How bad do you want to be a Product designer ?

15th July 2018: France won the World Cup !!! Last night I discovered 2 players from the French team come from my hometown, Troyes ! I feel so happy that YES people from my small town can rise to become Champion of the Football World cup !   It always reminds me how much Success…

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How to draw Straight lines with confidence as a Designer/ The 4 exercises

Hello guys ! Many beginners wonder how to get started in design sketching. You may tend to have clumsy sketches no matter how much effort you put in. A good way to improve from start is to work on your quality of lines. So you will gain confidence using the basic movement of sketching. And…

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5 reasons why you should NOT start learning to sketch with a Graphic tablet (but with a ball point pen)

How are you today ? . . Summer holiday period is starting ! : ) I hope you are crazy boosted for enjoying this free time for what you love: Sketching ! And get a great practice before going back to your Design school in September. . If you have any question during your journey about…

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How to make your character design attractive and interesting ?

Vivek Rai was sending me by email a pretty cool picture from a school task he had about creating characters. He asked me some tips about: How to generate ideas to create Character design ? The whole idea is to make interesting features pop out. To do so, we need a story. A good story gives…

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How to be more creative daily ? From an artist point of view, with Renata.

  Hello guys ! Today I would like to share with you a video I made with my friend RENATAShe’s an artist, and draw daily for pleasure with a ball point pen.She has a blog in French: https://lesimages2renata.com/ We know each other for quite a while and I really enjoy how she does push her…

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2 reasons why a mom encourages her son to become a designer

Today I would like to share with you an inspiring discussion I had. While many parents push their kids to become a Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer… I met a mom who support her son’s interest for drawing to become a Designer. But before sharing with you the 2 main reasons she do so, let’s see why…

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No time for practice ? How a designer sketch anytime, anywhere !

Hello ! It’s Chouchou ! Do you feel having no time for sketching ? Let me help you on that. Today, let me show you the behind the scene of a daily designer routine. You will see that it is actually plenty of fun when you stop looking for perfection ! One of the main…

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21 Drawing tips to make a Super cool Designer Sketchbook (with Antonio member of Sketch Like The Pros from Madrid)

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you doing today ?  I am now at the bar of the airport hotel Ibis. Tomorrow early morning I fly to Tokyo ! From where I will take inspiration like a sponge and keep bringing you guys more and more values on the Design Sketchbook blog. As a designer,…

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How to draw a Go Pro Hero 5 Camera Tip 211

Hello ! I often receive messages of aspiring designers who do not dare sketching, worried of making mistakes. To help you overcoming this fear, I am giving a 7 day sketching challenge to my students.   And I though it would be cool to share with you one of the video of the week! But…

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Portfolio application for Design school // with Art Center LIVE Q&A CHAT // Take some notes !!

  START(0:00) Hey guys! How you doing? Today, I’m pretty excited because we have done something which is pretty new. So for the first time we have organized a Live Q and A chats. We have the followers of the Designs Sketchbook Blog and we have ART CENTER College of Design where we are meeting…

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How about a Q&A chat with Art Center Pasadena with David Salow ? About portfolio, design school and career.

  Hello ! It is Chou-Tac, How are you today ? If it is so-so. Then this coming Saturday I got a BIG SURPRISE for you to get back your natural pretty smile you are so beautiful with. 😀 I remember how plenty of questions about Design school I used to have when I was…

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What it takes to become a Designer: The Designer Coffee Chat #2 with Dwayne Vance

I had the great honour to chat with Dwayne Vance ! Together we share about what it takes to become a designer. I am a super fan of Dwayne’s work, especially because of a sentimental attachement for the products he created at Hot Wheels ! To know more about Dwayne, here are the links of…

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A great lesson of design learned from Guillaume Bouvet, a custom made furniture designer

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, Our today designer interview with Guillaume Bouvet who is a custom made designer for furniture, gives an essential lesson for any industrial designer. Too many student designer approach their projects taking information about the users only on Google, statistics or their own perception of them. It sounds so wrong, but this is…

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How to draw cylinders in any angles with the “Packaging box” technique

Hello ! Today I would like to share with you a simple technique to help you better visualise in 3D. We’ll go through the basics of perspective to draw ellipses in 3D, then cylinders. We’ll go straight to the point, so I recommend you to get started by downloading the Designer Starter Kit first.  Have fun…

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How to draw Sneakers in 3D (The express live demo in Madrid)

In visit to Madrid, My parents and I had the chance to meet up Pedro, Antonio and Amor eating Tapas. The whole night, we talk about design, sketching and many other topic related. During the conversation, Antonio asked me if I could show him how to sketch a sneaker in 3D. So we decided to…

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