This post was written 14 May 2011 at 1:25PM, but not posted until a later time, as I didn’t wan’t this post included in what was to be graded.
On the cusp of graduating, myself and my classmates had to submit 10 pieces to a Portfolio show that was open to the public. It was a great deal of stress, but decidedly something that was worth doing, if only for exposure as designers and developing a relationship with potential employeers.
In addition to my print projects (Tsavo skateboard design,Tsavo t-shirt design, Tsavo Blooklet, and resume/business card I submitted a number of web projects (this Blog website, the Kitsufox Productions website, and the Order of the Eternal Flame Website) and a pair of flash projects (Origami Crane how-to and Top Secret Madd Lib). My table felt bare compared to the rest of the class, but I’m the only designer in it who is dominatly a digital designer.
This dominance ended up getting me potential work, however. I spoke to a man named Paul who runs a company called PJs Woods that makes custom and specialty handmade wooden dishware and cutlery. He’s considering a website rebuild. So far I’ve sent him an email with some quotes, but I haven’t heard back (yet, but it’s still early on). We’ll see what comes up with that.