I have a BFA in ID from UIC in Chicago. Circumstances have led me professionally into residential furniture design and production at a couple of significant companies in Chicago. I’ve had no other professional design experience and I want this to change.
Between my deficient experience at UIC and lack of mainstream or typical professional design experience I’m not a good candidate to expend my professional options in other areas of ID/PD. I have great strengths with some skills and significant weaknesses in others. I need balance. I need more ideation/drawing/process related to general product design in my portfolio. I have had good success in furniture design but it is too limited/specialized professionally speaking.
At UIC I didn’t get adequate instruction in drawing for ideation, presentation, portfolio development and etc. which are clearly important. It’s ultimately up to me to make it happen but I need guidance and structure so I’m seriously considering going back to school for ID/PD. I need structure but I also want some creative freedom.
• Which is the best design school in America?
• Art Center or Pratt … Which is better? And why?
• Should I do undergraduate again, graduate level or niether?
• What school overall would best suit my needs?
Any advice, comments or guidance would be most appreciate.
Helpless and Confused in Chicago