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by warrenginn
January 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Difference between Product Design and Industrial Design
Replies: 97
Views: 131495

Re: Difference between Product Design and Industrial Design

yo wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Personally, at this point, I just say designer and if people want to know more they will ask.
Same here.
by warrenginn
December 20th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Quitting job to work on Portfolio
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: Quitting job to work on Portfolio

Your story is not unusual. It's quite normal for a less-than-perfect fit in your first position (I am assuming is your first job). I understand your eagerness to get out of that position to allow you more freedom to search for your next job, but I suggest you consider sticking it out while you condu...
by warrenginn
February 9th, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

This one is from my friend and colleague Marco Perry, principal and founder of Pensa: These are interesting questions. Europeans tend to have a headshot, Americans don't because of unconscious bias. I am more traditionally American, but to be honest, all employers check their interesting applicant's...
by warrenginn
February 9th, 2016, 8:47 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

I've been having a few off-line discussions with some colleagues via email and I thought I would share a few of their thoughts: From a Director of Design of a major appliance manufacturer: "On head shots, my gut feel is not to have it in the portfolio. Bias way come into play here, but for a manager...
by warrenginn
February 9th, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

From my perspective, the audience is somewhat different. My perspective is somewhat different. In both cases, I need someone to develop ideas and communicate those ideas. I will say if I am hiring a professional, I am looking for a specific skill set. I am very precise with my brief as I know if yo...
by warrenginn
February 9th, 2016, 1:23 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

For example if the company designs surfing equipment or bicycles and they practice that specific sport, placing a few photos of them doing the sport might help. That's a great exception and I have encouraged students who express an interest in a specific market to include shots like that. But I agr...
by warrenginn
February 9th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

. And those two competing objectives (get hired vs find clients) are two very different things. How so? From my perspective, the audience is somewhat different. This is particularly true when the designer is younger with less experience as would be the case for students looking for internships or r...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

Unfortunately, this will make interviewers look more at your attractiveness or lack thereof instead of the skills being displayed. I personally think and have been told that it detracts from your portfolio. Better to leave them a surprise when they meet the face behind the skills. :wink: This has b...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

I guess my comment was regarding some students that spend too much time designing a website, designing a personal logo, business cards,etc. when I would rather they spend their time improving their work. Yes, I 100% agree regarding spending way too much time designing logos and other graphic elemen...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

I've seen job postings that required submitting a head shot in order to be considered, I think that's a bit over the top. Yeah, I'm not sure I dig that either. If you HAD to submit an image, particularly as an entry-level designer, I'd make sure that image showed the designer up to their elbows in ...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 5:18 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

Again, I think it comes down to the purpose of a portfolio to get that interview. If the website achieves that same objective, that's great. What other objective does the website have? Just my .02, but that is the only objective. Whether they do it with html or an online pdf file, the objective is ...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

" then they risk not getting the interview because the visitor missed something." If they don't get the interview its because their skills are not there. If they miss to include the best and exceptional work then they also don't deserve an interview. I recently met with a recent grad who asked to s...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

The point being with today's technology there is no need. Show me what you got, you get one chance because it is a waste of my time to see it again. This make it harder for the student; too little, I may not see something that grabs me, or, too much and you will bore me to death. Either way, you ar...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

"Back in my day" we used to create 2 portfolios. 1) Teaser portfolio that you could mail or quickly show somebody. 3-5 projects that showcased your skills like sketching, CAD, rendering, model making, etc. This is usually what employers look for initially. If their skills are there then they'll get...
by warrenginn
February 8th, 2016, 2:37 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Fellow Professionals: head shots and money shots?

Yes, I tend to agree regarding an online portfolio, but I want to make sure my students understand the difference between those two forms of communications and that they not use their online portfolio take the place of their job submission portfolio. Why? The portfolio gets them the interview. It s...