sent January the 20th 2011
With the advent of a new year, it is traditionally
time to reflect on the year that has past. Before I do so, let
me first and foremost wish friends, colleagues, client and business
associates the very best for the New Year.
Up to the launching of Nordship Yachts new yacht the
360 DS at the Düsseldorf yacht show in late January, there
were a number of articles on various web sites, which showed the
3D illustrations I had 3D modelled. I was especially pleased to
read a Norwegian article dated late 2009 stating that two Norwegians had bought the new yacht based on my illustrations.
I was also pleased to see that my 3D illustrations
I had 3D modelled were exhibited at the Nordship Yachts stand
at Dusseldorf yacht show.
The Nordship 360 DS was well received by the press
both before and after the test sailings. Most excitingly, the
model is nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2011. It would
be exciting and very deservingly for Nordship to run away with
the title and I wish Nordship all the best of luck. The winner
will be unveiled at the Düsseldorf yacht show - January the
22nd - 30th 2011.
Talking about Nordship - a fellow student from Coventry
University e-mailed me mid 2010, to tell me that his chief designer
had presented some 3D renderings/illustrations of boats to him,
which he liked. He further believed that his employees should
take inspiration from these renderings. Incidentally one of these
illustrations was my 3D illustration of the Nordship 360 DS. I
was pleased and proud that a former fellow student had such high
regards for my work.
In April, I was offered what seems to be a major project.
Regrettably the client never paid for my services with this experience
in mind I have now revisited my standard contract to avoid future
similar situations, wasting several months of work in the process.
During the climate summit in Copenhagen (Cop15) in
December 2009 I visited an international exhibition called the
Bright Green Exhibition. A lot of international companies were
present. I started networking with an American company –
a process that has continued during 2010. It is an interesting
company with good design ideas. They may wish to delegate part
of a project to me – hopefully soon.
In August I was on a five-day intensive sketching course,
held by car designer David
Hilton in Cologne, Germany. The first two days were quick
sketch drawing methods. The last three days of the course were
spent developing one of the ideas we had sketched the first two
days and then either build up the idea as a clay model or a 3D
Alias model. I designed a single person jet seaplane. The product
is a noisy product a little bid like jet skis. Most people hate
them, but the user loves it.
Over the last two years several interesting job applicants,
potential business partners or students who would like an internship
have contacted me. Most people who have contacted me found my
website on Google, and they represent nationalities from all over
the world. Obviously, I am pleased to be contacted, and I hope
sometime to be able to join some of these individuals professionally.
I wish you all a happy and prosperous year.