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by Sketchgrad
November 15th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Kanye West Plagiarizes Industrial Designer's Work
Replies: 16
Views: 26688

Re: Kanye West Plagiarizes Industrial Designer's Work

He was also in the news this week accused by Lorde herself of copying the floating perspex box set design she has been using for her performances the last few years....
by Sketchgrad
November 15th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 28
Views: 24389

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

I think the Tupperware Wonderlier set has been going since 1954.

I can't remember the exact products but there is quite a few items in their catalogue that still use original tooling from the 50s-60s
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by Sketchgrad
March 20th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Design Team Creative Sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 5979

Re: Design Team Creative Sessions

Never where I have worked but I have been jealous of friends when they have told me that people can present their pet projects or something they are working on in their free time. A bit like a show and tell. Designer A may collect vintage whatevers. Designer B may be learning how to knit and this is...
by Sketchgrad
March 19th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: "Things are going digital"
Replies: 38
Views: 39064

Re: "Things are going digital"

I would agree that physical objects will have a lesser importance as time goes on. It is really a just an algorithm. How much time one has in a day and how they choose to use that time. If a greater percent of time (and there is no denying it is) is being devoted to InstaSnapYouFaceChatBookGramGoog...
by Sketchgrad
March 19th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Designer To Entrepreneur
Replies: 8
Views: 10828

Re: Designer To Entrepreneur

I've been involved with two designers that have become entrepreneurs and eventually released products that have formed a business. Both of them came from personal projects they did in their evenings and weekends, identified a problem and then designed a product from them. Then they realised people w...
by Sketchgrad
March 19th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Company
Replies: 11
Views: 16751

Re: Past Projects (in Consultancy) shown in New Personal Com

A couple of years ago I freelanced at a very small consultancy where one of the founders had been a design manager at some very large global consumer electronics brands (0ne of bepsters colleagues used to work with him actually :wink: ). On their website, he showcased some of these projects but in t...
by Sketchgrad
November 12th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Re: Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project

Have you contacted any of the companies to ask about how they approach royalties, IP and pay structure? If the idea is fully mapped out and ready to go, and they like it, do you plan on licensing them the rights (you own the IP) to manufacture and sell your product for the royalty payment for x tim...
by Sketchgrad
November 10th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project

I've been working on a personal project in my spare time after work. It's purely aesthetical and the more I look at where I'm at, the more I think it could fit well with some of the brands I admire. I've been thinking rather than just post it online and hopefully, it becomes clickbait for a while on...
by Sketchgrad
September 25th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263707

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Nicely done, David! Congrats. Always cool to see your own products released into the wild. The texture on the dark parts looks really rough and shiny. Was that intended? I am curious what material that might be? Thanks Bengt! Definitely not, I'm praying it is just a bit of weird photography and com...
by Sketchgrad
September 25th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263707

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Couple of things I did whilst in -house at Tupperware just hit the market a few weeks ago. Only found a couple of pics online whilst I wait for the better quality ones/the real items. First one the brief was for a creamer to go with an existing coffee pot but seems they want to market it as all purp...
by Sketchgrad
July 21st, 2017, 5:32 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: 10 years out...What does your portfolio look like?
Replies: 40
Views: 29224

Re: 10 years out...What does your portfolio look like?

Hitting the 20 year mark very soon as well. My advice, just show your work. I'm always skeptical of too much production (the perfect presentation for every project just screams of post work, some of which is fine, but too much canned process feels stiff) and as Richard said, skeptical of just beaut...
by Sketchgrad
July 21st, 2017, 5:21 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Website Review
Replies: 6
Views: 6025

Re: Portfolio Website Review

The thing is, the competition is just very strong and in design but that's not the industry's fault. To bounce off this and even though Keno was quite blunt, his "average" comment does ring true. I've found as I've progressed and gotten better that actually competition is relatively low. An example...
by Sketchgrad
July 20th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: "redoing" a school project for your portfolio
Replies: 12
Views: 4655

Re: "redoing" a school project for your portfolio

I think it can often depend and can be a double edged sword but perhaps the key would be showing progression in your skillset in later projects. If a project worked well and you can talk through your decision making then to redo some sketches I think is a bit of a lie because that isn't really how y...
by Sketchgrad
April 16th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Review
Replies: 21
Views: 17477

Re: Portfolio Review

Thanks! I actually had forgotten this was still up here until it popped into the top whatever threads. The one posted originally was from backend of 2014 and into 2015. I did redo my portfolio to reflect a more mature style which can be viewed on Behance here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/4894037...
by Sketchgrad
March 2nd, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?
Replies: 39
Views: 15337

Re: Current Styling Trends, What do you think?

I've noticed speckling/marbling be a finish trend over the last year or so:
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