaches to browser support
- Experience with PHP
SKILLS FOR MORE BROWNIE POINTS
- Obsessive (bordering OCD) when it comes to clean, efficient code
- Creative design & illustration skills.
- Experience with server administration and deployment – particularly cPanel.
- Experience of other open source CMS applications.
- Above all, you live and breathe technology, experiment at home/work and share your knowledge and experience with the wider community (via blogging).
- Experience in version control via Git/Github.
- Experience with Sass for CSS-preprocessing.
The role also gives the opportunity to branch out into various other aspects of the business, depending on Dream Random’s needs and your own personal aspirations.