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by cwatkinson
October 9th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: 10 years out...What does your portfolio look like?
Replies: 40
Views: 29236

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

Everyone; Lets try and keep all postings civil, lowering ourselves to a form of articulation that is demeaning and belittling has no value creation. several of these posts in different topic groups are starting to resemble what core was in the late 90's when it began, which at times was uncivil and ...
by cwatkinson
October 6th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?
Replies: 51
Views: 43626

Re: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?

[quote="LeggoMyEggo"]As much as I love reading this drama, isn't it about time we close this topic? I think all productive suggestions have been exhausted. I would say you are correct, perhaps variant you will find something that works for you and be happy perhaps not, perhaps you will learn that yo...
by cwatkinson
October 6th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: design events & competitions
Topic: Square One Sketching Conference in Chicago!
Replies: 9
Views: 7705

Re: Square One Sketching Conference in Chicago!

Ill be there as well. as its comfy Friday, ill be wearing my work with the built in name tag ;)

Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone.
by cwatkinson
October 3rd, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way
Replies: 13
Views: 4698

Re: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way

Same at our company, understanding that people have certain decision rights. i.e ability to approve spendature..... over 5g. i need to review, under 5 g if they feel there is value and they thought it out feel free. Now to many "why the heck?????" and they lose the decision rights. The same would go...
by cwatkinson
October 2nd, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way
Replies: 13
Views: 4698

Re: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way

yo wrote: Now if someone brought an idea that I thought was killer, I'd personally jump on it and work up a few visualizations and see where we could take it.

This is a tell tale sign for people when they come to me with things ;) if i immediately see the value.
by cwatkinson
October 2nd, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Post-rendering Photoshop techniques?
Replies: 13
Views: 8855

Re: Post-rendering Photoshop techniques?

it really depends on what your final use for the rendering will be. i was taught to look at images of real photo shoots to enhance my renderings, and to use photo shop to do the real time changes. one of the biggest tips i can offer is to do render passes (shadows, highlights, reflections, base) and...
by cwatkinson
October 2nd, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: furniture
Topic: Show your designs!
Replies: 133
Views: 113598

Re: Show your designs!

I just made my first render of an own concept after just started studying production design with focus on furniture design. It's built in Solidworks and rendered in Solidworks Visualize. Any feedback and comments on the design and render would be much appreciated. Thanks! 17-09-26-fatolj-core77.png...
by cwatkinson
October 2nd, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way
Replies: 13
Views: 4698

Re: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way

IN that specific situation i would take a "question approach" vs Telling them Start off with : it is great that you have brought this idea forward, and im interested in understanding more. Lets talk through your though process a little. Let them tell you why they think it is a good idea. Asks them s...
by cwatkinson
October 2nd, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 3278

Re: Hello

Welcome.

Please be sure to check out the forum guidelines, and we hope you get lots out of your interaction here.
by cwatkinson
September 27th, 2017, 9:12 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Old-School Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Old-School Tools

https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-Ship-Curve ... curves+set

with the image you would just need one for scale....... (perhaps made from purple heart :P )
by cwatkinson
September 27th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?
Replies: 51
Views: 43626

Re: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?

You should stop blaming the system and society You crazy. This is murka. We deserve to be snorting coke off of a hooker's ass. Anything less is gubmint treading on me, taking away my freedumb. My way or the damn highway, I deserve my to have everything handed to me. You Germans. Talking about perso...
by cwatkinson
September 26th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Old-School Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Old-School Tools

yo wrote:dang, wish I still had my sweeps! I do most of that super tight stuff in illustrator these days. Do kids still have to make sweeps?
I still have my 2d print out template that we used to make our own sweeps off of in college (too poor to buy the real one :twisted: )
by cwatkinson
September 26th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Form Sensitivity-How to make co-workers aware

Okay so im gonna ask a few questions and play devils advocate....... 1. what is the persons background 2. what is the person role 3. what is their work history 4. How have you tried to communicate to them 5. is it simply your opinion that they dont understand for, 6. what is your role in relationshi...
by cwatkinson
September 19th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 142
Views: 117003

Re: What is BMW doing?

we aint so progressive up hear in da north. or maybe we have better taste as to not want to own this things......
by cwatkinson
September 19th, 2017, 7:07 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?
Replies: 51
Views: 43626

Re: Got laid off... want to relocate, but where to?

So i have to disagree, I was given very much the same information as Yo had been given early in my career. I am now close to 50 and (still 4 years but close enough) and my job opportunities are more then they where over the last 15 years. And i have the ability to move into different areas, with my ...