It’s really beginning to feel like summer now that our summer student Ben Barrett-Forrest is here in the aasman studio. We always like to get to know our newbies by introducing them in a unique aasman way—with questions about bread, butter, and music. Carry on Ben….
Ben, how long have you lived in the Yukon?
I was born and raised right here, growing up among the squirrels and foxes about 15 minutes south of downtown Whitehorse.
First impressions of aasman?
It is a busy, happy place full of talented people! There are always good tunes playing in the bright studio, and my desk has a beautiful view of Grey Mountain. I felt instantly at home (which was certainly helped by the plate of delicious cupcakes that I was offered five minutes after I stepped through the door), and I was quickly brought into the workflow of the aasman team, which felt great.
What were you doing before coming to work for us?
I just finished my third year of studying Multimedia, Arts and Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In past summers I have worked for Arts in the Park and the Yukon Transportation Museum.
What's the best trait you bring to your work here at aasman?
I have an eye for design, and the passion to bring my ideas to life. Regardless of what medium I'm working in, I simply love creating things and seeing them out in the real world, and I am thrilled to be able to give my energy to aasman.
And now for the really important questions:
A toasted BLT (with the possible addition of cheese, egg, avocado, or whatever other delicious ingredients are around)!
Best tunes to work by?
Fast-paced Django Reinhardt-style swing jazz.
Most exotic travel experience?
A two-month cycling trip across Cuba.
Canoe or kayak?
For a day trip, a kayak. For anything longer, definitely a canoe.
Is there a font you can't live without?
I'd have a difficult time surviving on this earth without Bebas Neue.
Any other thoughts you'd like to share with us at this time?
I am seriously looking forward to my first brainstorming session while using aasman's tiny pool table.
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