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by engelhjs
February 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production car fails

There are a couple of these in my neighborhood and they look good on the road. Agreed. As someone who hates the generic look of small and medium-sized SUVs these days, for my money the XC40 is far and away the best looking in its class. I'd put the Land Rover Evoque in at a close second, though it'...
by engelhjs
February 14th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production car fails

Kim Kardashian and a fleet of plastic surgeons say "Challenge accepted". Some manufacturers have been better in recent years about making their concepts much closer to "pre-production". BMW for example did a pretty good job of this with the Z4 and 8 series. (Whether or not both concept AND producti...
by engelhjs
February 14th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Highlighter marker rendering
Replies: 9
Views: 6929

Re: Highlighter marker rendering

AndyMc wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 1:20 am
I tried using them when I was without markers once, but found that layering really destroyed regular paper. Are you using bleedproof?
Nope. Just decent weight copy paper.
by engelhjs
February 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Highlighter marker rendering
Replies: 9
Views: 6929

Highlighter marker rendering

Occasionally, when I haven't been to the local art supply store in a while to replenish my supply of Copics, I find myself grabbing a highlighter for marker work. They tend to have a similar moisture profile to some "art" markers that sit on the drier end of the spectrum, they layer up on top of the...
by engelhjs
February 13th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production fails

This is why I hate brands referring to concept cars as design projects. Unless it's actually intended to and becomes a real product - it's art , not design. And there's nothing wrong with art in the form of a car. It takes a ton of creativity, skill, and hard work and produces some of the most inter...
by engelhjs
November 2nd, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: What s the best laptop for designers?
Replies: 35
Views: 28964

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

I have yet to try the stylus though so if you are looking for a sketch pad I recommend anything that works with a Samsung pen (check your version). The Samsung pen is essentially a mini Wacom pen, right? I'm perfectly happy with feel of Wacom pens, I use one every day, but I was pretty blown away t...
by engelhjs
November 1st, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: What s the best laptop for designers?
Replies: 35
Views: 28964

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

I almost sprung for a Surface Pro a couple of years ago. I loved the idea of having more or less full blown Adobe CC available on a tablet. The one thing that kept me away was the garbage stylus. If Adobe can follow up Photoshop for the new iPad Pro with at least Illustrator and InDesign I'm ditchin...
by engelhjs
October 31st, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Transparency in the development stage for a new startup
Replies: 6
Views: 6246

Re: Transparency in the development stage for a new startup

We offer a “review and file” for $570 (including the patent-office fee) in which the inventor writes the provisional with our guidance. We review it, give feedback, and file it with the USPTO. I'll definitely keep that in mind for the future. I filed a provisional patent on my own a few years ago, ...
by engelhjs
October 30th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: Transparency in the development stage for a new startup
Replies: 6
Views: 6246

Re: Transparency in the development stage for a new startup

PS. Challenges and cost of Kickstarter is a whole different subject. I've done some research on it and i'm not convinced the cost and money needed is anywhere close to the value you get from it. For a successful campaign I've figured to raise $300,000 you typically need to have about half that in c...
by engelhjs
October 29th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Transparency in the development stage for a new startup
Replies: 6
Views: 6246

Transparency in the development stage for a new startup

I'm working to bring a product idea to life through a Kickstarter campaign some time in the latter half of 2019, with initial development beginning in January. One idea I have, partially because I've never seen things done quite like this and partially because it could be a good way to build pre-cam...
by engelhjs
September 21st, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: What cell phone do you own?
Replies: 150
Views: 123417

Re: What cell phone do you own?

I'm still on my iPhone 6S. Up until that phone, I had done the clockwork iPhone upgrade every two years. The jump in price from $300 to $600 for the 6S hurt, and I couldn't justify the $750/$1000 for the 8/X. I also didn't feel like there were any new features in the 8/X compelling me to upgrade. I ...
by engelhjs
September 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: [TƯ VẤN] Nệm Cao Su Liên Á Five Zone có tốt không?
Replies: 13
Views: 11866

Re: various things like "ID I", "ID II", "jr.", "Staff"

On a side note, how important has the community found those titles to be throughout their careers? I have talked with designers, managers, and recruiters who: A. Couldn't care less about titles and are more interested in your specific experience and work. B. Wouldn't even consider you for a "new" po...
by engelhjs
August 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: Obtaining a release for unused designs
Replies: 6
Views: 5277

Re: Obtaining a release for unused designs

If the contract terms said that all IP regarding all project content would be transferred to the client party, then you need their written consent to transfer it back to you regarding said concept. It is better to state in your project terms that one (1) creative solution is to be obtained by the c...
by engelhjs
August 30th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: Obtaining a release for unused designs
Replies: 6
Views: 5277

Re: Obtaining a release for unused designs

Thanks, iab. That's super helpful.
by engelhjs
August 29th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are your other creative outlets?
Replies: 29
Views: 16860

Re: What are your other creative outlets?

Going to the movies. I love trying to dissect all of the decisions that were made and how they successfully or unsuccessfully affect the outcome. Like books, movies represent and interesting overlap of both the purposefulness of pure design and the expression of pure art. They can be incredibly pers...