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by tommyle
December 20th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Sharing your salary with coworkers
Replies: 26
Views: 16546

Re: Sharing your salary with coworkers

I agree with a lot of the points mentioned above. I would never say my reason for a raise is just because Johnny sitting next to me makes more than me. But to see from another POV, here are some counter arguments. Being in the dark about what coworkers make can reduce your understanding of what you'...
by tommyle
December 19th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Sharing your salary with coworkers
Replies: 26
Views: 16546

Sharing your salary with coworkers

I just watched "Adam Ruins Everything" (highly recommend btw) and he had an episode encouraging employees to be open about their salary with one another, in order to keep employers fair with compensation. Does anyone do this? Is this a crazy idea or does it actually have practical merit?
by tommyle
November 19th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Online portfolio requires password
Replies: 3
Views: 5111

Online portfolio requires password

Our studio is reviewing online portfolios to find an intermediate level designer. We found one candidate that sent us a link along with a password to get into their site. Should this raise a red flag? I ask because why would it be necessary to password protect their work? Is it common nowadays, or i...
by tommyle
July 16th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Defending your design opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 16936

Re: Defending your design opinions

Theres no hard and fast rule on this one, it will partially be that your feedback will earn more clout over time. It also helps thinking about the feedback you're providing and thinking: -Is it constructive? Can someone actively do something with my feedback? -Is it objective or subjective? IE "Thi...
by tommyle
July 16th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Defending your design opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 16936

Re: Defending your design opinions

To understand the context a little more, could you answer a few questions? Are you seeking feedback on your own work more than you are giving it and how are your receiving that feedback? What are the situations you are giving feedback, was it asked for? Was it in an open review? Sure Yo, I think th...
by tommyle
July 12th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Defending your design opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 16936

Defending your design opinions

As a young designer, in my first few months at a design studio, sometimes I give opinions or critiques on others designs that is sort of shrugged off and ignored. Sure, maybe they weren't good critiques but I wonder what is the line to defend my opinions vs just trusting some of the older designers?...
by tommyle
June 11th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Plastic "Floating" effect
Replies: 4
Views: 3733

Re: Plastic "Floating" effect

bepster wrote:Oh hello old friend :D
I designed that Leeo thing during my time at Ammunition.

Yes, Cyberdemon is correct, it's different parts and I would agree on the molding advice.
So to the question by the OP, I don't have much to add :wink:
Nice design Bepster! SKILLZZ
by tommyle
June 11th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Plastic "Floating" effect
Replies: 4
Views: 3733

Re: Plastic "Floating" effect

You can mold a recess, deep enough to "look" similar, but in that particular instance there is just an outer ring, an inner ring. This teardown shows how the flat cap just snaps in place. https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/uploads/articles/faceplate_removed.JPG If you wanted to mold it as a single pa...
by tommyle
June 11th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Plastic "Floating" effect
Replies: 4
Views: 3733

Plastic "Floating" effect

How do you guys recommend a plastic part be molded to achieve this floating effect like the Leeo night light attached?
(The part with the logo, it looks like a gap behind it on the front face)
If that is 2 parts, is there a way to get it as 1 part?
by tommyle
April 11th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Freelance verbal agreement
Replies: 4
Views: 4780

Freelance verbal agreement

So I have a verbal agreement with a client I freelanced with, stating roughly that his payment for my design services is I would receive 10% on each sale of a low volume product I helped design. I realize this is probably not the best way to do business, it was basically my first freelance gig & I w...
by tommyle
February 13th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: New Guy!
Replies: 4
Views: 5007

Re: New Guy!

Hi Everyone! I am a senior design student in Columbus, Ohio and I am hoping to get into footwear design. I didn't really get into footwear design until last year, so I have a lot o learn with a lot of growth to be come! Aaron Pizzuti connected me with this page and mentioned putting some of my work...
by tommyle
February 13th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: 3D printer for my home
Replies: 10
Views: 12512

Re: 3D printer for my home

Also, one small thing that can get overlooked is noise, especially if it's going in your home.
That's 1 thing I don't like about open bed printers, it can be a bit loud.
Atleast my Makergear M2 is, not sure how much a closed bed seals off noise comparatively?
by tommyle
February 12th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: T-Mobile free line for life.. worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 13191

T-Mobile free line for life.. worth it?

Switching to my sister's T-Mobile family plan, they tell me a promo right now: adding 1 more line after mine, that line gets FREE cellular and data as long as the rest of the lines are paid month... This deal is lucrative to me, almost too good to be true, FREE service for the life of the line?? Doe...
by tommyle
February 9th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: pay cut?
Replies: 21
Views: 17081

Re: pay cut?

Thanks for all the advice everyone. Yo I ended up taking the new job :) I start next week, and I finally feel excited about going to work. I'm confident I will be happy about this decision for the job, but also for the talented folks i will learn from
by tommyle
February 9th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Commuter Bicycle recommedations?
Replies: 17
Views: 6434

Re: Commuter Bicycle recommedations?

Thanks for all of the recommendations everyone!
I am ok with CL but we will keep all these notes in mind and visit a specialty bike shop as well.