Anonymous said: Hi, sorry if this is a bit creepy, but I found you via the wonders of the internet. I really want to get into CFA and I know portfolio is one of the greatest significance on the application process. But I'm a bit confused on WHAT to show in the portfolio since this is a design portfolio, not art. Any examples? Tips? Advice? Any, if not all, would be so much helpful. Thank you!
Hey there! I can’t speak for the rest of CFA (art, music, architecture etc.) but you’re right – the portfolio is incredibly important. For the School of Design, submit what you think represents your best work. For me, this was mostly fine art (drawings, paintings, a couple sculpture pieces) and a few pieces of graphic design work that I did. Other people had much more design-oriented portfolios that were equally effective.
The most important thing is to show that you’re using your art/design to think critically – submit pieces that are grounded in good concepts, and show (in a few sketchbook pages, maybe) how you got these ideas. Technique is also important, but from my experience the professors look mostly for people that show they’re good at working through a creative process.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Sagmeister: Storytelling is bullshit -
A designer should be proud of his or her trade, and not need to change or add prefixes to make it more “cool”… [Storytellers] write, or film, or speak, day, after day, after day. We should find it in us to respect their craft, rather than occupy it with empty notions drawn from the latest, passing managerial fad.
"Her parents know about me. They just don’t know about us."
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wait I pass this exact board every morning for work
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Designing the Perfect Anti-Object -
Behold the Camden Bench … it is specially crafted to make sure that it is not used as anything except a bench. This makes it a strange artifact, defined far more by what it is not than what it is. The Camden Bench is a concerted effort to create a non-object.
PGH / PA (buy a print from Ryan Hamrick)
The world needs you. Now, the world may not exactly realize it, but wow, does it need you. It is yearning, starving, dying for you and your healing offer of service through your Art. We need you to help us understand that which is bigger than ourselves, so that we can stop feeling so small, so isolated, so helpless that, in our fear, we stop contributing that which is unique to us: that distinct, rare, individual quality which the world is desperately crying out for and eagerly awaiting. We need you to remind us what unbridled, unfiltered, childlike exuberance feels like, so we remember, without apology or disclaimer, to laugh, to play, to FLY and to stop taking EVERYTHING so damn seriously. — Joyce Didonato, giving her commencement speech at The Juilliard School
"By nature I am a facilitator. I’m always trying to explain away things, or cover them up. I thought I was just being compassionate and understanding. But my son says, ‘Mom, you are a facilitator.’ I guess it’s a new concept."