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by FH13
January 22nd, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Engineering and other costs in a project
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Engineering and other costs in a project

Also, don't be afraid to get Engineering involved from the beginning; specially if the Engineering will affect the overall product geometry and/or function. There's also Electrical and Mechanical Engineering which are different disciplines so make sure you engage the correct firm. Ideally the firm c...
by FH13
January 16th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Thesis project survey
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Re: Thesis project survey

Confused about the summary and the survey. -"high quality sofa that is designed to last a lifetime and beyond." -"flexible lifestyle of young professionals in a way that does not compromise the lifespan of the couch." Your summary makes me believe that you are designing a sofa for 25+ working profes...
by FH13
January 9th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Tent Prototype
Replies: 7
Views: 4886

Re: Tent Prototype

Your process seems correct. Buy cheap fabric and make your own flat patterns and sew/glue/staple yourself. You'll probably do a few iterations learning from the previous one. Once you are happy, then find a professional seamstress/pattern maker that can take on the project with your direction and th...
by FH13
January 9th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: RESOURCES/ADVICE TO CREATE A TOOL FOR ID STUDENT
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: RESOURCES/ADVICE TO CREATE A TOOL FOR ID STUDENT

"I've found that ID students struggle with the ability to confidently justify their color selection/application strategy". I've found that too and they usually say "here are some color variations/ways" without any reasoning behind the color schemes. The problem might be teachers or schools not teach...
by FH13
December 17th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: ID in LA
Replies: 6
Views: 4427

Re: ID in LA

Where in LA is your girlfriends job? As you may know, RKS & Designworks are by Thousand Oaks (also Harbor Freight Tools) which is still pretty far from Downtown LA. The only way to get there is the 405 and then the 101 which I assume would be pretty bad during rush hour. Mattel, in El Segundo. Karte...
by FH13
December 14th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Rendering hands into product shots
Replies: 5
Views: 4764

Re: Rendering hands into product shots

It looks like a plastic hand. You can do 2 things: 1) Use stock photography. For example, we did a pregnancy tester so we looked up pregancy tester or diabetes lancet devices to find acceptable hands holding actual products that were the approximate size. 2) Take your own photos. Find somebody with ...
by FH13
December 13th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: ID in LA
Replies: 6
Views: 4427

Re: ID in LA

For Fashion there are: Vans (Irvine), Quicksilver (Huntington Beach), Fox (Irvine) Adidas. Also a few cosmetics companies. Haven't seen many director/manager roles. Arlo (in Irvine) had a director position a few weeks/months ago. No experience with recruiters. Only the ones that contact u through Li...
by FH13
December 10th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Good examples of ID portfolios
Replies: 7
Views: 3300

Re: Good examples of ID portfolios

Pick a consumer product and design next years model or the design a family of products with the same design language to be released 5 years from now. Small kitchen appliance, power tools, CE, etc. I often see "blue-sky" projects with tons of research, charts and graphs but not enough designing. The ...
by FH13
November 20th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Advice on designing a bed for a kid
Replies: 7
Views: 15070

Re: Advice on designing a bed for a kid

Slippyfish, you just brought back memories. My daughter once vomited in the middle of the night on her top bunk bed. She managed to vomit right on the siderail so there was vomit on her bed, on the bottom bed, on the floor and of course on the crevices between the handrail and the bed. Needless to s...
by FH13
November 15th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Kanye West Plagiarizes Industrial Designer's Work
Replies: 16
Views: 26197

Re: Kanye West Plagiarizes Industrial Designer's Work

I read an article regarding that set. The set designer had actually used that floating stage/box concept before Lorde & Kanye.
What really bugged me was Kanye calling the "new air force one" the i-plane designed by apple. Now those are some creative juices flowing.
by FH13
November 14th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Photo realistic render
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Re: Photo realistic render

Thanks Michael.
by FH13
November 14th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Advice on designing a bed for a kid
Replies: 7
Views: 15070

Re: Advice on designing a bed for a kid

Sounds like a true parent. I was going to mention the cross beam used as a monkey bar. My kids have bunkbeds and they like to hang on to the bottom rails of the upper bunk as well as from the straps stapled to the support slats of the upper bed. I also smack my head or back when trying to get out af...
by FH13
November 13th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Advice on designing a bed for a kid
Replies: 7
Views: 15070

Re: Advice on designing a bed for a kid

Just from having kids. If you think they won't do it...they will. This structure is pretty straight forward. Most cribs have a minimum space in between slats to prevent heads or limbs getting stuck. They also have straight evenly spaced slats (no tapers or narrowing slots) in order to prevent limbs ...
by FH13
November 13th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Photo realistic render
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Re: Photo realistic render

Take a look at these 2 links. Don't know exactly what you are looking for but let me know if you have any questions. https://www.hernandezid.com/thermador/ https://www.hernandezid.com/aircraft-visualization/ As a matter of fact most of the projects on my website are renderings. Some were part of the...
by FH13
November 12th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Daughter wants design&enginering, where are programs?
Replies: 11
Views: 11894

Re: Daughter wants design&enginering, where are programs?

Stanford D School. USC has a new Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology. Maybe she can get a Engineering Degree and work for a consultancy or a company with a product design department. What kind of products or for which brands/companies would she like to work for? Good luck...