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slippyfish wrote:yoda - he had it in the portfolio section - https://www.behance.net/gallery/5017281 ... -Portfolio
slippyfish wrote:Agree with the others, and with you, that you should stick with what you know and enjoy doing. At the same time, you do have those 60 credits toward a MFA which is at least 59 credit more than a lot of professional designers have; is there some way to utilize that expanded (abstract) view of some of the aspects of "Big D" Design?
Finding a job or even internship where you get back to doing consumer products is essential. In addition to the tactics above, I might suggest getting friendly with your local creative placement agency so they can at least fill you in with small jobs and freelance engagements in your area. Some examples in my area include Filter and smartdept.
The common theme I see with designers now is - put it out there. (I need to do more of this myself.) meaning, work on stuff you think is cool/valuable/relevant and publish it to your broadcasting social platform of choice.
Best of luck.
ralphzoontjens wrote:James, from what I can see you need a bit more business-related experience.
How big of a market is there for a portable exercise bike if a regular bike combines the functionalities of biking and being mobile.
The hiking tripod is a great product in terms of design, but how will you get it to stay in the minds of potential customers and make them interested enough to learn about retail channels etc. as well as finding those customers who simultaneously have the need for a hiking pole and camera tripod.
New innovations like that have to be extremely clever and sort of hit a spark in people. You have to decide if you want to go for developing a product like that and do a startup, or if you want to join the local industry. In my experience it is best to get a position somewhere and just develop from there while always working on your own ideas as well. Find out what only you can do very well, and create a better story around yourself. In the meantime keep working on your design and visualization skills.