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by choto
August 19th, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: How To Get That Edge Over Your Classroom Competitors
Replies: 49
Views: 42987

Re: How To Get That Edge Over Your Classroom Competitors

Some interesting commentary going on in here. Makes me think back to a design critique in college where I overheard one classmate ask another, "Are you trying to make us look bad?" The person who was asked this looked totally bewildered since you could tell he was only motivated by passion/interest ...
by choto
March 20th, 2016, 7:09 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Please help make educated decision: Pratt vs Cincinnati
Replies: 2
Views: 2649

Re: Please help make educated decision: Pratt vs Cincinnati

Hi Leewumonica, Welcome to the boards. Both schools are great and put out great grads. Generally speaking, I do think they put out a very different type of student. A good way for you and your son to gauge would be to go to http://www.behance.net and in the search criteria put "Industrial Design" in...
by choto
March 17th, 2016, 4:33 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Tear My Portfolio Apart, Please!
Replies: 15
Views: 5832

Re: Tear My Portfolio Apart, Please!

Hey Caitlyn, My gut feeling after the first pass was that you would make a very capable and curious intern/entry level designer. I do get the sense that you have energy for the initial phases of the design process, clarifying the problem, conducting primary research, etc. I don't get the sense that ...
by choto
March 9th, 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Is it realistic to skip the BA?
Replies: 25
Views: 7688

Re: Is it realistic to skip the BA?

There's a great podcast from Feng Zhu on self education for people trying to get into Concept Art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Al7QAS89s Not directly ID related but a lot of similarities. My 2 cents on the topic: I think there are a lot of ID programs that are graduating a lot of students that...
by choto
March 9th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Students of Product Design Youtube series
Replies: 31
Views: 37643

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Great stuff ProductTank, definitely some valuable advice for students and professionals. Congrats on almost creeping up on a millions views! Any plans to celebrate the landmark?
by choto
March 5th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Review - Looking for feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Re: Portfolio Review - Looking for feedback

Hi Lucas I think you have a nice range of projects and a lot of nice thought process behind them as well. I would condense the 3 separate Open Source CNC furniture projects into one. Unless there is some reason that they are different but from what I can tell feels like the same project. Depending o...
by choto
March 5th, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: HAMED SKETCHBOOK
Replies: 27
Views: 12189

Re: design drawing 1

Great start Hamed_Hamid, Definitely a strong start to drawing fundamentals. I think you are doing a great job with line weight variation and understanding value. The drawing of the simple truck could use some attention to line weight variation, especially under the wheels so that it feels more groun...
by choto
February 22nd, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Behance Prosite discontinued... moving to Adobe Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: Behance Prosite discontinued... moving to Adobe Portfoli

Hey R, I would just stick with Adobe Portfolio. Played with Portfolio a bit this weekend and I don't think it would take too long to reupload content. UI and experience is very intuitive and easy to use. Pricing is the same, still syncs with Behance. Starting from scratch would be a time waste unles...
by choto
October 13th, 2015, 6:21 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Our LooLedge Kickstarter campaign
Replies: 17
Views: 6587

Re: Our LooLedge Kickstarter campaign

Hey Sachin, I've never run a kickstarter but have a couple friends that have and they have had success with submitting their projects to design blogs/related industry blogs around the time of launch. Almost all blogs have an email where you can submit potential content for them to review. The key ob...
by choto
October 9th, 2015, 6:13 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Feedback Request
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

Re: Portfolio Feedback Request

Hey Sam, Welcome to the forum! Can you share some background on what stage you're at, ie. student/recent grad, looking for full time/internship, etc. Any preferences for the type of work you're trying to get into, corporate/consultancy, tech/lifestyle/softgoods etc. Any extra context is helpful for ...
by choto
September 30th, 2015, 4:46 am
Forum: projects
Topic: RAY
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

Re: RAY

Hey Ryan, From a process/presentation standpoint this is a really strong professionally presented project. The final in situ rendering is beautiful and captures the idea that this is something someone would be proud to display in their home. I like the branding and the cohesiveness between the final...
by choto
September 30th, 2015, 4:08 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Mr. Sneaker Head ( My Summer project)
Replies: 6
Views: 2820

Re: Mr. Sneaker Head ( My Summer project)

Definitely sounds like it was a worthwhile process to go through in terms of ironing out the technical challenges. Now the hard part: finding a subject matter that connects to consumers :D The core premise of the project has legs. There are tons of great examples of sneaker related art/collectibles ...
by choto
September 27th, 2015, 11:25 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Mr. Sneaker Head ( My Summer project)
Replies: 6
Views: 2820

Re: Mr. Sneaker Head ( My Summer project)

Hey Keno, Looks like an interesting challenge to work through all the Shapeways API stuff! I remember looking into it a year ago and it was pretty daunting, so congrats on executing a fully working site. So now that it's set up, is it completely hands-off on your side when someone places an order, i...
by choto
September 25th, 2015, 6:53 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Too Many Sketch Journeys
Replies: 30
Views: 5248

Re: Too Many Sketch Journeys

On a sidenote: I don't think Dan actually has a problem with people starting sketch journeys and trying to improve their abillities. I took it as a slightly provocative opener to fuel a more meta discussion about the importance of sketching. So no reason to get hung up on this... unless I misunders...
by choto
September 24th, 2015, 5:11 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Too Many Sketch Journeys
Replies: 30
Views: 5248

Re: Too Many Sketch Journeys

This whole thread feels like more of a forum "hijack" than any of the sketch threads I've ever seen. The best way to kill the culture of a forum is to chastise people for starting relevant topics... in their relevant topic areas. If you can't sketch to communicate find another way. What does this st...