One doesn’t just simply let his/her employer know all his/her skills and capabilities. One has to have his secret weapon to be able to outplay the competition. Specially when you are a multi-talented graphic designer (ehem!).
It is actually normal for some graphic designer to possess multiple design skills apart from their specialization and sometimes they excel more with their extra curricular activities like fine arts, photography, fashion, interior design, product, packaging, animation, web, 3d, architecture, audio and a lot more to mention. They can be just anything they want because they are freaking shapeshifting artist.
So why you should not tell them all that you can do? Because they will abuse you and use you up the the last drop of your blood for the same amount of salary you are getting instead of outsourcing it from external agency. I’ve seen a job description from some job sourcing website here in Dubai for a graphic designer wanting them to be good in 3D, Autocad, Adobe suites, web design, php, css, xhtml, will do brochure, flyers, etc. and I am like “are you kidding me!” very good job head honchos! You must know that 3D skills itself is almost ones specialized profession already and you don’t get all in one head. If you need someone to do 3d rendering for your architecture firm you need a “3D renderer” alone. If you need someone to design a website you need a “web designer”. For developing program for your e-commerce web site you need “web developers”. And just in case you found a multi-skilled designer with proven portfolio you must consider offering a very good compensation.
Alright, that is just my introduction. Here is why you are here. A proposed exhibition stand design for a fictional real estate company.
I named this project “Oasis” as it reflect luxury living in the middle east with culture and technology combined. See the brief animation below.
The desert sand, water (blue tiles), plants, traditional patterns and accents are used to signify culture. Modern architecture and minimalism are implied to show innovation for todays real estate. It is an elevated 120 square meters with 2 levels made for Cityscape exhibition in the UAE.
“One does not just simply steal an artwork!”
So if you found this design to an expo its either means that I successfully sold it to them or stolen from me.
iPads will be utilize to present available properties.
Posted by: John Robert Ramos, All image used belongs to me.