Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:58 PM
My question is, what would be the best move for me to eventually make my way into the product design career area? Would any companies take me on as an apprentice in design with just a Material Science Degree? Is the anything I can do to make myself more likely to be taken on by a company etc.?
Thanks a lot for any advice
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:52 AM
I know it sounds like a lot of schooling, but it will be worthwhile in the end.
A lot of design studios specify that you need a degree in industrial design, however if you were to develop a strong portfolio of product designs which exhibit your ability to effectively design and create products, that would certainly help to increase your chances of getting into design.
Take a look a some of the portfolio's posted here or on coroflot.com under industrial design to get an idea of the necessary skillsets you would require in order to break into the design field.
Best of luck
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:45 PM
I am extremely keen to do an Industrial Design degree except for the £9000 fees. Does anyone know of companies sponsoring students through an industrial design course, and what's the best way to go about being selected for such a sponsorship?
Some of those portfolios look great, going to have to get practicing to get up to that level :s
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:59 AM
You don't have to have a day job to build a career on design, and I disagree that material science does not offer room for creativity. Robert Kiyosaki would have hated me for this, but you should finish your material science degree - you can build a career from that and there are no bars to limit your creativity about that. As for your design career, you can market your designs in the internet and start out your company and learn from there. You will most likely be starting from scratch but at least you will know your true capacity and no one will ever limit what you want to do.
At the end of the day, if you don't really like your course, start out a new. If you don't see any fulfillment, go quit and start with a course at design.
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