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by ralphzoontjens
March 19th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Suzuki Jimny
Replies: 23
Views: 11585

Re: Suzuki Jimny

This can almost go in the concept vs. production thread with all that added plastic compared to the first image...
Anyhow I wonder how they drive but the Suzuki's are becoming more popular these days.
by ralphzoontjens
March 19th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: BS vs BFA for Industrial Design
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: BS vs BFA for Industrial Design

If you aim at becoming a designer at a local agency, your practical skills and experience will matter more, at least in the beginning. If you want to work for a larger corporation that is more structured in conducting business and integrating multiple disciplines, an academic degree prepares you bet...
by ralphzoontjens
March 14th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Looking to make a career pivot
Replies: 7
Views: 6359

Re: Looking to make a career pivot

Hear hear. I do have a Master's with a specialization in interactive products but the companies in that field are all abroad - which is why many students moved out of the country to Finland, China, USA, UK.. I am now focusing on additive manufacturing which the industry is moving towards, Autodesk n...
by ralphzoontjens
March 1st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?
Replies: 12
Views: 4382

Re: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?

I have been managed both by senior designers and professional managers. The best is to make people feel they are doing something important, never playing down their effort even if it seems something tiny. A great manager gives everyone a say and is the one who guides decision making, while keeping e...
by ralphzoontjens
March 1st, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Running before walking.
Replies: 7
Views: 4964

Re: Running before walking.

Most important is to develop a vision on design of your own, while of course being aware of the field. With clear thinking you develop the arguments to create new products and bring them to market, furthering the company's strategy. I think the job would be a unique opportunity to learn the place of...
by ralphzoontjens
March 1st, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio - Can I get a real ID job with this?
Replies: 7
Views: 6870

Re: Portfolio - Can I get a real ID job with this?

Hi Jenny, This is an impressive portfolio, the amount of projects just to be expected applying for a Junior position. I like the graphical style of presenting the projects as a story, and you are graphically very strong. What I am missing are some solid underpinnings for your design decisions. For e...
by ralphzoontjens
February 27th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: What's the Process Used to Make the Grips on a GoPro?
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: What's the Process Used to Make the Grips on a GoPro?

It can be done with side cams, without driving up the cost enormously. Parting line flash can cryogenically almost become invisible. I saw this pattern on a flashlight once, with the density of lines mapped to a sinusoid - very nice feature!
by ralphzoontjens
February 22nd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: Best thing I ever ate
Replies: 34
Views: 31049

Re: Best thing I ever ate

I went on a bit of a culinary tour in Greece last summer. What stood out (beside the mountain town Kastraki where it is) is restaurant Πρωτάτο / Protato, especially the imam. This is an eggplant dish that also comes canned but I haven't tasted it anywhere as good as there. When visiting Greece also ...
by ralphzoontjens
February 19th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Weekly Sketching Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: Weekly Sketching Challenge

Hi, thank you for posting. Overall these are not bad. I like your use of gouache for the highlights, don't overdo it though. Also before starting a drawing, think about what the most communicative view is for the product. Probably not upside down! You almost have the perspective right on the control...
by ralphzoontjens
February 18th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: Best thing I ever ate
Replies: 34
Views: 31049

Re: Best thing I ever ate

I second the Wagyu, had it in Morioka Japan. The second best steak I had was in restaurant Wildkogel, Bramberg, made from fresh game. It's a 50-50 tie really. I also recommend Fesenjoon/Fesenjan, a Persian dish, it tastes a bit like a chicken satay but much more refined having the cold/warm taste ba...
by ralphzoontjens
February 18th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production car fails

Smart is also very good with the unrealistic teaser cars:
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Then on the road we got this:
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by ralphzoontjens
February 16th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Forgotten Concept Cars
Replies: 75
Views: 100382

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

In 1991 even Mercedes-Benz built a super sportscar with, as we know from the brand, the most technologically sweet features. For example active suspension and sensors detecting internal G-forces to predict road behavior, adjusting spoilers and airfoils to improve downforce accordingly. I love how th...
by ralphzoontjens
February 16th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production fails

In my mind it actually shows how inept they can sometimes be at the design process by producing a final product that is infinitely less inspiring than its sketch (in this case a physical sketch.) Exactly, the definition of a concept is something that can be conceived; it already needs to meet vario...
by ralphzoontjens
February 16th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Best portable pen tablet?
Replies: 6
Views: 6817

Re: Best portable pen tablet?

For an integrated, and budget, solution, I am now quite happy with the Lenovo Yoga 520. It works well with the right Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus. For a smaller device the Windows Surface Pro 6 is fantastic, it also came down in price from the last model.
by ralphzoontjens
February 15th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Karim Rashid Collection - Gorenje
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Karim Rashid Collection - Gorenje

Of his recent work, I like this one better. Recycled acrylic and polyester.
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