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Old 04-07-2014, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i was not really sure where to put this thread and i hope im not breaking any of the advertising rules.. im simply looking to help a friend out.

anyways, i have friend who is a graphic design major and made some board designs for her class and im trying to find out how to send it to some companies for her. any help/ideas would be appreciated
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is she trying to sell her designs or is she trying to get a job?

not sure if this is true for all schools, but where I went whatever I designed there was technically school intelectual property.

if she wants to get a job she should send them along with other examples of her work (i.e. resumé + portfolio). nobody likes to hire a one trick pony.

also, can we see them?
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well actually i gave her the idea after seeing it on instagram... im not sure what she would wanna do with it and i will ask her if its alright!
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do you think she should just send an email to someone at say a smaller company who maybe more interested in it than a company like burton?





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I would of though that top sheets is a better place to start, base designs generally have the company name, but i would recommend starting with smaller more niche companies, down side they don't have budgets, but may get your work on some boards...

Like everything nowadays, there is always a want for a shortcut to getting things done, the reality is you will get knocked back by 99.99999% of people you approach unless you are extremely lucky and just happen to have what they want at that moment in time...!
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Well that design is ass for a base graphic. Too dark won't pop off the snow and would look bad for a photo shoot. Welcome to the snowboard industry where if you don't know anyone you are nothing. Just hit info@whateverbrandyouwanttotalkto.com
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I would of though that top sheets is a better place to start, base designs generally have the company name, but i would recommend starting with smaller more niche companies, down side they don't have budgets, but may get your work on some boards...

Like everything nowadays, there is always a want for a shortcut to getting things done, the reality is you will get knocked back by 99.99999% of people you approach unless you are extremely lucky and just happen to have what they want at that moment in time...!


yea thats what i was thinking would probably be best. i dont think shed be expecting much out of it but itd be worth a shot ya know. and good experience for her too i suppose
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This whole thread is a shortcut!

No offense dude, but did you really need us to tell you to just email some companies (probably better they be smaller ones) and just throw it out there? Seems kinda obvious. Just be nice and say "Hey, I like your product. Let me know what you think of my art, I'd love to do a project together!". You might get lucky, you might have to wait for stars to align...
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Well that design is ass for a base graphic. Too dark won't pop off the snow and would look bad for a photo shoot.
meh, my disaster is pretty dark (i.e. black), and that's just one example out of many. I actually like the octopus. kind of borderline between fun and serious. it looks sleek but it's kind of silly at the same time. plus you can easily do various colour variations with the same graphic. it might make it look more legit if she added a (fake) brand name, model, and size on there.

if she wants to get anywhere with this though she needs more than one example.
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im trying to find out how to send it to some companies for her. any help/ideas would be appreciated
Go to a snowboard companies website, email said company. Repeat. I'm surprised you couldn't figure this out on your own.

Stop playing Mr. Nice guy by beating around the bush, just ask her out.
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