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Cheers guys for all the help. I'm reading all these comments and thinking its about time to grab this design course by the balls and squeeze if for everything it has. Lectures are just the start, its all about doing things for yourself, I feel a good designer is a person who doesn't need prompting to do work (if you call it that), they should just do it of their own accord e.g. learning software not covered at Uni.

 

Anyway I have just started changing the whole mini portfolio into more of a 5-6 page pdf. So here's the first go at the first page. Right sorta thing?

 

Cheers guys

 

Mark

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Guest Jay08

Way better!

 

Might be worth adding some text about what exactky the product is. Just a brief description...

 

The right hand box and the top box on the left need to be justified to the top.

 

The title looks good. Make the pic on the left larger and crop it in like you have done in the one on the top left. Loose the squiggles and photoshop brushes, They make the page look messy.

 

The middle box on the left has lost its aspect ratio, the rads have been stretched but other than that, looks a lot better.

 

Finally, im guessing you have done this photoshop. Try illustrator instead. Will make it look a lot cleaner!

 

What do the other pages look like?

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Guest markytuck

Cheers dude, i'll sort all that stuff out. i'll have to start learning illustrator tonight, seems like the standard because it uses vectors instead of pixels.

 

Maybe i'll bash out another one tonight

 

 

cheers lad

 

Mark

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Mark

 

I have to agree that page looks alot more professional. In my opinion (take it or leave it) bold colours can be quite risky as they so dependant on taste, but your example page shows you have some good photoshop skills.

 

Good luck getting a placement, signing up with a year in industry or the shell step programme could be an advantage.

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Guest Andrew Austin

Looks fresh and exciting. Big improvement, keep it up!

 

Make sure you dont draw attention away from the actual work though, something to think about for the rest of the pages.

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Looks fresh and exciting. Big improvement, keep it up!

 

Make sure you dont draw attention away from the actual work though, something to think about for the rest of the pages.

I agree. The rule of thumb is never to have a background more distinct or colourful than the foreground. If in doubt knock it back or fade it slightly to make sure the product stands out especially if the product is neutrally coloured.

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Guest markytuck

Cheers guys, right now time for a bit of plane modeling, done a few new renders then photoshoped into place. toned down the colour scheme, but i am thinking of making the other pages as bright as the first, but differnet colours, green and blue etc. i'll work on them this afternoon. by chance know of any illustrator training websites?

 

What you think?

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Cheers guys, right now time for a bit of plane modeling, done a few new renders then photoshoped into place. toned down the colour scheme, but i am thinking of making the other pages as bright as the first, but differnet colours, green and blue etc. i'll work on them this afternoon. by chance know of any illustrator training websites?

 

What you think?

Looks good but for me a grey background combined with a grey plane looks either a bit grey or makes the bottom left hand corner a bit too much. Try blue if you want a muted effect.

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Guest Jay08

The images dont fill the the squares.

 

Use masks an compund objects in illustrator to get a truly accurate crop.

 

Also, the content. All you ve done by modelling a plane is show that you know what one looks like. (though I think the in situ render is ok and with a bit of tweaking in pshop, could look better. I think copy modelling a plastic casing component down to the last detail would show better proficiency in Solidworks. Use the FEA tools within to analyse the geometry for injection moulding for instance.

 

In the render, if I remember correctly, there is 3Ds MAX or VIZ on the uni computers. Much better than photoworks which is a weaker rendering engine.

 

Maintain colour consistency throughout the folio. Thats a must!

 

Why is the middle box longer than the others and what is that in the top right?

 

Keep it simple and I think you cant go wrong. You obvioously have the skill...but remember what exactly you are trying to show....

 

How did you get on with illustrator. Using Pshop is not great for layouts!

 

The top image looks clean on the white though.

 

Describe the outset of the project. There must be a reason why this was modelled other than to get marks! lol

 

Keep it up and Im sure you ll have something that companies cant ignore... Maybe try nother 4 or 5 iterations before sending out.

 

Nice work

 

One thing I bear in mind when I have applied anywhere (and Im sure this applies to many consultancies) is that they love throwing CVs in the bin. I know for a fact that companies recieve between 50 and 100 cvs a week requesting a job.... half of those go in the bin from the word go without being opened because theres a crease, a dirt mark, an incorrect lineweight or a spelling mistake. If you envelope gets opened, you ve got to make sure that the paper is right in terms of weight, colour and texture, has the right borders, printing consistency. And then if your content is good, you may get a call back!!! This is a rigourous process so take your timeperfecting the folio. I really mean perfecting!

 

Good luck!

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Guest markytuck

I see what you mean now i come back to it. shaken it up with a bit of bluey green.

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Guest markytuck

Sorry jay i'm not ignoring your comments i just uploaded that while you posted your bit.

 

I got myself a new copy of illistrator this morning so i'll give that a play in a bit. I'm basicaly setting out a basic standard for each page at the moment, then going back to fine tune at the end to give them all a sense of coherency so i am not worriedtoo much about the colours at the moment.

 

As for the exporting it to 3dmax i'll have to read up on that, never been shown or tried that before but sure it cant be too hard to learn.

 

Jay your great for pointing out faults, and giving correction tips. I find it well easy to find faults and correct them in other peoples work, its just when i come down to my own work its slightly harder, as i'm sure many people find this problem.

 

Btw what are these FEA tools in solidworks? i'll have a little look up about them, good idea with the turning it into a model type idea. shows that I am able to design for manufacture.

 

Cheers

 

Mark

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Guest Jay08

Finite element analysis= FEA

 

Moldflow express for moulding simulations

 

and stress i think is Cosmos. Ansys is a more powerful calculator though!

 

I agree with the problem of finding faults! Its always useful to get someone else's opinion..by looking at something too much, it s likely to miss stuff out!

 

I d b interested to see how the other pages turn out...

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Guest markytuck

Hello guys

 

Just been playing around with illustrator for the last few days, such a god program to use i do have to say. so here are a couple of rough ideas to go with the first two. think i am going to re do them in illustrator to get the right curves etc.

 

cheers

 

Mark

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Guest Jay08

Too much! I think you should make it smpler. Fill the page with the image and not random shapes! Gpr for a black border with a info box similar to that of a technical DWG. Add a small graphic personal to you and hey presto! This will be much more proffesional.

 

Glad to see youre getting to grips with illustrator!

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I do agree wih the fact that alot of people are looking o study design because at the moment it seems design is a bit of a buzz word in the media its a problem that even organisations like seymour powell have noticed (recent article in design week saying how alot of graduates have the technical ability but no real design knowledge).

 

But if anything i think this is a way of making the designers with a real talent and passion satnd out, a bit of compitition can go a long way!

 

With bournemouth i think the main problem is people expect to much detail on too many subjects, not many people realise that with design its not just 3-4 years of learning and uni is only a stepping stone into what you actually want to specialise in.

 

Because pd is such a diverse course it does sometime feel like theres so much to take in you dont get the opportunity cover anything to the best of your ability.

 

Bryce also i there anything i can be working on now to give me a kick start into next year?

 

Jack.

We'll contact all the studetns shortly about next year and some new exciting things that will happen as well. Being a public forum, I'll leave it at that for the time being..............

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