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by TaylorWelden
February 3rd, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....
Replies: 16
Views: 2302

Re: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....

@shoenista- were you contacted by the OP?
by TaylorWelden
February 3rd, 2013, 2:21 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....
Replies: 16
Views: 2302

Re: Looking for a contest / crowdsourcing type site ....

Hire a better Industrial Designer / Design Firm.

Look at their portfolio and experience.

They will likely cost more, but this is the price you pay to bring a successful profitable product into the market.
by TaylorWelden
January 31st, 2013, 1:09 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: SCAD Graduate ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: SCAD Graduate ID

Hi All, I was recently accepted into SCAD's graduate ID program. I have been doing some research on the school, and have mostly found older posts on the topic. Are there any current or recent graduates of the program who can provide a more current review? Some specific questions: -How is the basic ...
by TaylorWelden
January 29th, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Anyone with both product and outerwear experience?
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Anyone with both product and outerwear experience?

I transitioned from a traditional Industrial Design background (BFA of ID, designing hard goods). I found the most difficult part of the transition, was learning how to not see objects as solid forms. Basically, Industrial Designers generally design bags/packs that look like they're injection molded...
by TaylorWelden
January 17th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Outsourcing Your Job
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Outsourcing Your Job

If he would have been a tiny bit more open about it, I would argue that they shouldn't fire him. If he had done a few more preliminary steps to make his process a little more transparent, I'd say he deserves a raise. He performed many duties that other developers couldn't; quality control, managemen...
by TaylorWelden
January 16th, 2013, 7:49 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: IDSA's new Prez
Replies: 33
Views: 22206

Re: IDSA's new Prez

Dear IDSA furniture designer, I’m writing to inform you of a design opportunity near IDSA headquarters. Universal Cabinet Designs is seeking a talented individual to design a prototype. The product will be used for consumer electronics and designed to fit a futuristic theme. We are looking for a de...
by TaylorWelden
January 16th, 2013, 3:17 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 679
Views: 260620

Re: Newly Released Work (all product types)

@Bbarn- I love the simplicity of that cork/glass light fixture. If you can incorporate that concept into a different form factor (say a desk lamp or floor lamp, etc), I'd purchase one in a second. I can see that concept lending really well to a product family. At the moment, I simply don't have a ne...
by TaylorWelden
January 16th, 2013, 3:13 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: IDSA's new Prez
Replies: 33
Views: 22206

Re: IDSA's new Prez

Personally, I'm a fan of this. IDSA has been needing an overhaul big time (as I've openly discussed here on these boards on many different occasions). From reading a bit about Mr. Martinage's background, he seems like just the guy to save the sinking rowboat and potentially re-create it into somethi...
by TaylorWelden
January 3rd, 2013, 1:24 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: 3D Mock-ups?
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: 3D Mock-ups?

First, you learn by experimenting with different materials, using different processes to manipulate those materials. Once you've experience each individual material's and process's limitations, you'll understand which combination will work best to create the 3D mockup that you're aiming for. It take...
by TaylorWelden
January 3rd, 2013, 1:13 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Explaining what you do for a living-Industrial designer
Replies: 35
Views: 12073

Re: Explaining what you do for a living-Industrial designer

Recently, when I'm asked about my profession, I've been responding with "Product Designer". Usually the person will just respond by slowly nodding and saying the word "ergonomics...." in the form of a statement/question hybrid, as it trails off into an awkward silence. Occasionally someone comes alo...
by TaylorWelden
December 23rd, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: furniture
Topic: Crowdfunding furniture
Replies: 13
Views: 19125

Re: Crowdfunding furniture

nxakt wrote:To build something as large and expensive as a rotomold tool, naturally sitting in and getting feedback from a 1:1 model is critical. Equally critical for me as a sight-unseen purchaser to know that you have done that groundwork.
Well put.
by TaylorWelden
December 21st, 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Is it ok to contact HR to see what they look for in a resume
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

Re: Is it ok to contact HR to see what they look for in a re

There really are no rules. That being said , if you're too pushy, count yourself out of the running for the position. It is a tough line to walk... being eager versus being annoying. You can usually get someone nice in the HR department, talk with them, have a conversation with them, and be friendly...
by TaylorWelden
December 14th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Industrial Design and Crime
Replies: 49
Views: 19644

Re: Industrial Design and Crime

I am a firm believer that design methodology can be applied to create solutions to complex problems, including those outside of producing a product. I certainly think it is a superior methodology to the scientific method as it isn't necessary to test one variable at a time that is the heart of the ...
by TaylorWelden
December 14th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: PhD in design/industrial design
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Re: PhD in design/industrial design

I thought about pursuing this option right after I graduated. It was in the 6 months that I couldn't land a full-time ID position with my shiny new BFA of ID degree, which I had ignorantly thought 100% guaranteed me any ID job that was out there, that all I needed to do was apply. Boy was I wrong. M...
by TaylorWelden
December 13th, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Retainer / Part Time ID
Replies: 27
Views: 4669

Re: Retainer / Part Time ID

This breakdown should be saved for future reference, as this topic regularly comes up. And because it is so well executed. Spot on.

Very well done, R.