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by lousmith
February 26th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Who was the functionalist??
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Who was the functionalist??

I am trying to remember, but cannot find this for the life of me: I remember, at some point during my design education, hearing or reading that somebody (was it Bauhaus or HfG Ulm?) approached(es) design by breaking an object down to it's most simple functions, looking at the design task as lifting ...
by lousmith
March 20th, 2009, 4:49 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Wow, thanks for the feedback that was really helpful. I like the way this resume is put together. It seems to make more sense than what I've been seeing, which is just a listing of the "boring stuff" with no real detail of information about what makes that person unique. I'll think some more about it.
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

I made the changes you talked about, I highlighted the important keywords in the skills section, and shortened and condensed it where possible. I also removed the "human interest" stuff from my job descriptions, and just included the materials I created and the focus of the jobs, I will include the ...
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

This is very helpful feedback. I really appreciate it. Sometimes the descriptions are longer to explain in more detail, but I may be able to shorten that and leave it out. My current employer is rather important as it's the United Nations, but I may be able to drastically shorten the information abo...
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 7:50 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Thank you for having a look at it and leaving a comment. I appreciate your help.

Any criticism on how I could find a good middle ground between the list resume, and what I have now?
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 7:15 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Oh yeah, I wanted to say. I am not trying to get a review of my job history of skills. I am purely interested in feedback on the format. Any help?
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 7:14 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Resume: just a list?

I am a design student, with a good 4 years of experience. I am working on my resume, and after reading at Coroflot that resumes, because of their standard formats, and because of the similar experiences of all students, don't communicate a whole lot about what you are capable of, I have decided to r...
by lousmith
March 19th, 2009, 7:05 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Resume: just a list?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Resume: just a list?

I am a design student, with a good 4 years of experience. I am working on my resume, and after reading at Coroflot that resumes, because of their standard formats, and because of the similar experiences of all students, don't communicate a whole lot about what you are capable of, I have decided to r...
by lousmith
September 10th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Tie or no tie? What to wear on an intrerview?
Replies: 30
Views: 9476

I try to figure out what they wear in the office you are applying at and dress one step nicer than that. (but no tuxes or prom dresses of course)
by lousmith
July 11th, 2008, 11:13 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: What school to go to? Aren't we getting sick of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Hey, maybe I should start this database myself, I just wish I were a programmer!
by lousmith
July 11th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: stuck in a hard spot......
Replies: 16
Views: 3578

Mailmen earn good money :) Wish I could give better advice, but maybe you need to go bigger. I've found that many small firms want specific stuff, while bigger firms are sometimes more willing to take a chance on creativity and motivation. Or just look for small firms that want creativity and motiva...
by lousmith
June 29th, 2008, 4:16 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Documentation Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

No Problem. I can understand the apprehension. I am an american myself studying at KISD and I find that I mostly get international contacts. Some of these people are german wanting to go elsewhere, others are already from other countries and planning to move in. The whole school has a very good inte...
by lousmith
June 24th, 2008, 1:41 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Footwear as Industrial Design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3992

Well I obviously have never done footwear. But thanks for the answer I have really always wondered. Makes a lot of sense it kind of lies on the border between both I guess :)
by lousmith
June 23rd, 2008, 5:12 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Documentation Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

I think you would fit in design research, design concepts, design theory(although this is mostly based in publishing books), or even design economics. These are all disciplines that force you to think more than do. I would recommend the Köln International School of Design (www.kisd.de) in Cologne, ...
by lousmith
June 23rd, 2008, 5:03 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Footwear as Industrial Design?
Replies: 9
Views: 3992

Footwear as Industrial Design?

I was kind of wondering how footwear became industrial design... Isn't it fashion? I don't really have a problem with it, but this has always confounded me...