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by TaylorWelden
July 21st, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whirlpool and Non Compete For Designers
Replies: 30
Views: 4703

Re: Whirlpool and Non Compete For Designers

Generally speaking, I do not sign them... especially since I'm full-time freelance. One client sent over a non-compete, which stated that I could not work on any softgoods bags/packs/luggage of any kind for 12 months. This covered 95% of products that I work on. It was worded in such a broad manner,...
by TaylorWelden
July 17th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Soft Goods/ Bag prototyping in US
Replies: 10
Views: 13156

Re: Soft Goods/ Bag prototyping in US

Drop me an email, this is exactly what I specialize in ;)
by TaylorWelden
June 26th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: What Assets Are Sent For Clothing Design To Factories
Replies: 7
Views: 4386

Re: What Assets Are Sent For Clothing Design To Factories

PDF created in Illustrator, which outlines the materials, the construction techniques (calling out specific stitch types, etc), and dimensions.

I've used this method with dozens of factories for countless softgoods products. Though I'm sure others have different methods, this is the standard.
by TaylorWelden
June 15th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Thinking of a new ride. Budget Edition 2.0
Replies: 48
Views: 14602

Re: Thinking of a new ride. Budget Edition 2.0

I only have owned used European cars personally. About a dozen or so now. I love them. But honestly, don't get into that used Euro car boat unless you have a passion for them, know how to work on European cars really well, AND/OR have extra $ laying around for repair costs. Still, I love used Europe...
by TaylorWelden
April 10th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Choosing between MID at ASU and SCAD
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Choosing between MID at ASU and SCAD

FWIW- if you're going to choose based on cities alone... Savannah is probably the most beautiful city in the United States. It is utterly stunning on the eyes every single day. It is also close to the beach.

The ID program is top notch. But then again, I'm biased :wink:
by TaylorWelden
April 10th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Final School Decision Made- Massart, CCS, CIA, RIT, CCA
Replies: 12
Views: 4751

Re: Final School Decision next week- Massart, CCS, CIA, RIT,

Go visit all of them. Otherwise your decision will likely be the wrong one.
by TaylorWelden
April 10th, 2013, 12:01 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Choosing between MID at ASU and SCAD
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Choosing between MID at ASU and SCAD

We're all biased, since no one has graduated from all three of these programs. I believe SCAD is the best, but as I mentioned, I'm biased. You'll be spending quite a bit of money at either of the three. So go over early and visit all three of them first hand. This is your life your choosing, not a n...
by TaylorWelden
April 5th, 2013, 10:14 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Final Grad School Decision (SCAD, UArts, UIC, NCState)
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Final Grad School Decision (SCAD, UArts, UIC, NCState)

I went to SCAD. I loved it. Got a fantastic education. Their Industrial Design building (Gulfstream Center for Design) is second to none in the nation. Go visit. Your mind will be blown. When I visited last year, they had about a dozen 3D printers (nice ones), at least one CNC mill, rotomolder, an e...
by TaylorWelden
March 27th, 2013, 10:47 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Help with prototype
Replies: 8
Views: 9827

Re: Help with prototype

I doubt EVA foam will "stand up" in a box form factor. The sides and the top will all cave in. It works fairly well on those Crocs is because it isn't exactly EVA foam, it is nice and thick, and it also uses the shape of the arch. Again, I don't want to be a jerk. But this sounds like saying "I want...
by TaylorWelden
March 26th, 2013, 11:39 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Help with prototype
Replies: 8
Views: 9827

Re: Help with prototype

...use an existing box, there are hundreds of thousands of boxes premade in nearly every material and size. Usually the quickest way to arrive at a solution is the best. Not to be rude, but I'll just say it plainly. This design isn't anything new, in any shape or form. I'd just find an existing uni...
by TaylorWelden
March 22nd, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Anyone have tips for maximizing networking at conferences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Anyone have tips for maximizing networking at conference

The most important thing about networking is taking the first initiative to say hi. It's like retail sales X dating. Be happy, forward, friendly and open and start with something that can get a conversation going (ask a question, make a comment that asks for a reply, offer to buy them a beer, etc.)...
by TaylorWelden
March 22nd, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What do you wear to work
Replies: 26
Views: 4234

Re: What do you wear to work

"Nice" jeans. In other words, ones that aren't super faded, no holes or anything like that.
Black tshirt or black button down short sleeve cotton/linen shirt. 99 times out of 100 untucked.
HELM boots. http://helmboots.com/
by TaylorWelden
March 22nd, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Waxed wool
Replies: 3
Views: 7934

Re: Waxed wool

I doubt their is a supplier for such a thing. In all my years, I've only heard of wool felt being sold as is, never waxed. As Lmo mentions, wool has natural oils in it (lanolin) which act similar to wax, in the sense that it adds natural water resistance (not 100% waterproof). I'd suggest that if yo...
by TaylorWelden
February 3rd, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Most useful iPhone apps?
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Most useful iPhone apps?

My favorite "technical" iPhone apps are...

Flashlight (I use this at least once a night, the most useful app I have, easily)
Unit converter
Dropbox
Translate

Skype is also great if you travel internationally to make very cheap calls
by TaylorWelden
February 3rd, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....

They will likely cost more, but this is the price you pay to bring a successful profitable product into the market. But is it? What is paid up front is saved in not having to correct/redesign in the design for manufacturing process. An experienced designer will want to work collaboratively through ...