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by jehan
September 12th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: Clients and bad logos
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: Clients and bad logos

The same client wants to leave tool marks all over the inside of the case. They are too cheap and dont want to blow money on at least a smooth surface. I said people will see that when they change batteries. They don't seem to care about quality so what's the point in hiring a designer just to pump...
by jehan
September 12th, 2010, 4:21 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Mousedriver Chronicles book review
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

Re: Mousedriver Chronicles book review

I'm doing something very similar to this right now, and I totally recognize the naivety and the learning process, the highs and the lows etc. My business idea is for a line of marijuana themed ashtrays- the special thing about it is that I am donating 1/3 of my profits to Yes on 19, the committee su...
by jehan
September 12th, 2010, 3:52 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to market my new lamp designs
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: How to market my new lamp designs

jehan: that's really cool. I'd love to see this in a thread under the projects section. What is the ashtray made out of? It looks like concrete... Yea, it's made out of hemp-reinforced concrete, I cast them myself. check out my web page http://www.legalization-now.com I've posted up some videos of ...
by jehan
September 12th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Is this the new business model for cheap concept work?
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Is this the new business model for cheap concept work?

well, it's the free market, if people want to participate then they can. If they can actually get good results from this kind of thing, more power to them.
by jehan
August 12th, 2010, 12:36 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to market my new lamp designs
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: How to market my new lamp designs

nah, i havent spent that long yet, but i'm not ruling it out. It's mostly just sorting out all the tiny details of the business and promotional side of things, and also the mass production system, having never done any of it before. it would be easy to turn out a few ashtrays with traditional mold m...
by jehan
August 12th, 2010, 9:56 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to market my new lamp designs
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: How to market my new lamp designs

A marijuana themed ashtray: www.legalization-now.com

but i'm making them myself, basically building my own factory by hand, plus they need to get out as soon as possible before the vote on Proposition 19 in November, so it's been a real journey
by jehan
August 12th, 2010, 12:44 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to market my new lamp designs
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: How to market my new lamp designs

the main thing you will need is an unbelievable amount of hard work and persistence. I am doing the same thing right now with a much simpler product and it is ridiculous how many little snags and barriers that you didn't even think of will bring everything to a halt. you need to go into this with th...
by jehan
May 29th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: University Competition for little prize and no IP rights
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: University Competition for little prize and no IP rights

why not? unless you have something better to do...
by jehan
April 25th, 2010, 12:04 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Social value of Design?
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

Re: Social value of Design?

In regards to the talk of business students being taught it's their job to increase the bottom line and put money in the stake-holders pockets, well that's capitalism in a nutshell. What we're seeing in the US is folks on Wall Street inventing new ways to make money to avoid regulation and make hug...
by jehan
April 25th, 2010, 11:29 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Apple's next iPhone
Replies: 90
Views: 8750

Re: Apple's next iPhone

I don't think the Tower is a good example of their aesthetic--it's an older niche product aimed at power-users. This is much more representative of where they're at now, and what you'll find at the front of the store: http://maddbananaz.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/apple-magic-mouse-1.jpg I think th...
by jehan
April 22nd, 2010, 2:12 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Failed as an Industrial Designer?
Replies: 78
Views: 22455

Re: Failed as an Industrial Designer?

ok yea i was a jerk with that last comment, and I'm sure that alot of people might buy that, but it just seems so complicated and overkill. if you had done this in 5-10 years when you might be able to make it for 20 instead of 200, it could be more viable. also, the commenters on endgadget love it, ...
by jehan
April 22nd, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Failed as an Industrial Designer?
Replies: 78
Views: 22455

Re: Failed as an Industrial Designer?

ok i am going to come off as a total jerk here but it needs to be said- have you heard about mirrors?
by jehan
April 10th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to think Conceptually
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: How to think Conceptually

also taking a look at your portfolio Indoor planter: what is the material? if this whole thing was injection molded plastic, it would be a hideous design. On the other hand with creatively chosen materials it could be a great design. What is it trying to accomplish? Is there a particular demographic...
by jehan
April 10th, 2010, 11:20 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How to think Conceptually
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: How to think Conceptually

I've briefly skimmed the replies, so I hope I'm repeating too much. I have found success by CONSTANTLY searching for what's out there and observing my surroundings. I am always looking through blogs, going shopping (this could be for women's handbags, mens jackets, furniture stores), attending muse...
by jehan
April 5th, 2010, 1:45 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Do you really like Designing or Design ?
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Do you really like Designing or Design ?

I like Design and Designing but dislike the business side of Design. I'd love to do an assignment that just says: We have a problem, please fix it Or even better: Could you look for a problem and then fix it? The problem is finding a way to make a profit off a new product. Your design will help fix...