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Geting an Industrial Design Job

Geting an Industrial Design Job

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writing a series of articles for
INNOVATION, the Society’s quarterly, about how industrial
designers should go about finding employment
writing a series of articles for
INNOVATION, the Society’s quarterly, about how industrial
designers should go about finding employment

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GETTING AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN JOB
1Executive Director andChief Operating Officer
Kristina Goodrich
Cover
Arek BanasikNew York, NY
Graphic Design
Karen Berube; K.DesignsFairfax, VA
IDSA
1142 Walker Rd.Great Falls, VA 22066P: 703.759.0100F: 703.759.7679E-mail: idsa@erols.comWeb: www.idsa.orgThese articles are reprintedfrom 1993, 1994 and 1995issues of
Innovation
, IDSA’squarterly publication. Part 6was added in 2000.
Acknowledgement
IDSA thanks RitaSue Siegelfor her permission to compilethis special reprinting of herarticles.The opinions expressed in thisbooklet are those of theauthor and not necessarilythose of IDSA.
Contents2
IDSA membership application and benefits of membership
4
Introduction
6
Part 1: Research
10
Part 2: How to get an interview
15
Part 3: How to evaluate your skills
20
Part 4: Portfolio advice
25
Part 5: Interviewing advice
29
Part 6: This Web’s for you
35
IDSA mission & values
36
Special student discounts
 
Provide information as it should appear on your membership certificate and in the Directory. If your mailing address is different, please note it in thespace provided.NameTitleEmployer AddressCityStateZip/Mail Code CountryBusiness PhoneFaxE-MailWeb SiteMailing Address (if different from the one listed above)
Citizenship:
Are you a US Citizen?
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Yes
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NoIf not, do you reside in the US?
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Yes
I
NoIf you are a foreign degreed designer residing in the US, you canapply for Professional membership during your US residency.Upon leaving the US, your membership status will convert toInternationalIf you are a foreign degreed designer residing outside the US,you qualify for International membership.
Membership Type:
Dues include national and chapter dues for the first year; futuredues will be billed on the anniversary date of your membership.Select the appropriate membership type.Professional Member:
I
1st year after graduation: $100
I
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th years after graduation: $189
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All other Professional Members: $303
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International Member: $303
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Affiliate Member: $303
Design Specialities:
Provide two specialties you want noted in IDSA’s Directory.
Speciality 1Speciality 2
How Did You Hear About IDSA?
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IDSA Member; Whom can we thank?
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IDSA Student Chapter 
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IDSA National Event
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IDSA Web Site
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Business Week
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Other:
Optional Demographics:
IDSA advocates equal opportunity in employment and in accessto opportunities. The following optional information will helpIDSA better understand and serve the needs of members and theprofession.Birthdate:
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Female
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Male
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African American
I
Asian
I
Caucasian
I
Hispanic
I
Native American
I
Other:
Return to:
IDSA, 1142 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066, USA;phone: 703.759.0100; fax: 703.759.7679;e-mail: idsa@erols. com; Web site: www.idsa.org
Education:
If you need more space, please use an attachedpage.
School, Undergraduate Degree, Date and Major School, Graduate Degree, Date and Major 
 Type of Employer:
If you are both an educator and a practicing designer, place a “1”beside your primary function and note where you teach.
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Independent Consulting Firm
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In-house Office of a Manufacturing Company
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Educational InstitutionI teach at:
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Government
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Other:
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Check here if you are a Head of Office
Professional Interest Section Membership:
Please sign me up for membership in—(list as many as you want)
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Design Management
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Environmental Responsibility
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Furniture
I
Communicative Environment
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Human Factors
I
International Design
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Housewares
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Medical Design
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Universal Design
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Materials and
Processes
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Visual Interface
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Gender & Cultural Diversity
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Product Development
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Design Protection
Are there any other Professional Interest Sections you would likeIDSA to establish?
 Application Certification:
I certify that the above information isaccurate and complete, and that I agree to abide by the IDSA Codeof Ethics.
SignatureDate
Dues and Payment Information:
Please mail this signed application to IDSA with your dues pay-ment. If you are paying with a credit card, you may fax the appli-cation and charge information to 703.759.7679.
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A check is enclosedPlease charge my:
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AmEx
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MasterCard
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Visa
Account #Expiration DateSignature
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