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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:26 PM
Would appreciate comments and feedback on my mini folio, im a second year student and applying for placements this coming summer!
Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:12 AM
Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:51 PM
I like your site, very easy to navigate, good sketches too.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:27 PM
My advice is that if you are doing BA show loads more human-factors related stuff. This doesn't neccessarily mean sammie work or ergonomics or even styling! But things like user research, any ethnography studied, semantics for users/ or products (like you did).
You can still use your mechanical products done in the first year in a clever way if you are a BA student. Concentrate on showing how, from your research, you had to create this product to meet user needs and to create the product you had to design this mechanism etc...As a BA student myself that is what I do and that is what I have been told I should do from people in industry who look to employ BA graduates.
If you are a BSc student, obviously you want to emphasis your more technical skills, but don't miss things relating to research or styling as they are important but don't have to be emphasised as much if you are a BA.
Process is super important, I know as a mini portfolio you cant show the complete process but I think each page needs a bit more organisation for what it shows. Remember, you want to entice the reader into wanting to get you in for an interview and to show them the rest of your work but not overdoo it with loads of work in your mini portfolio otherwise you will have less cool things to show in an interivew.
So, maybe do a nice couple nice and big beauty shots with some initial research + sketches addressing research.
I think maybe the majority of your work just needs reorganising, as I said the main body is there.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:44 PM
Ive probably been a bit foolish by putting most of my best stuff in there as well, ive got a couple of interviews coming up and wont have much more to show them :worried:
Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:39 AM
Where are the interviews you have coming up?
Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:29 AM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:43 PM
Ive got an interview next week in Loughborough itself, rather convinient! Will take on board your advice lufbrasketch and see how it goes, I will ask them what they thought of my portfolio and report back no doubt...
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:34 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:26 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:51 PM
The old BA Vs BSc debate....love it!
Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:04 PM
but looking at the actual work, theres a lot of styling in there and i am impressed, good luck with the job hunt.
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