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mcpbowman wrote:I don't think showing a varied body of work is a hindrance.
Some people might disagree and say you should tailor your portfolio to the job you want, but if its more of a consultancy role that you are looking for then I don't see it as an issue at all.
As you have said, its about applying a process to a project and if you can show that you can do this for a wide range of product types, then happy days!
Good stuff, I will look forward to looking through it again when there are some more updates
ralphzoontjens wrote:Nice work overall! Your site is nice and clean, at times you are a bit generic in your descriptions. You can improve it by making it more recognizable by giving a more specific story about yourself related to your professional development and your views on design, and adding a logo or tagline next to your navigation as you do in your pdf portfolio. You are describing what you have worked on in a good and succinct way though you are not really grasping my attention a lot with what you tell about your projects. Look for what makes the projects unique and important and see to convey it in a few lines.
Your designs do speak, especially the onelunch, chime and bike project. It is great that you take your projects towards semi-well finished functional prototypes. With Chime you show that you can implement elegance and simplicity in a design however it is rather unclear how much you did your own design thinking and evolution. I would liked to have seen you taken it further by for example integrating it into a garden light, a desk light or as a kitchen timer. The OneLunch project shows cleverness in thinking and execution, although lacks a bit of aesthetic refinement and integration and recognizability as a Tupperware product. Also, sushi has to be eaten with chopsticks. Ellipsis is totally illegible as a design project. I would say the rental bike project is the best project you did - it is a nice unisex design making good use of materials and based on what seems to be solid underpinnings and user testing. Customization / users leaving marks or stories regarding to products they have rented is a strong opportunity for design to facilitate. I love the remote classrooms for Mongolia - all I am missing is a critical analysis on the performance of your built prototype. Sol is in itself a nice exploration to add to your portfolio. To me only the last image with the materials arranged on the ground speaks so the rest could be minimized or omitted - it triggers ideas and stories and it reminds me of Richard Long's work.
Welcome to the boards.
What type of design do you want to do?
Is there a resume page on your site somewhere? I was expecting it in the about section.
In group projects, make sure you highlight your individual contribution.
I'd like to see higher fidelity sketching and modeling with more complex and controlled surfaces.
Just opened you PDF, you PDF is much more successful in showing your abilities in my opinion. You should close the gap between the website and the pdf.