Hey /3/,I need some help/advice. I just graduated with a B.F.A. and a degree in web dev and multimedia design. I have a lot of skills but none on the professional level yet. About 6 weeks ago I applied to 50+ different companies in the field but haven't gotten an answer since. I'm not entirely sure why and I'm starting to be frustrated vegitating when I could be doing good work for an employer.What do?
please /3/, somebody must understand or have tips on how to land a job
Got a portfolio?If you don't have a good website/portfolio you're unhirable
neroacegaming.comit's my portfolio website. let me know what you think i should change/improve
>>530201Your website is very unprofessional. Ditch the lets plays and videos. You say you can do a lot of things but you haven't demonstrated any of this on the website in pictures.If you are doing web deisgn you haven't linked to any example websites you have done.You should upload the game so employers can play it.Go on fiveer and design websites for people and build a portfolio dealing with clients will give you experience for a job.
I had a look at the neroacegaming site there and I'm not going to sugar coat this.It's pretty bloody bad. For starters that intro video was quite cringe worthy, I don't think any employer wants to know your home town was boring and you don't need to (badly) photoshop your head onto Arnolds body. I don't know if that was supposed to be funny, all I thought was "jesus that's a bad shop job." remember you're trying to sell yourself.You also want to focus on what exactly you are trying to sell yourself as. If you want to show you're a fantastic web designer then get get rid of the horrible 7 minutes of maya footage. I'm a daily maya user and it was painful to watch. Drop it. and furthermore drop the league of autists clip too. School work is rarely impressive. You need to spend time creating content that is non school related to prove you know your craft and are not just following instructions, when I was first out of uni my reel reeked of school work so i took the time while unemployed to create a reel with nearly no school work in it, and it landed me a nice job. Having a certificate or a bachelors or what have you doesnt mean shit of you are shit.get to work buddy
I'll take it and start right away. I appreciate the crtiticism. Thank you.
>>530215>>530208>>530214Not OP, but do any of you have any good examples of portfolio websites?
>>530221http://wiki.polycount.com/wiki/PortfolioThat has a lot of good advice. If you mean for game art I woudn't even bother with a website nowadays. Going on artstation will give you far more exposure than a website nobody knows about.
>>530201you need contacts..you should've went to gnomon..non of their graduates are left without a job after graduates... they got contacts out the wazoo
>>530311Fuck gnomon, i hate this bullshit bullyingSo basically you cant get into the industry unless you go gnomon? I fucking hate this!Its like you cant be a lawyer unless you go harvard
>>531970completely re-design your site.look at other portfolio sites of other webdesigners and 3d artists. they have slick designs and its all packed into 1 page.also about the asset creation and unity, you might want to create a minigame to demonstrate your skillset into 1 package. if your stronger side is 3D go for a tech demo or renders.your skillset is most appealing to mobile game developers so try to aim there. either way i don't even know whats your strong/weak sides seems like ur a jack of all trades
>>531970nah nigga, you can get into the industry just fine with out a photoshopped piece of paper with your name on it.But you have to truly prove yourself above most if you go that route. School just looks good on a resume and it helps with networking. Shit is still possible to achieve with no school. It's just going to a take a little more creative digging, that's all.
>>530208jesus christ get rid of those animated jpg banners
>>530201That's because a highschooler is cheaper than a graduated, and have the same skills in this kind of field.
>>530208>goto page see nothing but crappy low res helmet dude>expects to "WOW" potential employers with that.You people are too funny.
>>531970>>531978I work in the industry and have no degree. Contacts help a good deal but in OPs case it's obviously because his work was not up to par
>>533681>Crappy low res helmet dudeYou just won the "uncultured 12 year old" award!
>>533847>Not understanding the intentional delivery in a childlike manner relevant to the description of the webpage
>>530201Your website is shit and your resume is absolutely awful.
>>533847you won a big dick in the ass, faggot>hurr durr muh "12 years" insultfaggot