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by Ross McCoy
November 15th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$
Replies: 18
Views: 15196

Re: Explaining Reasons for Staying So Long $$$

That's really great to hear those stories Yo. Thanks for sharing.
by Ross McCoy
May 24th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

Mike, They seem like a pretty interesting company. Thank you for pointing them out. They definitely have some intriguing projects under their belt.
by Ross McCoy
May 24th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

Thank you for these in-depth answers. From the sounds of it, projects and company organization are very similar to how the architecture world works. You'll have the various consultants and engineers you bring on board for a specific need since it's too costly to have them in-house 95% of the time. T...
by Ross McCoy
May 24th, 2017, 5:09 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

Pretty much all of my experience has been in smaller studio type settings. Basically firms of up to 45 people and usually on teams of 5 people or less. This is all within an architectural design firm settings also.
by Ross McCoy
May 23rd, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

I'll try to clarify where I'm coming from with this. You have architecture in the traditional sense of the word. Someone who designs a building, documents it, watches it get built, etc... you have to coordinate all of the systems involved with a building, etc... You can also do the architectural des...
by Ross McCoy
May 23rd, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

What you are describing sounds more like the still-vibrant field of retail environments. I've collaborated a little with Crack Exp. in Portland, but there are numerous others. Definitely touches on the disciplines you mentioned, and now that "retail is dead" there's a little less pressure on profit...
by Ross McCoy
May 23rd, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Re: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

All the big players like Frog, IDEO, Seymour Powell and Priestmangoode work across most/all these disciplines. I looked at them but never really saw traditional architectural work as part of their portfolios. I could have just been overlooking it though. Ran across this article which is semi-releva...
by Ross McCoy
May 23rd, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Multi-Discipline Design Consultants
Replies: 18
Views: 10054

Multi-Discipline Design Consultants

Just wondering if anyone here has experience working at a design consultancy that combines architecture/spaces, industrial design, branding, business strategy, etc... The longer I stay in my career the more I want to branch out into other areas of design. Firms such as http://raptstudio.com/ come to...
by Ross McCoy
March 9th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: furniture
Topic: Favorite chair?
Replies: 19
Views: 35409

Re: Favorite chair?

My favorite designer chair is probably the simple Eames fiberglass armchair rocker. pretty generic from a designer's standpoint. but the history of the piece and what it's done for furniture design is far reaching. http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/dam/hermanmiller/photo_galleries/Eames_Molded_Pla...
by Ross McCoy
February 17th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: I want a Internship!
Replies: 5
Views: 2662

Re: I want a Internship!

I've often wished that the regular working world allowed for sabbaticals. I think doing a few weeks/months of work or research in a different area would be hugely beneficial to the creative well being of an employee.

Sign me up for doing a short internship to learn some new skills.
by Ross McCoy
February 13th, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Chair recommendations for home studio?
Replies: 21
Views: 6769

Re: Chair recommendations for home studio?

I'll throw my 2 cents in to the bucket. I'd look for a used Steelcase Leap v2 chair with fabric instead of leather/vinyl. You should be able to pick up a good condition one from a used office furniture place for $250-$400 depending on condition and options. https://www.steelcase.com/products/office-...
by Ross McCoy
February 6th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: T-Splines replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 19519

T-Splines replacement?

I was looking to pick up a license of T-Splines for Rhino and come to find out Autodesk stopped selling licenses late last year and will no longer be developing the plugin for Rhino. Instead they are integrating it into Autodesk Fusion 360 and it'll only be available there from now on. I've never us...
by Ross McCoy
February 2nd, 2017, 5:29 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Pursuing a career in design at 36...
Replies: 28
Views: 7419

Re: Pursuing a career in design at 36...

Ross, sounds like you know what you want to do, the challenge is doing it. Please do not read any snark into that, I have total empathy for how hard it is. A friend of mine asked me last night why I don't start my own design consulting firm... I don't have a great answer. What I know id that everyo...
by Ross McCoy
February 2nd, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Pursuing a career in design at 36...
Replies: 28
Views: 7419

Re: Pursuing a career in design at 36...

I can relate to this topic more than I care to admit. I'll be turning 36 in a week and I have never been so unhappy in my current career path. I'm currently working as a project coordinator for an architecture firm where I manage the production of our project drawing sets, coordinate everything with...
by Ross McCoy
January 18th, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: furniture
Topic: Show your designs!
Replies: 133
Views: 113594

Re: Show your designs!

Here's some concept renderings I did for a massive bench design for an academic project I worked on. This would have been the center piece in the lobby of a LEED Silver certified building. Materials would be steam bent white oak. http://s3images.coroflot.com/user_files/individual_files/266928_iba9xs...