Sudden Great Job Opportunity- NEED HELP-Quick Portfolio!

Hi everyone, 2d artists, photoshoppers, Illustrators especially. 
   
 

The job!

 
Quick copy paste from google translate:  
 
  ASSISTANT FOR THE WEB AND GRAPHICS, DRAWER: 
  • independent preparation and data entry on the website and web shop
  •  translation of texts from English
  • photography and photo editing for web and print-prepared leaflets, advertisements and other materials for printing
  • drawing in AutoCAD
  • Creating 3D models
Conditions
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD and 3ds Max software
  • Fluent English
  • basics of digital photography
  • drivers licence (personal vehicles)
  • creativity and "eye" for aesthetics
  • responsibility 
  • Work on the temporary with the possibility of employment for an indefinite period.    
 
 
That's 
TOTALLY  A JOB FOR ME! 
Except for the drivers licence and the Adobe part.  
I really like doing all of the above. So, everyone from the hamburger forums, Buzz_click, TheSeductiveMoose and the rest- UNITE! 
 
I would really appreciate some good advices for making a good Illustrator/Photoshop/Maya portfolio for this job!  
 
I've already started and learned the basics of photoshop, tomorrow I'll do the same for Illustrator. 
 
I was planing on making up a company and their product and brand and making a visual identity for it. I won't give it away, but I have something in mind. 
After making the logo and everything, make some simple bottles and cans in Maya and texturing and rendering the whole product line to seal the deal. 
 
Please, help a young, ambitious fellow duder.  
 
Thank you all in advance, love you all!
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Hi everyone, 2d artists, photoshoppers, Illustrators especially. 
   
 

The job!

 
Quick copy paste from google translate:  
 
  ASSISTANT FOR THE WEB AND GRAPHICS, DRAWER: 
  • independent preparation and data entry on the website and web shop
  •  translation of texts from English
  • photography and photo editing for web and print-prepared leaflets, advertisements and other materials for printing
  • drawing in AutoCAD
  • Creating 3D models
Conditions
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD and 3ds Max software
  • Fluent English
  • basics of digital photography
  • drivers licence (personal vehicles)
  • creativity and "eye" for aesthetics
  • responsibility 
  • Work on the temporary with the possibility of employment for an indefinite period.    
 
 
That's 
TOTALLY A JOB FOR ME! 
Except for the drivers licence and the Adobe part.  
I really like doing all of the above. So, everyone from the hamburger forums, Buzz_click, TheSeductiveMoose and the rest- UNITE! 
 
I would really appreciate some good advices for making a good Illustrator/Photoshop/Maya portfolio for this job!  
 
I've already started and learned the basics of photoshop, tomorrow I'll do the same for Illustrator. 
 
I was planing on making up a company and their product and brand and making a visual identity for it. I won't give it away, but I have something in mind. 
After making the logo and everything, make some simple bottles and cans in Maya and texturing and rendering the whole product line to seal the deal. 
 
Please, help a young, ambitious fellow duder.  
 
Thank you all in advance, love you all!
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I have no fucking clue, but I messaged Moose for you.

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I very much hate to say this, but when they say "Excellent knowledge", companies are generally looking for someone who has a few years of experience under their belt. You need to be quick on your feet for those kinds of jobs with the kind of software they're looking for you to use and Adobe products, especially PS and Illustrator, have a steep learning curve.
 
That said, if you're that serious about it, make a portfolio site. If you can code, make it yourself and include it in your portfolio. If you can't, then there are some great sites that will allow you to make a quick and simple portfolio, such as deviantART (using the Gallery Categories) or Carbonmade. And don't just make one company. Make multiple designs and be varied. Don't just make cans and stuff. Everyone makes cans because they're simple. Make something that goes the extra distance. Design a line of home furniture, electronics or something else along those lines.
 
There's always competition when it comes to those kinds of job offers, so make sure yours stands out, yeah? Good luck!

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I'm by no means an expert when it comes to photoshop, and my experience with non-photo-manipulating work is fairly limited. But I recommend you start by looking at tutorials, there are a shitload out there and you can find one for pretty much everything you're planning on doing, try doing a couple of them and learn some of the basic and some other tricks that might come in handy. Other than that I would recommend you practice, a lot, since you'll get better after every attempt and you'll also be refining your methods on how to do things, which makes for a much more smooth process.
 
Sorry if this didn't make sense and for the rather shitty english , it's almost 4.30 in the morning over here and I'm about to go to bed.

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@InfamousBIG: You're a sweetheart- you know that? <3 
 
@aurahack: Excellent knowledge- I know, I know- I just want to give it the best shot, because it's the kind of job I dream to do one day- and we all got to start somewhere.  
Thank you very much for the advice, that's what I needed- a sense of direction and meaning.  
 
@TheSeductiveMoose:
 Of course Moose- I'm on it man! I've got great Lynda tutorials for Illustrator that I'm going through right now and I already did the basic Photoshop ones yesterday. 
I hear ya- it's 5 in the morning right now here- I tried sleeping but I'm to stoked to start working on all this. So a nice big fresh cup of coffee and I'm of to the fantastic wonders of CS5. 
 
I'll probably post something today- a stab at some of my first logos and made-up companies- I already have a couple of ideas bouncing around. 
 
Peace out!
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Convenient timing. I just got this post from this site in my RSS today. 
 
Hope they help. Good luck!

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I've taken a couple of classes on Photoshop, and really you can learn a whole lot from the tutorials. Find a book or a DVD (or both) with basic techniques and you'd be set. Now I don't know how fast you could learn this, but hey, can't hurt to learn something new for future opportunities, right?

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Good luck. I imagine that there are a lot of applicants with some good portfolios out there.

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Sounds like a great opportunity. Sorry I don't really have any advice, but these other guys seem to have the answers anyway; the closest I have been to that kind of work was work experience at a local newspaper putting together advertisements. :-|

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Good luck. 
 
I have an interview for a job I really want next week so I know how you feel.

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@Damian: Thanks man! I'll be sure to check those links out!  
@Axxol: I sure as hell hope not! =) 
This is Croatia we're talking about, so, not as much as you think probably. I'll give it my best shot if nothing else- I know I'd beat myself about it later if I don't. 
  
@X19: Good luck my man! You certainly are a talented, bright and innovative individual- your threads are amazing! What's the job?
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Wait a second...
 
First! Why did you have to Google translate this?
Second! " Except for the drivers licence and the Adobe part." You don't have a Driver's License? How old are you? 
Third- If you don't already know how to use photoshop and illustrator this isn't the job for you since you need "Excellent knowledge"
Fourth- If you needed to translate this using Google, you probably don't have fluent English either.

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You aren't getting the job.
 
@Choi said:

Conditions
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD and 3ds Max software
  • Fluent English
  • basics of digital photography
  • drivers licence (personal vehicles)
  • creativity and "eye" for aesthetics
  • responsibility 
  • Work on the temporary with the possibility of employment for an indefinite period.    

You don't have excellent knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. You don't have the language skills necessary for the job. You don't have a driver's license.
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@CowMuffins said:
" You aren't getting the job.
 
@Choi said:
Conditions
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD and 3ds Max software
  • Fluent English
  • basics of digital photography
  • drivers licence (personal vehicles)
  • creativity and "eye" for aesthetics
  • responsibility 
  • Work on the temporary with the possibility of employment for an indefinite period.    
You don't have excellent knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. You don't have the language skills necessary for the job. You don't have a driver's license. "
It doesn't mean he shouldn't give it a shot if he's that excited about the sheer possibility of it.
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@Choi:  It's a session teacher who goes around schools doing workshops and teaching kids how to play an instrument. Session work is always good pay and hopefully once I have my foot in the door it will lead on to other things.  
 
I recommend you go for the job as even if you don't get it it's good practice writing application forms and building up a portfolio. 

Thanks for the kind words I thought it would be cool to learn some very basic html and the best way to do that was to make something. The reason the threads look good is because of all the work the Whiskey Media Engineers have put into this site. I just take bits of the site source code and combine them for another purpose. 
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make some different things with photoshop and illustrator. one thing that i think is different is to remake a famous artwork in illustrator. it's one of the things that i did for an assignment for school. it came out good that i put it in my portfolio. 

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@TheMustacheHero: @CowMuffins: Nah, you got it all wrong. 
I did a google translate of the employment ad (from original Croatian), not the entire post- and that was because I was in a hurry and excited and wanted to share it here as soon as possible, not because I don't know english. People actually often complement me on my knowledge of the language.  
I'm 23 but haven't had the financial possibility to pay for a driver licence- and still don't. 
I've been working for 4 years in architecture and engineering , mainly with big software packages like ACAD, Catia and the likes, always learning, adapting and changing from one thing to the next. It's really not that big of a deal for me to adapt a new one and start working in it. 
I just want to give it my best shot- that's all.  
Check my previous blogs if you're interested in some of my other work.
 
And since my blog covers my endeavors in learning Maya (mainly), I wanted to post the change of focus for the next couple of weeks to pursue this job. 
Since I'm unemployed at the moment, I might as well give it all I got!  
 
@htr10: Exactly! Thank you!
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A good 3D modelling portfolio should demonstrate a decent understanding of basin modelling principles; You should show that you know what constitutes a good topography, and have a good understanding of 3D space. You should also demonstrate that you can apply your own creativity to the models you are making. This is because these skills are transferable - they aren't dependant on a specific piece of software. Modelling really isn't that hard, so you have to think of ways to stand out. Some simple models of bottles and cans probably isn't enough - if these people are looking for "excellence" then they will instantly know exactly how simple your models are, no matter how magnificent the rendering is.

I hate to say it but you can't, no matter how hard you try, get an "excellent" understanding of any of this software in a day. This is stuff that takes time and practice. I have been learning Maya for 3 years and I still feel completely overwhelmed every time I open the bloody thing up. I wish you the best of luck, however.

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Don't even think of applying. You still don't have the experience and you still don't posses the knowledge. It's as simple as that.