One of the regular reader of this blog and our friend Surbhi Tak made it successfully to NID - Information and Interface design (IID). Many congratulations to her.
I requested her to share her experience and this is what she has to say about it… almost in poetic way!
Who am I? A successful NID student
Who was I? ( till 4 days back) A NID aspirant
I'm Surbhi Tak & this year I made it successfully to NID.
I am writing something about my journey from a NID aspirant to NID student.
I am a B.Tech Textile Technology & I opted to go for design studies. You might think it as a sudden decision but it was not, Intrinsically I have always wanted to be a student of design. I like creating patterns, adding features to already existing things around me and so on.
It took me a while to reach here & I start my journey, nevertheless it is a journey worth going through because I learnt a lot about designs as well as about myself through the hard work and time I put in.
In a simple language, NID tests 3 things:-
1. Written exam ( Main exam)
2. Practical test ( Studio test)
3. Oral test ( Interview)
Feel free to contact me to know more about NID examination.
I'm thankful to my family for continued support, but I specially thank Prasanna for continuously motivating me & not losing hope in me.
For reference she has permitted to publish few of the works she presented during the interview.
Sample 1 : This is Surbhi’s work showing her skills in understanding lighting and its effects. It essentially shows the how a simple surface appears under different illumination conditions. This work was done by her in Autodesk 3ds Max.
Sample 2 : This is a storyboard created by Surbhi. Observe how well she communicates the concept of an educational toy. This toy is designed to feel students more interested in subject of history. She has chosen a national historical figure of Rani Laxmibai for this illustration.
Sample 3 : In this sample of her portfolio, Surbhi is demonstrating her skills over several soft mediums like plasticine (modeling clay), paper and cardboard. Such skills helped her in cracking the NID studio test with ease and also will help her during her course.
Sample 4 : Surbhi uses plasticine (modeling clay) to communicate the concept of a night lamp. This model clearly indicates her dexterity in utilizing the properties of the modeling material to convey a complicated form in a clear manner
Sample 5 : In this sample Surbhi has made a rose using modeling clay.
Sample 6 : Surbhi made this concept rendering of a wine glass using her Adobe Photoshop skills . She uses her keen skills in understanding light and shade to give her work an artistic effect, while successfully communicating the form.
Surbhi Tak is joining PGDP in Information & Interface design ( NID, Bangalore). She has done her B.Tech in Textile Technology. She is an expert user of Adobe photoshop, Adobe illustrator, 3ds max,google sketch up and Monkey jam. Besides that she excels at modeling using soft medium (modeling clay, paper, cardboard, etc) In her free time she pursues her hobbies in chess, carom, video games and cycling.
You can get in touch with her by mailing her at email@example.com