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rkuchinsky wrote:I think for XX years out, process should show no matter what. Even if you are now in a higher level role, you probably have done all those patterns, tech packs, mockup, at some point over the XX so have bits and pieces to show.

The biggest difference I think is that compared to a more junior portfolio you don't have to show the depth PER project, since you have the breadth ACROSS a large variety of projects. That is, you can show final samples for projects ABC, tech packsfor project DEF, sketches for projects GHI, etc. and people get that you can do it all.

Just looking at your website quickly, Jim, I have to concur however I'm not seeing lots of process... Only one page with a few doodles, and many of the projects link out to a final product page with no process showing at all. Not sure if you are presenting something a lot different in interviews but the online picture I'm getting is a bit incomplete.



...I've recently done a few updates on my website as well and have tried to communicate the same breadth and depth. Even more tricky, I'm not only doing product, but also graphics, packaging, illustration, etc. sometimes all within one project, sometimes as discrete projects...

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Thanks R, makes sense - The portfolio is far different than what is show on the website, In fact website is in serious need of maintenance - I dont think I've updated it since 2015/2016. Maybe its time...

Below is the 2016 portfolio in question:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-X0VD ... sp=sharing

This is what I presented during the "need to see more" period. Since this 2016 revision, a lot product has come to market (Some shown on the "teaser" page.

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23 years into an ID career here. I was never a pure product designer -I have some real estate ventures and I've always been into total gut and remodel craftsmanship with home and some of those properties, so even though I've been building a consultancy for the last 11 years (with all the ups and downs you'd expect) it has always just been a job, family and other stuff compete equally alongside it. We specialize in a few types of products and we look for certain kinds of clients. That work has always been available, so I haven't sold "Scott" in a long time - I've sold "Generator" and "Generator's experience & capabilities"...but when the time comes that someone asks about me, I write a little summary and send them this link; http://bit.ly/2keDmlt

It's a wide-out resume, a somewhat closer CV and then a much closer document of process. It sits on our website, which is now half new and half old, outdated and not designed as I'd like it to be anymore (Q2 2018 it'll all be new, I swear, yeah right) but like everyone else, when faced with billable project work vs. admin time, I choose billable. :P

These days, my team and I spend more time on the entire process - conducting, compiling and presenting field research, organizing Far East sourcing trips, providing QC and plant based manufacturing fixes while managing development projects - than we do with the creative aspects of design, so when the phases come to innovate, sketch, present, critique and start pushing ideas into CAD, it reminds me what it was like 23 years ago and it makes me love it even more today.
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Kershaw wrote:
Below is the 2016 portfolio in question:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-X0VD ... sp=sharing

This is what I presented during the "need to see more" period. Since this 2016 revision, a lot product has come to market (Some shown on the "teaser" page.



Hmm, I think you are showing a good amount of process. Some of it is condensed a bit in terms of their being a lot of concepts on a page, or the photo of the patterns being shrunken down a bit. I think you could get a bit more milage out of it by just isolating some of that stuff.... but personally I wouldn't need that. I see it. But everyone is different in what they require I guess.

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Generatewhatsnext wrote:...but when the time comes that someone asks about me, I write a little summary and send them this link; http://www.generatewhatsnext.com/scott- ... mples.html


Hey Scott, FYI when I clicked the sample link I got an error.

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yo wrote:Hey Scott, FYI when I clicked the sample link I got an error.


Thanks for that - for some reason it didn't like my link; here's a bitly version; http://bit.ly/2keDmlt
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