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by TaylorWelden
July 26th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: design events & competitions
Topic: IDSA Awards vs Core77
Replies: 19
Views: 8472

Re: IDSA Awards vs Core77

I simply don't care about the IDSA awards, they've fallen off my radar completely. However, I do enjoy the humor of seeing their ridiculous/terrible winners. Always good for a laugh. So many years of horrific designs for winners, potential bribery, and poor execution as a competition overall... I ju...
by TaylorWelden
June 27th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Anyone with experience with RitaSue Siegel?
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Anyone with experience with RitaSue Siegel?

I will admit, I got my 2nd full-time Industrial Design job from a headhunting company... and it turned out amazing. Great pay, great benefits, great company, perfect fit regarding my skills and the company's needs. The company ended up going bankrupt after a while, which was a bit of a shocker, as p...
by TaylorWelden
June 22nd, 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: the NEW Coroflot >>>Submit Feedback Here.
Replies: 37
Views: 45469

Re: the NEW Coroflot >>>Submit Feedback Here.

Awesome, you guys are amazing. Keep at the incredible work.

Thanks Coroflot/Core77 teams,
by TaylorWelden
June 19th, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: the NEW Coroflot >>>Submit Feedback Here.
Replies: 37
Views: 45469

Re: RENAMED: NEW Coroflot Feedback.

I'm having one issue... As I type in my resume (actually the same one saved as before), it says I have 750+ characters remaining of 10,000. I click Save, and it tells me I've gone over the 10,000 character limit. I've copy/pasted the text into Word, done a character count, and I am in the low 9,250 ...
by TaylorWelden
June 10th, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: How to be persistent without being annoying?
Replies: 24
Views: 7747

Re: How to be persistent without being annoying?

1. My suggestion would be to attend trade shows, focused on the categories/fields you're interested in. I attend Outdoor Retailer, among others, for example. Talk with people there, in person. In person is always better than an email or phone call. You never know who you may meet with an open mind, ...
by TaylorWelden
May 20th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What's the meaning of Designed in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: What's the meaning of Designed in USA?

rkuchinsky wrote:So if an American is working in Germany for a Spanish company that makes products in china it is less American than a Chinese designer working in America making products in Germany? Wtf.

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by TaylorWelden
May 18th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Ergonomics!
Replies: 11
Views: 4930

Re: Ergonomics!

It would be even better if they were intro books on Anthropometrics and Ergonomics.
by TaylorWelden
May 11th, 2012, 4:05 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Feedback about Freelancing for Service Design Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: Feedback about Freelancing for Service Design Project

1. I didn't freelance while in school. 99% of my clients find me, which I am very fortunate and thankful for. 75% of them find me through my online portfolio, the other 25% through word of mouth recommendations or other strange circumstances. I never wanted to freelance necessarily, my main goal in ...
by TaylorWelden
March 21st, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: Design consulting for client company under bankruptcy?
Replies: 4
Views: 6793

Re: Design consulting for client company under bankruptcy?

Business is complicated. Maybe it is just a specific sector of their Canadian branch that went bankrupt? Hell, aren't a bunch of airlines bankrupt and still continue to fly daily? Weird stuff. Your hesitation is smart though, always bill in chunks (I use this word so I don't give away mine), and tak...
by TaylorWelden
March 2nd, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Help!! CMU or Upenn or IIT? Which would you CHOOSE?
Replies: 16
Views: 5091

Re: Help!! CMU or Upenn or IIT? Which would you CHOOSE?

Visit both schools when you can, and when you can afford it. Just account it into part of the education costs. In all reality, one international RT plane ticket would just be a drop in the bucket in the long run. Maybe $1,500 for the trip total, when tuition can cost anywhere from 20k-120k (plus liv...
by TaylorWelden
March 1st, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Help!! CMU or Upenn or IIT? Which would you CHOOSE?
Replies: 16
Views: 5091

Re: Help!! CMU or Upenn or IIT? Which would you CHOOSE?

Which one would you chose?

It is your future, your 4 years of life, your money.

Do your research, definitely visit them both. Best of luck with your decision!
by TaylorWelden
February 29th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Is being a car designer a "realistic" goal?
Replies: 11
Views: 5655

Re: Is being a car designer a "realistic" goal?

At one point in their lifetime, each president decided they wanted to run to be the president. It takes that type of drive, motivation, skill, and connections to. It is possible. You would be the only one holding yourself back. Take a read of Richard Branson's book "Screw it, Let's do it". Be prepar...
by TaylorWelden
February 27th, 2012, 11:36 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: what's your favorite object you own (for it's design)?
Replies: 99
Views: 28285

Re: what's your favorite object you own (for it's design)?

Since the X-Pac material is actually waterproof, I'd recommend using another waterproof material. Either more X-Pac fabric (might be tough to only order a foot or less), some bicycle inner tube heading to the trash/recycling (your local bike shop should have plenty of them), etc. Cut two patches, bo...
by TaylorWelden
February 25th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: American soft goods manufacturing?
Replies: 4
Views: 6951

Re: American soft goods manufacturing?

There are some phenomenal US-based softgoods factories that I know of and use. For the sake of their sanity, I won't post their names on a public forum. I receive forwarded emails from them a lot, from people who come to them with an idea, and they simply tell them to see an Industrial Designer firs...
by TaylorWelden
February 24th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: QR Code on Business Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 4451

Re: QR Code on Business Cards

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