Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:03 AM
I can bet my life either they dont or dont care - else why would they be picking up the kind of designs they do
Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:27 PM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:04 PM
You have some really clean designs btw, nice work
Edited by cyanyde, 26 April 2011 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:10 PM
I know for a fact the contest holders look at the portfolios. I have been on the phone with many when they were going through portfoilos. The contestholders also use the portfolios when they are looking for a specific style to open a one on one project with a designer. So I would suggest put your best work in your personal portfolio and a variety of examples . The portfolio is yours, it is free it is another way to show off your work so why not use it?
Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:49 AM
Back to my last comment in this thread about Designer's stats on Thumbnail Preview, can we all hear the official point of you why stats were removed? I really don't see a point of Rating System now. Is it just for self-evaluation purposes? ) Recently you held a community t-shirt contest and winner got 10000 rating points. Why does he need them? )
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:14 PM
Why the stats were removed......why do "you" as a designer need to see the stats on an entry, the stats have no bearing on the contest entry you as a designer are viewing. You, as a designer hover your mouse over the entry to get a better look at the design, not see the designers stats. Not showing the stats also makes the contest a little more fair, the ch can not see the stats on the entry and will not rate a design high because the design came from a designer with very hi stats. Yes, we viewed this happening. You have a client that is unsure of what they want, very unfamiliar with design all together, they hover over an entry, the designer stats show, they are high so that means this must be a good design, now reverse it to hover over a designer with no stats, brand new. The ch has the idea since no stats this designer is not as good. yes, this has happened. Removing the stats just makes for fair play in the contest
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:30 PM
"the designer stats show, they are high so that means this must be a good design" - usually, it is true
I agree, that without ratings contests are a bit fair, but personally, showing ratings has more positive things rather than negative: 1st - you encourage good designers for their hard work and loyalty for community, 2st - gives an extra chance to look at designer's portfolio, 3d - shows that designer is experienced and sometimes CH has to rely on him (because sometimes the winning designs are just awful, really)
Anyway, thanks for the reply!
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:37 PM
I do agree that most of the time high points/high rated means the designer is better, but you have to look at like this, the client is unfamiliar with design, can sometimes be swayed one direction or another by looking at the high points. The other thing to consider is many do not look at the total number of entries, how long the designer has been on the site compared to a designer been here a few months (that may very well be a better designer) So I agree and disagree at the same time : )
Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:17 PM
On the second point, I was/am a new designer here at DesignContest, and I can say that since I was/am new I felt like their may be a disadvantage in contest's because of this. So, I am glad DesignContest chose to not show designer ratings in contest's. Everyone who sign's up here isn't always new to Graphic Art's. I myself had background knowledge of Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash but mainly Photoshop. I do believe since I've joined I progressed, but, it's not always the case.
I have seen some design's that are not to my taste that have won contest's, but it's our opinion. What we see in a design may be different to others, shapes, symbols, colors can all take on a different meaning to someone else and have a different affect. Prices for some of these winning design's may be high, but then again the CH had the option to choose and that design is what they chose. They're paying for it and not us, although as a designer you feel it's your duty for the CH to get what they pay for (quality wise.)
Just my two cents.
Edited by ThtKidRyan, 03 August 2011 - 03:25 PM.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:56 PM
@ThtKidRyan I joined DC in Feb 2011. That time we still had these ratings shown in thumbnails. Maybe, that time I thought a bit the way you think now, that maybe it is not fair for newbies, but I realized that I am new here and I just have to concentrate on my work, my designs and don't pay attention to the ratings. Hard and good work will be always appreciated. But now, when the long way has been passed, and I have relatively good ratings, I think they might help me (and other designers). Why not? I was newbie here, like you Good luck!
Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:11 PM
as far as designer ratings and stats, they are easy enough to see and find.
I would like to see more designers taking advantage of the personal portfolios. I refer clients to designers portfolios all the time
Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:12 PM
Just thought of this, the site makes revenue. Although I am sure they want to thank their senior members for being loyal, they also want to make sure it is somewhat easier for new members to come in and "do their thing." It's probably less likely, but senior members leave as well as newer one's. Their has to be a balance between new members coming and old members leaving because either way if we stay or go, their will be more companies needing work. And the main goal of the website is for us to provide these companies with our work. So in a way you have to think it's more about the company and not as much the designers.
Edited by ThtKidRyan, 03 August 2011 - 04:50 PM.
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