India: Creativity in design schools
Design students from India!
thank you for sending me your mini books for evaluation and feedback...at my Car Design Education Tips blog Facebook page I receve several requests specially from India design school students which are really actives.
I look at them with interest trying to find the big mistakes (in my opinion...) to let you know what not to do again, to give you an opinion from someone that works as designer and most of all gave car design lessons in several schools and still is envolved with them.
This Hub is for you students from design schools in India! Yes I am writing for you because I think that you are doing very good progresses, your design schools are pushing you and stressing you to be very good in sketching..drawing techniques...digital images...portfolio organization.
I know you have sponsored projects and foreign lecturers that give you a feeling of what is happening here in Europe or in USA or in Japan.
However there is something bothering me about your minibooks and because it is something general to all of your minibooks...I think I'd better tell you what it is and what suggest you to do!
Exercise your cretivity!
Exercise your creativity the most you can while being in school because after it will be too late!
That is it!
Your minibooks are (lately) showing a very good portfolio organization, but the content is lacking in genuinity in creativity in fresh ideas. I noticed that some of your works are completed school projects...this (to me) means that you are asked to make sort of today design restylings!
At least that is how I feel it seen from my point of you when I compare your minibooks to those coming from Europe or USA!
Now 3 things:
1. You do not listen to your teachers and prefer to execute a "safe" project because of cultural vision, so it is much easier to make a better design of an existing car than making a complete new concept. If this is the case you are making a big mistake! When you send your portfolios around in design studios...well we receive it look at it searching for the new talent and we do not find it! We only see cool illustration of something not so fresh or creative
2. Your teachers give you projects like those I see and you just do your best to make an excellent restyling. Wrong again! Tell your teachers to change projects or check out other design schools and try to compare projects to understand if your portfolio is risking to become a bit old fashioned....
3. You are putting those projects in your book without understanding that 1 project would be ok, but all the rest of your minibook has to be made of very creative projects! In this case you are making the big mistake...don't anymore!
Creativity and talent go together to make an amazing portfolio...remember this!
When we are in school we went through a difficult selection (in most cases..), we start working to plan and prepare our future as possible designers and we know that we will be in a very competitive environment competing also with all other design schools around the world...so we have to work hard in order to get there! (Most diplomas happen at the same period of the year)
Now to do all this our (your) plan is to learn well all tools (given by our teachers) to improve our skills and feel confident in making projects...this methodology will be repeated every year of school untill you get your bachelor or diploma...BUT the most important element of all this is your creative talent!
Yes your talent and your creativity you have to know your creative limits as much as possible while you are in school because in school it is like a SPA you excercise and excercise day by day and every day you push your limits a bit more...this is what every good student should do in design school.
The amazing portfolio is the result of all this: method, skills, talent and great creativity!
The pictures I published here are a good example about what I am talking about, I wanted to give you an idea not only with my words but also using images...
I hope you enjoied this hub! If yes please share it among your friends ;)
© 2013 Luciano Bove
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