Dear Mr. Pratt-Sucks-I am-Best-Designer-Ever,
I had so much fun reading all these commentsâ€¦
I graduated in 2003 and working since day one. Here is what I have to say as a respond to all those upset dreamers that are ready to blame anything and everything because they arenâ€™t working hard enough.
First of all, you have to get your fat ass off the cloud youâ€™re riding on!!! Then you have to look in the mirror and ask the following questions:
- What is ID today vs. ID 10 years ago?
- Why do I want to be in ID?
- Is it a sweet name of DESIGNER or maybe because I am looking to get rich?
- Am I ready to eat shit for the next 10 years before I get somewhere?
- How much time have I wasted on bullshit instead of trying to get good?
I mean, câ€™mon, stop fooling your self and get back to reality.
You think youâ€™re going to be respected and listened to once you have the diploma? Well, think againâ€¦ Phillippe Starck didnâ€™t go to school, but everyone knows him, why?
It doesnâ€™t matter what school youâ€™re going to invest your money into, the fact is, if you cannot survive the simplest school program, what makes you so sure that you will survive after graduation? It is the world of sharks out there, my friend, and there is no mercy. If youâ€™re thinking that youâ€™re the best, think again. May be it is not too late to spend $200 and get a license of real-estate broker
Industrial designer today is more than just an artist that knows how to make pretty sketch and brag about it later before his buddies. Here are some of the tasks that designers do on daily bases:
Please donâ€™t fool your self with idea that everything you need to become world famous designer is school. Itâ€™s just silly. You could graduate from the best school in the world and still suck at it. I agree that Pratt needs many changes, but its ID program is one of the best in the country. Look at the portfolios, the most diversified work I have seen out there comes from Pratt. Everything else looks absolutely identical. You couldnâ€™t tell the difference between the work form CCS and Academy of Art. Quiet frankly it gets to be boring. Thatâ€™s what makes Pratt to stand out form others. You donâ€™t need to go to art school to learn Photoshop or Alias, intact, you could take a course or two if you want elsewhere. What Pratt does, it helps you to get REAL YOU out of the box, make you to become you.
Statistically speaking, only 10% of all graduates form all ID programs throughout US are being able to get a real job. This is not a typo, it is a reality. The rest are ether have joined your club or freelancing.
When I was at Pratt, I have seen only few really dedicated kids. The rest were partying Friday through Sunday and then on Sunday night they would come back to studio trying to make a miracle for Monday presentation. Since joining Pratt, back in 1999 until the day of graduation, I havenâ€™t had a single weekend. I am not trying to be cute, but you have to work your ass off if you want to get somewhere in this world. You are lucky you can afford to go to Pratt, but you do not appreciate the opportunity like the rest of the primadonas.