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by mmjohns
August 24th, 2006, 3:09 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: silhouettes of people. vector graphics. where to get them?
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Yup,

Find some pictures or mail order catalogs, scan the pics, and outline them in illustrator using the pen tool.

You can then change them to any size and color to meet your needs.

Enjoy.
by mmjohns
August 7th, 2006, 12:47 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What role does a MBA play in the design industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 7992

I love how so many people assume that if you want to leave design for management or another specialty, that you must suck as a designer and lack the skills to "make it". While I'm sure that this is true for some people, there are many others out there who have looked at the options within their orga...
by mmjohns
July 19th, 2006, 1:20 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Switching from IT to ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

If you can switch to a degree in computer science and then get design experience you'll be in a good position and will have far greater earning potential then you ever would in ID alone. I got a five year degree in ID from a Big 12 school and did my minor in CS, now I'm back in school completing it ...
by mmjohns
July 19th, 2006, 1:06 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: minors to accompany an ID major
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

It really depends on what you want to do. If your interests are in designing consumer products and knowing retail then psychology is probably the way to go. If youre interested in doing your own products and manufacturing then i would recommend getting a minor in engineering. The only problem is tha...
by mmjohns
June 26th, 2006, 9:08 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 34
Views: 11832

If there is any arrogance among designers, I 've really only seen it in overconfident newbies who have just graduated from design school and were told by their teachers and peers that they were going to "change the world". Most new designers know nothing to warrant that additude. They know nothing a...
by mmjohns
June 16th, 2006, 6:32 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: core77 blue fom shoe..
Replies: 15
Views: 8340

That blue foam shoe is pretty damn ugly. I hope they have a lot of friends, otherwise somebody is going to have 300 boxes of unwanted shoes in their apartment.
by mmjohns
June 15th, 2006, 4:23 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Remote Location
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

If you have the right computer, software, etc and can do the work from home then there really isn't any reason why you can't do it. When I left my last job there were a lot of projects that needed to be wrapped up and I agreed to help take care of things. They set up a VPN for me to access the compa...
by mmjohns
June 15th, 2006, 4:15 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: !!!!!!!!!!!! A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Are you coming out of undergrad?

Everytime I hear a newbie tallking about becoming a consultant straight out of school I laugh my ass off. Give yourself a few years of actual work before going out and telling people what to do. Please.
by mmjohns
June 14th, 2006, 1:44 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Design firms in the St. Louis area?
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Hello from the land of STL, I'm in school right now working on a Computer Science degree so I'm not really down on everything in STL, but here are some resources to check out. Creatives on Call : They handle staffing for design firms and know everyone with a design department in this town. I would g...
by mmjohns
June 14th, 2006, 11:46 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Yah or nay?
Replies: 15
Views: 10906

Most of the German auto makers have manufacturing experience outside of cars to draw on so it isn't surprising to see them working on other products. I mean BMW was once an airplane parts manufacturer, then did railroad systems, and finally moved to cars. The blue and white logo on the cars today is...
by mmjohns
June 9th, 2006, 11:56 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: --Student Portfolio-- Seeking feedback and internship
Replies: 7
Views: 3924

My only complaint is that your layout is very cluttered and it looks like you're attempting to shoehorn too much stuff onto the page. The title fonts are especially waaaaaaaay too large as you're attempting to plug the white space. I would recommend not only dropping the font size, but maybe even ch...
by mmjohns
June 5th, 2006, 2:06 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: has anyone actually been accepted for an internship @ IDEO?
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Contact this guy, he just got a job at IDEO Chicago.

http://www.coroflot.com/public/individu ... tfolio=yes
by mmjohns
June 5th, 2006, 2:02 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Type of plastic in laptops?
Replies: 4
Views: 3966

If you are looking for information, check out the industry application section at GE Plastics website. A lot of companies work with them to design casings and custom materials/colors. Here is a small search result from their website: Application: Electronics Materials: LNP Thermocomp* Compounds, Lex...
by mmjohns
June 2nd, 2006, 1:21 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Solidworks to Autocad
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

I think you can export from SW as an STL file and then open that in CAD
by mmjohns
June 2nd, 2006, 1:15 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Intellectual Property contract concern
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Always be on the lookout for companies that try to claim your outside work as their own intellectual property. I worked at a design firm for a while where I did architectural design by day and then went home to do freelance web design at night. One of the guys in the office found out that I was doin...