In terms of final products, there are some nice projects.
In terms of process, theres nothing. No sketches, no research, nothing to show me how you got from the beginning to the final product. In most cases you’ll find that employers don’t care that much about their final product, they want to see you can think and solve a problem by trying a variety of different ideas and making smart decisions along the way to reach a good solution. I can’t stress the importantace of sketches either, if you can’t sketch, sit down for the next month and spend 8 hours a day practicing. At an interview you can talk till you’re blue in the face, but sometimes just handing over a sketchbook that shows “this is how I got from point A to point B” speaks far more effectively.
For your resume - you should list skill sets including software you’re fluent in, and skills thats you may be strong in that typical designers may not have.
I do have process sketches for my hardcopy portfolio in a book. I guess i need to post them on my website too. Thanks for the feedback
You don’t need to go into depth on your website for every project, but you want to show your BEST example for each of your skillsets. Show your best CAD model/rendering, your best sketches, your best model. Remember most people want to know you’re good before they’ll give you the interview, so you want to wet their interest with a sample of your strongest work in all areas – even if its short and sweet (for example sketch skills could be shown off with 1 or 2 great sketch, or one dense page of small thumbnails)
My initial impression is that there’s similarity between your Hammock Lounch Couch and Scott Wilson’s widely publicised “Purity” rocking lounges. This could be coincidental, but Scott’s designs are pretty iconic, so it jumped to mind right away. In an interview situation, this would cast doubt. Seeing the process that led up to this design may help.
I love the dish rack, but I think a better photo scene is a must! The old-fashioned dish-rag has got to go! Run to target and pick up some cheap but more appropriate props.
I get turned off immediately when I see flashy renderings of chairs/sofa/couches without any validation in terms of ergonomics. Anyone who knows how to use 3D software can create those sleek forms.
Just from looking at the design of the couch, I immediate raise questions on it comfort. I hope you are not putting up a rendering just because you think it looks cool.
Plus, you have 2 images that are practically mirror images of each other. What’s the point? You should show process sketches instead.
Agree with most of the comments. Don’t be discouraged though. Show a bit more process (I don’t think the couch is Too mush like Scott’s), some sketches, and a section of how it goes together/works would be good. Also some thoughts about materials and construction.
One point, I didn’t notice the Page 1, Page, Page 3 links on some of the projects till my second click through. those should be addressed, or make each page more of a snapshot.
The spiral chair is just not my cup of tea, it reminds me of the self skinning foam “J” chairs you see in some stores.
Showing that the dish rack doesn’t hold pans (or utensils for that matter) is a bit of an issue for me.
Overall, I would ditch things like speed form exercises which are pretty standard sophomore year projects and beef it up with some meat.
Thanks guys, I feel like I’m back in school agian (boot camp!) hehe. No, it’s a good thing, I really appreciate the comments, and will post my process pages.