My name is Zach Pereles and I am a senior majoring in Retailing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Right now, I am preparing for my plans for after graduation. My intent in posting this discussion is to gain a better understanding on how I can transition into the Product Design/Industrial Design Industry.
Two years ago, I completed a course in Product Design at Parsons the New School for Design, and fell in love. I am looking at all my options, but do not know where to start. Does anyone [designers, professors, employers, students, etc...] have any suggestions on which route I should take? What are Product Design firms looking for? Should I immediately apply to graduate school in ID? Or, should I get some sort of experience in the field first? If so, what kind do you recommend?
Thank you so much. I look forward to reading any & all guidance.