I’m off to start studying my BSc Product Design in a couple of weeks, and I’m really excited to get stuck in. I just wondered if anyone had any advice on tools/equipment to take with me? I already have basic drawing stuff, but wanted to invest in some decent kit whilst I’m still living at home and have a wee bit of dispoasable income.
Thanks for any input, you guys have helped me get this far with advice on schools and interviews, so I already owe you.
Other than an open mind, some basic model making stuff (hot glue gun, exacto knives, small miter box and saw, zap-a-gap crazy glue, grommet kit, fabric sheers) is always good. A good respirator is a wise investment… other than that… black rimmed glasses
Unless you are given studio space first year, something to keep all those supplies together and organized. I used a medium sized plastic fishing tacklebox to get my stuff from home to class. I still use it for some of my fine art supplies, actually.
Hey, well done for getting on to a course, where are you studying?
You might be lucky, my uni gave me a model making kit containing everything i needed to get going. Junior hacksaw, scalpels, maun safety ruler, steel rule, plastic weld, tweezers, etc. I would just suggest a few layout pads, you’ll need them, and yea as already said a few black fineliners, and a range of grey markers, (id suggest cool grey). A personal choice of mine was to bring a range of blue markers aswell.
But bring an open mind and get well stuck into it!