ECUACRAFT Ecuadorian handmade cases for electronics board.
New York, New York, United States
Member since September 08, 2008
My name is Janet Solis. I’m from Ecuador; it is a small country in South America. I came to the United States about 3 years ago. When I came to this country I already had been studying for 3 years in Industrial design, I decided to come to the USA because my country was having some economic problems during those times and my family decided to start a new life here. I was a little bit scared about this decision because I had everything in Ecuador and starting a new life was going to be difficult. When I first came I didn’t know enough English to keep my studies going, but my mother always remind me about finishing school. The first year I entered a community college for one semester to practice my English. While I was studying there I started looking for a design school to finish my career, I didn’t wanted to change my major because I love making things. I think design is the most important thing happened in my live. I heard about Parson School before came here, but I felt like I wouldn’t be accepted because my English was not a hundred percent but I decide to get the risk and when my mom told me that I was accepted I couldn’t believe it. My first semester in Parson was horrible I didn’t have friends and I couldn’t speak good English and either I didn’t understand my teachers. Now I am in my last year and I look back and I am so proud of myself because this is one of my dreams studying what I like in one of the best school. I feel that I am good at doing what I like most that is computer drawing with programs like solid work and AutoCAD; I am a hard working person when we talk about making furniture. One of the problems I have in my career are making speeches and expressing my ideas. Also I think that my sketches and my writing papers need a little bit more help at the time of presentation.