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NeuroKnitting: Knitting a Personalized Scarf from Brainwave Activity NeuroKnitting [] by Varvara Guljajeva, Mar Canet, and Sebastian Mealla consists of a collection of knitted garments that represent the wearer's affective and cognitive states while listening to Bach's Goldberg Variations' aria and its first 7 variations. First the EEG correlates of relaxation, engagement and cognitive load were recorded while people were listening to the musical piece. This information was then used by an open hardware knitting machine Knitic to create a bicolor pattern for knitting several scarves. The knitted garments thus visualize the listener's affective and cognitive states as a unique and personalized textile pattern.

THOMAS QUINN Face Reality As It Is: Anamorphic Typography by Thomas Quinn When viewed head on, what at first looks like typography on top of a simple photograph reveals itself to be well-executed anamorphic typography by Chicago designer Thomas Quinn. The illusion is created using a standard light projector that projects the intended design on an uneven surface which is then carefully painted. From every other angle the work looks skewed and almost illegible, but when you stand at just the right spot everything seems to pop into place. You can see many variations of anamorphism right here on Colossal, and don’t forget the absolute master of the art form, Felice Varini. (via this isn’t happiness)

Thoughts on Design Portfolios Saturday, April 14th, 2012 | Posted by Jon Kolko Designers are typically judged based on their portfolio of work. When I worked at frog, I encountered lots of unsolicited portfolios. The sad reality of sending a portfolio to a consultancy is that your chances of getting a job are a weighted dice roll, based on a mixture of extremely fast first impressions, serendipitous timing, and who you know. When I would receive a portfolio from someone I’d never heard of, I tried my best to actually look at it, but if my schedule was three-deep back to back meetings all day long, the email was ignored. And so, if you made it past the “luck” phase, I would open the .pdf or click the web link.At this point, you might stop and question things like “HR departments”, “your resume is on file”, and “just apply through the website”, which are probably all good ideas, but that – in my experience – are giant black holes. Your portfolio doesn’t need to be big. Attention to detail matters, a lot. 1 Comment »

10 Essential Tips for Creating that Killer Portfolio A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! Thanks for visiting and please keep in touch? It is actually a perfect time to update your portfolio! Not only are we somewhere in the middle of the year, we are right smack in the middle of summer and it’s blistering out there! I have therefore compiled a list essential and useful tips (I hope!) 1) A portfolio is a story about you. A lot people say a portfolio is a selling tool. 2) Have an intro page. This might be a no brainer, but a well-designed introduction page sets the tonality of your portfolio presentation. 3) Keep the number of projects in your portfolio to between 8-10. As time goes by, you are bound to build a drawer or a hard drive full of design projects that you have played a part in. 4) Ensure that projects in your portfolio are no older than 3 years.

Create the perfect design portfolio: 30 pro tips | Portfolios How much time do you spend improving your portfolio? Be honest - does it showcase your best stuff? Whether your design portfolio is physical or digital, read on to discover how to create the perfect portfolio today! There's nothing more important to your career than presenting your best work in an attractive, professional and accessible way. We've divided the tips into physical and online portfolios - let's start with the physical... Physical portfolios Physical design portfolios are one-off paper creations, so they can be tailored to the job you are applying for. 01. How many examples should a design portfolio include? 02. Only include design portfolio examples for a full-time position that are appropriate to the role. 03. Illustrators and designers aren't just employed for their style but also for the clarity with which they interpret a creative brief. 04. That doesn't mean, of course, that your design portfolio must only include client work. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Online porfolios 11.

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