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by frdiby
January 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 28
Views: 24371

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

The Weber Kettle Grill, invented in 1952, has stayed true to the original mass produced shape pretty well. They still sell a series devoted to this architecture. It's interesting to note that it was inspired by buoys. He actually made the first out of one. That just shows the value of re-purposing.
by frdiby
November 8th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Winter Intern Recruit Strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 4889

Winter Intern Recruit Strategy

My team is trying to hire student industrial design interns for the Winter semester, and we are having a hard time finding students who are able to take the semester off for an internship. I'm just wondering what strategies your design offices have to recruit design interns, especially when you are ...
by frdiby
August 8th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: I need help and guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 10798

Re: I need help and guidance

The best way to design your own product is to get a degree in Industrial Design - the way, the truth, and the life of a true product designer! :) Don't forget internships, you need experience before hitting the market full time!
by frdiby
June 6th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Junior / Senior level Not enough experience
Replies: 18
Views: 9480

Re: Junior / Senior level Not enough experience

I just forgot one more that could really help in this situation - build relationships with people you would like to work with After all the typical "work on your portfolio" answers, this one will make up the rest of what you are lacking - and all of us are lacking in some way. At my current workplac...
by frdiby
June 5th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Junior / Senior level Not enough experience
Replies: 18
Views: 9480

Re: Junior / Senior level Not enough experience

How to overcome experience? - focus on your passion and show it in your portfolio - don't give up - pitch yourself with confidence in interviews and really prove to them why they need you I was in this same boat, and after over 7 years of experience in an industry I had little interest in, I was abl...
by frdiby
June 5th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Culture at your company
Replies: 31
Views: 23483

Re: Culture at your company

I love the ideas so far. Here are a couple things I like about my workplace: - there's always a few people cooking on griddles in the back during lunch. Sometimes our boss just brings in a ton of food and cooks for everybody just for fun. It's become a great place for a break, and good place to chat...
by frdiby
April 2nd, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU BE SHOT DOWN?
Replies: 20
Views: 13552

Re: HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU BE SHOT DOWN?

70X7 Screw the dream job, they don't know what you are worth. Only you know that, and you can keep designing awesome products no matter where you are in the world. Keep designing, we need good design in the world and we need people who are not afraid to be creative. Do your best to communicate your ...
by frdiby
February 9th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Lost and in need of help
Replies: 13
Views: 15337

Re: Lost and in need of help

I told you I would follow up on this thread, and so here I am, after a year's worth of applying to jobs, having all expenses paid flights out to a number of design studios around the country for interviews, having almost all but given up on my job search, I just submitted my signed offer to my new e...
by frdiby
February 9th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$
Replies: 18
Views: 15184

Re: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$

Yep, after working at the same job for 7 years, I've just signed a new job offer and submitted my resignation letter - with lots of thanks to my current employer! I'm really looking forward to my new job and they definitely did not care that I had been working so long in a single niche!
by frdiby
December 30th, 2017, 8:39 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 4956

Re: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations

Super, thanks yo!
by frdiby
December 30th, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 4956

Re: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations

yo wrote: ...
initial concept archetype exploration with down select session: 2-3 weeks
...
design oversight of NPD: until MP1 (typically 12 months)
What do these two steps of the process involve? Also, I'm not familiar with MP1/MPI whichever it is.
by frdiby
December 29th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$
Replies: 18
Views: 15184

Re: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$

What Yo wrote is the best thing I've read all year. I've experienced a lot of failures this year in the job search field, and just received my last rejection notice yesterday. It's not over until I give up, and I'm not giving up. Looking forward to new opportunities in 2018.
by frdiby
October 11th, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: ID in Tokyo
Replies: 7
Views: 7896

Re: ID in Tokyo

Just curious...what was the name of the town?
by frdiby
September 26th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware
Replies: 11
Views: 4676

Re: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware

...also, when you say "form sensitivity" are you talking about the emotional reaction to form composition? If so, creating mood boards and discussing how the designs on those boards express a certain mood could also be a helpful exercise in your team. It sounds like a quick review of 1st year 3D com...
by frdiby
September 26th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware
Replies: 11
Views: 4676

Re: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware

I just visited a studio that had developed a system to facilitate form finding discussions. Their system broke down form discussions into reads - 1st read, 2nd read, and so on. The 1st read was silhouette. The last had to do with the tactile nature of the surface. Everything else was in-between. May...