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by Waxy
July 28th, 2010, 8:59 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

I feel like I've learned more about the design world in the past five weeks than I did in four years of classes at school. Nuts! This is why employers want at least 3-5 years of real experience. Unfortunately most colleges do not offer a class called "Dealing with Bullsh!t 101" just to confirm- the...
by Waxy
July 20th, 2010, 1:42 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

jesus MF christ.... I sent my boss an email requesting a chat and he said, sure, I'll have A schedule it for sometime this week. So I'm sure I'll be getting five minutes at 5:55 PM on Friday...
by Waxy
July 14th, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

Skinny, sounds like I'm in the opposite of your position (not being trusted/treated like crud bc I'm "new" vs you being "outdated"). I'm still not getting any real design work, but I've stopped smiling at A and I think he's starting to get it. There have definitely been a few times where he's paused...
by Waxy
July 12th, 2010, 10:51 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

Sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, that's how some people view freelancers, just barely a step above an intern so you do have to make sure your role and reason for being there is completely known to everyone that you have to interact with. And when it comes down to it, start talking...
by Waxy
July 11th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

Also, could you explain a little bit more what you mean about "objectives"- I definitely am lacking direction, because everything I do is dictated by A, and he only tells me what to do once one thing is finished. Objectives is a document that is written up that clearly defines what you and you boss...
by Waxy
July 11th, 2010, 9:35 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

So, wow, that sounds not good. There is such a thing as paying your dues, and I've done my fair share of mounting sketches on boards, scanning stacks of sketches, driving to FedEx, and even getting the boss coffee, BUT this has always been in an environment that was healthy working for a boss who w...
by Waxy
July 11th, 2010, 9:08 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situati

First off, this sounds like a terrible situation and you need to jump ship as soon as you can. You boss does not sound motivating, nor does he sound like anyone that should be managing associates. Also can I ask what kind of company this is? Do they have IDers? Do they understand how ID works? I am...
by Waxy
July 11th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Would really love some advice for my crappy work situation.

I'm going to try not to make this too long, because I could go on forever with how badly I'm being taken advantage of, but I'd REALLY like to hear anyone's thoughts/advice on my situation. Actually, I'd LOVE any advice, because I don't know how much longer I can sacrifice my own self-respect. I just...
by Waxy
May 4th, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Pratt MID ---vs--- SCAD MFA in Industrial Design
Replies: 17
Views: 9560

Re: Pratt MID ---vs--- SCAD MFA in Industrial Design

if you're in brooklyn, maybe you should check out the current pratt mid thesis show in dumbo at the powerhouse arena. it was featured on core's front page a few days ago, could give you a better idea of what to expect from pratt's program.
by Waxy
September 10th, 2009, 7:06 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1055711

Re: Sketch-Fu

thanks for the comments guys - viper- i hear you on the shadows-i guess i tend to overdo it sometimes so i wanted to try and scale it back a little bit this time.. maybe it was too much (too little) :) and dziner- yeah, the shape does seem a bit funky-hmm. the toe part i actually mean to be semi glo...
by Waxy
September 9th, 2009, 10:27 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1055711

Re: Sketch-Fu

nick- whoa, ridiculous. the mid MIGHT be a little too minimal but i think it's pretty close... the only other thing that stands out is maybe the outsole seems a bit too flat. looks amazing though.

here's some stuff i've been working on lately; brushing up on PS and sketching in general..
by Waxy
July 24th, 2008, 2:47 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Fishing for designs
Replies: 23
Views: 5243

This is a warning to all the designers who put sketches up on core77::: I've been hearing some stories of 'stuck' designer @ Converse (or any other brand) putting shoe renderings on this site "fishing for ideas". Designers who click on "Converse Basketball" see a few sketches from a designer who ma...
by Waxy
February 24th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Project Question (foam)
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

by Waxy
December 6th, 2007, 7:57 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: getting rid of entire white area after sketch is scanned in
Replies: 8
Views: 3151

If you are working in Photoshop, move your linework/sketch to the top layer and set the layer to Multiply ... this will instantly drop out all of the white space. Then put all of your shading and color layers below the linework/sketch. This way, you don't have to do any trimming or erasing of white...
by Waxy
December 6th, 2007, 7:43 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: When a decent product goes bad!
Replies: 5
Views: 981

yikes! black friday would have been a great day to replace it