I'm currently a junior in High School in the states and am looking to prepare for college.
This is my current college list: art center college of design, brown/risd, uc davis, ucla, college of creative studies, university of cincinnatti, university of michigan, cooper union, sjsu, stanford, washington university in st louis.
Which schools have connections with companies?
I'm interested in lighting/furniture design with interior design, backpack making, watch making, and car design. Not sure what these things can fall under but probably mostly interior design and industrial design? I think the best option would be to work in car design, while making things (like backpacks, watches) on the side?
What is the difference between product design and industrial design?
I need to start my portfolio, but not sure how to.
Any ideas? Any other info you guys need to help me out?