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Breaking In(r): Over 100 Product Designers Reveal How to Build a Portfolio That Will Get You Hired [Paperback]

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1 May 2014
BREAKING IN® helps you build the portfolio you need to get the job you want. With advice from over 100 product design luminaries, BREAKING IN® gives you an unfair advantage over the rest. - Get specific advice from the exact people you want to work for. - Learn what Creative Directors are looking for in your portfolio. - Avoid the common traps that most portfolios fall into. - Learn how the best in the industry got their start. BREAKING IN® contains interviews with: Yves Behar, fuseproject Chris Bangle, Chris Bangle Associates Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Moray Callum, Ford Neil Brooker, DesignworksUSA Blaise Bertrand, IDEO Jonas Damon, frog Robert Brunner, Ammunition Jason Mayden, Brand Jordan, Nike Michael Young, Michael Young Mike Simonian, Mike & Maaike Kyle Swen, Astro Studios Gadi Amit, NewDealDesign Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group Jonah Becker, HTC Howard Nuk, Samsung North America Dan Harden, Whipsaw Sohrab Vossoughi, Ziba Dick Powell, Seymourpowell Michael DiTullo, DEI Holdings Laurene Leon Boym, Boym Partners Allan Chochinov, core77.com & SVA Felicia Ferrone, fferrone design Sigi Moeslinger & Masamichi Udagawa, Antenna David Fellah, DesignIt Paul Bradley, frog Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Achim Badstuebner, Mercedes-Benz Alberto Villarreal, Google Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum Maarten Baas, Studio Maarten Baas Klaus Tritschler, ICON Aircraft Christopher Chapman, Hyundai Max Burton, MATTER Donald Strum, Michael Graves Design Group Derek Jenkins, Mazda Stuart Macey, Hyundai & Author of H Point Stuart Karten, Karten Design Ravi Sawhney, RKS Design Brad Richards, Ford Ernesto Quinteros, Johnson & Johnson Nasahn Sheppard, REI Todd Ellis, Puma Ken Musgrave, Dell Jerome Mage, Mage Design Luca Casini, Luca Casini Design Studio Branko Lukic, NONOBJECT Klaus Rosburg, SONIC Design Curt Bailey, Sundberg-Ferar RitaSue Siegel, RitaSue Siegel Resources Imre Molnar, College for Creative Studies Bob Worrell, Worrell Bodo Sperlein, Bodo Sperlein Pip Tompkin, Pip Tompkin Design Harm-Willem Hogenbirk & Marc Nagel, Pilotfish Robert Arko, A+O Edwin James, PSA Peugeot Citroen Brian Ling, Design Sojourn Andrew Deming & Rachel Gant, Yield Design Chelsia Lau, Ford Rhys Newman, HERE/Nokia Bryon Fitzpatrick, College for Creative Studies Bill Barranco, Autovision Eric Chan, ECCO Design Philip Leung, Altitude Brian Stephens, Design Partners Tylor Garland, Boombang Marianne Grisdale, TEAMS Design Paul Hatch, TEAMS Design Roland Boal, Priestmangoode Design China Mary Reid, Kohler Michiel Knoppert, Dell Myk Lum, LDA Fritz Frenkler, f/p design Christopher Benjamin, Chrysler Adam Bazydlo, Ford Mugendi M'Rithaa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Lindsay White Funk, Vans Brian Kutsch, Lacoste Todd Herlitz, Radio Flyer Julie Heard, Mixer Design Group Dr. Mark Breitenberg, Art Center Anton Ljunggren, BioLite Chris Zarlenga, Hyundai Ronald Lewerissa, FLEX/the INNOVATIONLAB Paul Backett, Evolve Collaborative Demetrius Romanos, Targus Rajat Shail, Honeywell Matthew Paprocki, Goodhatch Tom Matano, Academy of Art University Gary Natsume, Magic Leap Tjeerd Veenhoven, Studio Tjeerd Veenhoeven Lambert Kamps, Lambert Kamps Art & Design Craig Vogel, DAAP: University of Cincinnati Jason Hill, Founder, Eleven Alexander Pelikan, PeLiDesign Thomas Degn, Umea Institute of Design Kim Karlsrud, COMMONstudio Matt Corrall, DNV GL Leonardo Massarelli, Questto|No Daniel Tomicic, Scuderia Zagreb Cathy Karry, Art Center Thornton Lothrop, Design Central Anne Marie Boutin, APCI and Pam Nyberg, Humana Check out http://breaking.in for more details.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tuk Tuk Press (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983664315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983664314
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Aug 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Resource 5 Jun 2014
By r_ghaly - Published on Amazon.com
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Finally a book that digs deep into truly presenting yourself and your portfolio in a practical manner that is completely relevant for today's job market. Don't waste your time working on your portfolio before reading this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening compilation of the industry's best 5 Jun 2014
By no_el - Published on Amazon.com
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It's fantastic to read such a diverse range of stories and points of view from such product design powerhouses. Beautifully curated, the conversational interview style pulls you in and keeps you engaged. Not just a must-read for students and burgeoning designers, but also for those in the other creative fields who want a holistic view into the industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for anyone entering, working, educating or interested in the design industry. 5 Jun 2014
By Sam - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a designer and professor in the design industry for nearly a decade now. This book is essential for those in and entering the design field. This is one of those books I wish I had as a student and will be sure to make it required reading for all of my design students. Never before have I seen such a insight into understanding what the world’s top designers look for in portfolios. Not only is this informational about the designers’ portfolio preferences but you get a understanding of their design philosophy as well as a history of how they entered the industry.

I cannot recommend this more, not just if you’re building a portfolio but also a design professional. “Breaking In” includes insight into the top designers the world, responsible for the products you’re using at this very moment. Nothing like this to my knowledge can be found anywhere else, the Chris Bangle interview is worth the price of the book itself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for aspiring designers! 26 Jun 2014
By jm2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Rarely have I seen a book aimed at young designers wanting to 'Break in' to the design profession. This book has 100 interviews with successful/prominent designers on the hows and whys of what is needed in one's portfolio and in general to acquire that coveted design position. The book is a great tool for soon to graduate Industrial Designers on tips and opinions on what is required to gain the attention of those doing the hiring for potential design positions. The candid responses are both informative and enlightening.
Kudos to the author for assembling this wealth of knowledge.

I will be making the book mandatory reading for my Senior Design class at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit,MI.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nuggets of design insights in every interview 11 Jun 2014
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
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The interviews from design greats like Gadi Amit and Chris Bangle have so many tidbits for product designers and design admirers to use as they build their portfolio and career. Each interview is worth taking in and considering rather than rushing through each one. Breaking In is the perfect book to have by your desk to peek into when a moment of inspiration is needed. This much access to the the thoughts of so many world class designers is incredible.
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