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Monday, September 22, 2008

Well guys after been off line for a while i'm back... but i'm going to tell why.

the history is something like this: One day, a normal day i tried to start up my PC... and suddently my computer couldnt start!!! obviosly my first reacction was....WTf!!

The cause> a F***** virus!!! created by an idiot... but thank goD!! the brother of my girlfriend; could reapair my pc... but he couldnt save my files; and now all i have are old files...

So, that's why after a week i'm back and, ill be in Turin by the first of October.... I hope!

Bueno pues estuve fuera del aire un rato... ok, una semana!!! pero en fin lo unico que me queda es relatar el porque...

Pues resulta que un dia comun y corriente trate de prender la compu, el chiste es que no queria encender, y total me aburri y se la lleve al hermano de mi novia.... pss total!

Y despues de una "operacion a corazon abierto" y de uno q otro cambio, volvio a la vida.

Lo malo es que toda mi informacion se perdio, (al fin no habia hecho muchas cosas nuevas...jaja)

Pero la verdad es que... que poka!! mdr!! che's virus! en fin ya se me paso el coraje y ahora a volver a instalar todo.

Ahh por cierto espero ya estar en Turin el 1 de octubre mas o menos si todo va bien..

My friend Luciano!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hello guys, this time i'd like to introduce you Mr. Luciano Bove. and specially his blog with tons. of interesting stuff . like advices for this hard bussines of design, due his experience as a profesor is always nice to have some advice from someone who knows this field.

i'm also very thankful because, when i was looking for school; he saw my portfolio and recommended me some schools of car design, and well finnaly i got accepted at the IED Torino.

i'm also posting some usefull tips that i found on his own blog:

Hy friends,this image is a very good introduction to our topic of today: managing your time.To be a freelancer or a manager (in our case in Design) means first of all to learn how to manage your time and so yourself.In some specialized schools it is possible to receive some well done courses on management, so we have the opportunity to learn and understand the importance of managing certain priorities in order to accomplish a demanded result or mission. For example a complicated exam or a portfolio organization before interview.When we start to work as "freelancer" (I own my company) or as designer and later as design manager for someone ( Toyota, Fiat, GM, Honda,...) we learn mainly by experience of working. It is the day by day activity with all the annexed complications and unknown problems we face up discovering the real thing.In my career as design manager I have seen a lot of people getting lost simply because they did not apply some simple rules necessary to follow to accomplish the mission. It is impossible to keep the "artist designer" attitude, this naif way of living our life as designers too close to "utopia land".To be a real freelancer or design manager we must be realistic without loosing our talent and creativity. We start by learning how to manage our time to be disciplinated, to respect some rules that will lead us to a good work and result.I used to tell my students (some time ago...) " be manager of yourself, and you will become a manager". What does it mean?It means to start from our personal life, at what time do we get up? Do we eat healthy? (impossible to be productive with an heavy head), check emails and have an answear for the most important ones in a short time. I hate those that say " I receive a lots of mails have no time to check!" This is a stupid sentence, we will find the time and we will learn to give priorities.In a project we have priorities, too. Read well the briefing, understand the key values of it and find out a strategy to procede in the right direction. Find the time during the day to recheck your emails..you might have received interesting answears for your work.Take care of your networking within the company or suppliers, they could do a lot of good things for you if you keep good relations...Do not put too many meetings concentrated in few hours, better few a day and well distributed during the week, this will give the time to go back on your project for action after decision taking.Organize well your business trips, thanks to internet this is really easy. Take notes always (even sketches of proposed solutions), learn how to make an efficient reporting to give direct simple and clear instructions on what to do next. Learn to keep informed your boss about how you are moving on your strategy to make sure you both agree on it (save your ass!).Do not forget to find time for yourself during which work is "not" the topic , in other words find time to relax and enjoy life! Good luck!

An interview, (in italian) : http://www.castelsangiorgio.com/notizie/news303.htm
and of course the link of his blog: http://lucianobove.blogspot.com/

Ciao salutti a tutti!

A ya 26 dias del "gran" viaje!

Pues, ya solo faltan 26 dias para tomar el avion con rumbo a Turin! si bien. la emocion es INMENSA y la oportunidad de ir alla tambien es algo maravilloso, me he hecho un espacio para pensar en el monton de cosas que voy a dejar atras, familia, amigos, gente que ya conoces, lugares que ten gustar, dejar de ver al pachuquita jugar.... etc. etc... entre otras cosas, hacer que la relacion con tu novia sobreviva a base de puro messenger... :S pero en fin...

Querias disenar autos??? jaja alli esta! uno de los precios que se tienen que pagar por estar dentro de lo que podriamos llamar como: "la elite de la elites profesionales" y esto no lo digo, solo por hacer mas m@mon el termino de disenador automotriz, sino por que las cifras asi lo demustran ya que existen alrededor de 3000 disenadores automotrices en todo el mundo (unos mas unos menos...) trabajando para una compania automotriz.

Jaja, solo 3000 , probablemente esa sea la cifra de ingenieros que "solamente" tenga la NASA.!
en fin solo queda darle duro y tener algo de suerte!

Claro que en Mexico la cosa es aun mas complicada y hay mucho menos chamba, es por ello que algunos "disenadores automotrices" terminan haciendo kits aerodinamicos (cosa que no esta mal, por q yo tambien lo he hecho..jeje) o en cosas como diseno grafico, o POP, (point of purchase)

En fin. un saludo.

PD: espero q el 9 me den mi visa!!! ojala!