Blast Radius studio tour
Yesterday afternoon I was fortunate enough to be part of a group of students from VFS that went on a studio tour at Blast Radius. Blast Radius is one of the largest interactive design studios in Vancouver, with additional offices in Toronto, Amsterdam, London, New York, and San Francisco. Over 400 people work at Blast worldwide, with about 150 residing in the Vancouver office.
Meagan Scornaiencki, a recruiter at Blast Radius, gave a quick tour and sat us down for a run-down on the inner workings of the company. Two other employees joined us for an easygoing discussion with lots of advice for graduating design students. Although it was definitley a big shop, with people working on different floors, the personalities of our three speakers definitley gave the company a good vibe of the type of people that work there. Their joking, friendly behaviour coupled with their passion for their work definitley made Blast Radius on top of my list of companies to work for. Taking Megan’s advice, it will be on my top 3 list of companies to hound for a job once my final project (it’s an interactive augmented reality application that I’m working with Taura Hanson to create) gets underway in the new year. Now if only I could figure out what side of the industry I want to work in. Project management, user experience, flash development, interactive design, print design, photography. I want to do it all. Blast Radius is a company that is big enough that I could potentially work in all of those areas.