Since I teach at the Art Institute of California – San Francisco, I was asked to do a portfolio critique at our office. Gregg and Jennifer accepted to sit in as well. Kimberly Pendergast & Jay Patel are in their final quarter of the Interior Design program. I ended up not saying much because it was enlightening to just listen to Gregg and Jennifer. Each of them have a different approach when critiquing, but they also complement each other. Gregg’s approach is from the role of an architect and designer, who wants to see the overall product be of high quality and beautiful. Jennifer’s approach is from the role of interior designer and her experience in advertising, focused on the details and the professionalism of the portfolio. Any comment I may have had, they picked up and were spot on. I was impressed to just how much was accomplished in such a little amount of time and I hope the critique helps Kim and Jay bring their portfolios to their full potential.
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