001 09 11 12 - professional practice - fri

Les Bicknell
Les Bicknellartist at sibton green
Professional
practice
Textile Design year 2
role
What is your job?
What do you do?
goals
know what you want
Networks
What systems/networks do you use now?
Who do you know?
Connections
Keep notes of meetings
Personal database and mailing lists
Use and build
Visibility
Let people know that you exist
Illustrate activity
Advertise your activities past – present – future
Share – give to get
The “elevator
pitch”
Compose a single sentence that sums up who
you are and where you want to get.
The 30 second CV
Just as you can develop a minimalist CV
highlighting your key points to whet an
employer's appetite or attract a funder, it is also
useful to have a verbal version of this type of CV
to communicate key points.
digital tools
Blog
Databases – appropriate?
Online portfolios
Social networks – appropriate?
Website
Forums – appropriate?
www.blogger.com
www.wordpress.com
www.jotta.com
http://www.artsthread.com/
http://www.artindustri.com
www.artshole.co.uk
www.textilearts.net
www.dedsignscouch.org
www.prospects.ac.uk
www.axisweb.org
www.a-n.co.uk
http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/92660
http://www.an.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/345238
http://www.an.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/168331
www.shop.ebay.co.uk
physical tools
CV
Business card
Portfolio
Images/statements
expectations of people
Personal artistic skills
Creative expertise
Flexibility
Communication skills
Initiative

Experience
Enthusiasm
Commitment
Reliability
How to make yourself visible
Know your audience
Make contact
Have clear marketing tools and be honest
Project a positive image
Provide strong references
Show your initiative/independence
Be aware of the competition
so

role
What is your job?
What do you do?
The “elevator pitch”
Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are
and where you want to get.
Networks
What systems/networks do you use now?
Who do you know?
One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
visibility

so

How visible are you?
Who knows about what you do?
Who knows about what you think about?
so
role
What is your job?
What do you do?
so

role
What is your job?
What do you do?
The “elevator pitch”
Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are
and where you want to get.
Networks
What systems/networks do you use now?
Who do you know?
One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
so

role
What is your job?
What do you do?
The “elevator pitch”
Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are
and where you want to get.
Networks
What systems/networks do you use now?
Who do you know?
One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
so

role
What is your job?
What do you do?
The “elevator pitch”
Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are
and where you want to get.
Networks
What systems/networks do you use now?
Who do you know?
One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
PowerPoint
"PowerPoint is like a school
play - very loud, very slow,
and very simple"
Edward R. Tufte.
Nelson Mandela did not use
PowerPoint to inspire
people
First –
1build a good filing system
name of project
research strand
date
001, 002, 003 etc
Next
find image you want to work with
open in Photoshop
image – resize – image size
001    09 11 12 - professional practice - fri
image

resize

image size
001    09 11 12 - professional practice - fri
001    09 11 12 - professional practice - fri
first consider your story
linear narrative
chronological
thematic
images
choose images that you can talk about
that are part of your story
choose images so that they can be prompts

text
consider the text as titles
design
typography
background
layout
first open up a new document in PowerPoint
save as – PowerPoint 97 - 2003
insert title
insert image
insert text
etc etc etc etc
transitions
transitions between frames
transitions within frame
performing the presentation
images
use images as prompts – tell at least one fact per image

text
do not read off the screen – it is really boring
and your audience can read.
task
Forum – testing your future
Post on the VLE a PowerPoint that presents what you have identified
as the activity you will undertake – why – what happened when you tried
to do it.
5 slides – you can use image and text.
To get feedback undertake the task and post by 23 11 12.
Have fun.
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