My name is Trevor, one of my many, but new aliasâ€™s is ideallyst. Iâ€™m 18 and a freshman in college, Iâ€™m from san Diego California/Las Vegas but I now live in Fort Wayne Indiana, and I attend IPFW(Indiana-Purdue university fort Wayne) majoring in Computer Engineering. I chose this because in December of 2007 I got into computer hardware like mad. However, recently, over the past 4 months-ish, ive realized that CE, isnâ€™t for me, and I donâ€™t think ME really is either. Iâ€™m big into thinking of designs, I spent everyday my senior year in English just drawing a picture of some design idea I had, from the layout of my room I wanted, to a new phone. I love it, but I didnâ€™t know what I could do with that. I never thought of design in high school mainly because of lack of knowledge.
I love economics, and that means I also like marketing. Ive been thinking marketing would be a good choice because:
1). Its offered pretty much at every school
2). I can take it anywhere
3). It runs closely with product design/conceptualization
4). Strong economic backbone
And as of June of this year, I fell in love with Steve Jobs, and more importantly, Apple.
So my major dream is to one day work at apple. I then recently saw there was a board member deemed â€œSVP of industrial Designâ€
Wikipedia was never used so muchâ€¦
For hours I researched industrial design.
I fell in love with it, I think.
I love marketing, I donâ€™t really like math (hence the engineering questionability). At least not trig. I love to draw; I can enjoy CAD, pending on what Iâ€™m doing in it. And recently like I said, I love industrial design, I think its â€˜itâ€™, based on the fact itâ€™s a major part at apple, and evidently, from what I can tell, a big part anywhere. And I donâ€™t know how close marketing and design run in close.
I understand my point(s) of this post is needed quickly, so ill get to it.
-No where in Indiana does a school offer Industrial Design. I also see itâ€™s a BFA, not a BS, which kind of worryâ€™s me.
-I see University of Illinois at Chicago offers it, anyone go/went here? Or heard of it? What about those art institutes? Are those good? Any accreditation I need to look for? And I saw this â€˜academy of art universityâ€ in San Francisco, what about this school? Is it good?
-What exactly does an Industrial designer do? I want to think of a product, or see what something needs, then design it, Iâ€™m also interested in minoring in marketing to help with understanding market needs and what not.
- What kind of math is needed for ID? Basic Calc? and what about chemistry? I know an ID would need to be a materials expert, so would chemistry fall in line with that?
- Does ID have a good outlook?
- Average pay?
I think thatâ€™s all I have for now, I appreciate those who took the time to read this, I really could use the help, the reason for so much background info is just to help you better understand who I am, I guess.
I look forward to having for fun on this forum.
Thanks for all the help,