I originally posted this in the portfolio section, but figured that since i want to be a footwear designer this would also be an appropriate place to post.
I am a designer looking to break into the footwear industry. My experience includes a BFA in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and 2 internships with New Balance. I would appreciate any criticisms or critiques of my work, so that i can get to the next level.
The new layouts really take it up a notch.The Beckham stuff looks great… more! The photos on that 830 walking shoe kill. I would take some more dramatic angles with much more contrast in the lighting (reference sole collector or Dime photo shoots) and photoshop some better colors.
i am in the same boat as you, trying to get to that next level. i do not have much in the way of criticism, other than some of the work is missing a lil’ touch of flair; visual punch. also think about what type of footwear you would most like to do, and have that reflected in your work; i know showing an ability/ flexibility to do a wide range of product but you may also want to show a particular interest in a specific area?
something that kind of just hit me recently, is at this level, everyone is capable of drawing a nice looking shoe with a nice idea behind it; so it has to engage people more than just visually, so i think getting to that next level is more about infusing certain details & thoughtfulness into your work…easier said than done, but it that is what makes it fun!