Morning, just wanted to let you know that I left your seminar this week with several key take-aways. At first I was somewhat unsure of enrolling in the seminar given that I had just finished Pash's quarter-long "Graphic Design Career Launch Pad" course. However your seminar proved a valuable complement to Pash's class.
Tell a story. Your discussion reminded me of our studio tour to Yo Santosa's offices. One of her senior designers there also encouraged us to tell a story with our portfolio. Your discussion took it a step further and challenged me to demonstrate in my portfolio my problem-solving design process. I'm not exactly sure how to accomplish that but at least now I'm thinking about it.
What can you add to the conversation. Although I had already been thinking about this in a very vague, undefined way your simple articulation helped make it more concrete for me. A great question to keep in mind as I prepare for interviews.
Show your work. Thinking of my work as "artifacts" helped to release some of my anxiety about showing others my work (as it stands in one moment in time).
Again thanks for offering the seminar. I hope to keep the above concepts in mind as I finish up my last few classes and start in earnest to develop my portfolio. With that said I'll be calling your office sometime this quarter to set up an appointment for feedback on my potential portfolio pieces.
BTW John Beach informed our Packaging class yesterday that he would like the entire class to attend the IDEO presentation as part of our regularly scheduled class time.
Have a good weekend,
Want to sign up for the one-day Wanna Be a Designer? workshop this summer with Program Director Scott Hutchinson? You can, here. Remember, it's free for students enrolled in any of the three DCA certificates.
To learn about our upcoming IDEO talk with Fred Dust, see our Facebook page. Please be sure to RSVP.