The Design Mechanics (such as great name)
The Design Mechanics were very informative and I found the experience to be invaluable. The presentation consisted of very good questions leading to equally good responses.
It was a reassuring to see both the company owner (Dave) and the former student (Oliver and Gemma). This ensured that the presentation had a good balance.
The question and answer section, I feel was the most revealing. During this Dave gave an insight into the qualities that he, as an employer, would look for in perspective new employees; the frustrations of working with real clients and some of the common pit falls.
Gemma and Oliver appeared very happy and confident in what they do, and that is reassuring.
As I expected, once the presentation was over and I was driving home, a whole multitude of additional questions were running through my mind; such is my personality.
In conclusion, The Design Mechanics seam very good at what they do, however, I am not sure that the 'stack em high, sell em cheap' approach is the right career path for me - but you have to go where the work is at the end of the day.
I’m not sure if its me. I’m not sure if it’s the environment. I’m not really sure what it is but with each week… no with each day that passes I am feeling more and more like a designer. My attitudes and whole method of thinking has been turned on its head.I am now looking at advertising / promotional material and thinking… “…well that’s good… but it’s not how I would have done it”.
With the introduction this week of ‘Page Maker’ it reiterates the fact that I do not know everything. Far from it in fact.
Inspirational Quote of the week...
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” - Mark Victor Hansen