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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:59 PM
I am desperately wanting to know 2 things (Please be honest):
- How do I compare to other 15 year old (Grade 10) high school students?
- I am currently teaching myself about design, do you think I need a real teacher?
Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:36 PM
That is one of the best "gadget" designs I've seen on this page.
You seem to have used a great deal of time figureing out what the promlem is and solved it as simple as possible(a qoute from Albert Einstein fits right in here: "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.").
Compared to other 15 year old design spruts out there... lets just say that their not even in the water anymore,
I would even say that you've beaten most of the people on this site.
Sadly there are things you just can't find out about yourself, so a teacher usually doesnt hurt.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:16 AM
While no one particularly area blows me away, there is a consistent level of quality throughout the entire project. You clearly identify the problem, your sketches are great for someone your age, the renderings are great for someone of any age, and the graphic layout of the pages is clean, well laid out, and easy to read.
If you're this good now, I can only imagine how good you'd be after 4 years of design school. You're already ahead of the game, but you need the degree to really go anywhere in the design world. Design school will also help you learn about lots of other related issues like human factors, design research, and manufacturing.
Welcome to the site, and keep working at it. If you're lucky enough to be that good at your age any design school would be crazy not to accept you.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:02 AM
Also, I'd like to show you a Canada Day poster that I did for a contest. These are 2 contests that I am still waiting results for. I ran out of time so the poster is not as "finished" looking as I would have liked...
Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:49 AM
Nice graphic. You should finish it the way you planned so you can stick it into a portfolio.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:39 AM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:11 PM
its very nice..
Have you own folio?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:26 PM
its very nice..
Have you own folio?
No I don't. Do you think I should start working on one? I actualy have no idea how to make one... so I will probabily be going to Korea to make one next year. When is the norm of making one?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:59 PM
You can always put the stuff you've done up on Coroflot.com, thats the easiest place to keep it all in a central location. Most people don't really have a portfolio till their 2nd/3rd years of college when they have to start applying for internships.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:32 AM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:02 AM
More technical ID programs usually don't require that.
Either way, an entry portfolio to school is usually to show you have those core skills (which you clearly do and then some). A portfolio to get a job has more of a focus on things like your ability to generate ideas and present them clearly vs. the ability to draw nice pictures.
Either way if you're only in 10th grade college is still a long ways away. Don't sweat it, just have fun and keep working on projects and the portfolio will build itself.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:34 AM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:43 PM
Depends on the school, in the UK, quite a few places wanted a port folio, but more once you got to the interview stage so you can show it in person.
Oh really? I thought you needed a portfolio for admission to a college.
And then internships were done in the second year, so you'd be putting one together through out the first year.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:30 PM
So, in conclusion, you need a portfolio to go into colleges like OCAD and Art Center but if you are going into something more based on engineering, you don't. Right?
Also, don't students going into design/art have to get ready a year early or something (If you are going in as a high-school graduate)? I remember hearing something like that.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:36 AM
I don't think you need to do anything a year early, you might be thinking of early admission/early decision, which is what some students do to try and secure their place at their top choice school. Basically that says "I'm applying extra early cause I want to go here, and if I get accepted I'm definately going". Ensures them that if they offer you a spot, they get your money. That also varies between schools though. If you have certain schools you're interested in then check out their websites, they'll have the whole admissions process. I don't think you have to start worrying until the end of 11th grade though.
I didn't get into the ID program I applied to that required a portfolio...of course that might have been due to the fact that my teacher didn't know how to work her camera, so all of the slides we had to send (before the glory days of the PDF file) were out of focus, or in focus but taken with a $10 disposable camera. I suppose in hind sight maybe that worked out for the best though. Syracuse was too cold for my tastes anyways.
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