The mindhack to start now. #fightMrprocrastination

  The biggest obstacle at learning a new skill such as drawing, playing music, singing, speaking a new language is… “Never starting”. We feel like a “Resistance“. Something that pull us away from our goal or passion. “I start tomorrow! But…” Have you ever told yourself: “I start tomorrow!”. You even said that with enthusiasm.…

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How to Transform your Boring days into Creative Time with Fulfilment.

Hello Design Sketchers! How do you occupy your time these days? When I ask my friends how things going with the confinement due to Covid-19, they tell me: “Home is boring. Help!”  And Yes, I agree. It is! But I believe there are 2 kinds of boredom: The “Passive Boredom” when you watch movies and…

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Go Museum to Sketch (After Coronavirus is beaten!) / TIP 270

Hello Design Sketchers! Please, go Museum to sketch when the Coronavirus will be beaten. At this time, I recommend you to stay home and sketch! I am publishing this article with about 3 weeks late. I was in quarantine for 14 days with a limited connection in a military camp in Vietnam – since I…

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The mindtrick to stop procrastinating your homework (Binge-drawing?)

Today, I wanna give you a simple trick to stop procrastinate your homework for your design school.  You know when your school project deadline is coming, but your mind tells you “It’s ok. I’ll start tomorrow”. You know tomorrow will be tomorrow again and again… The power of momentum Let’s talk about housekeeping. We all…

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Create your own luck to “get your ticket” to become an Industrial Designer

“Oh! you are so lucky!” Sometimes, people say:  “Oh! You are so lucky! You can draw as a living!”. So far I remember, when I used to be a design student people told me:  “You are so lucky! Your are very creative studying in a design school!”.  Before my design school:  “Wow you are so…

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Get your motivation lifted with book title starting by: “The art of…”

Last week-end I went for a very short trip to Singapore with my dad. And I couldn’t resist to visit my favourite bookstore: KINOKUNIYA at Orchard road. I went straight away to the Movie corner under “Entertainement” and find the hidden gems for designer inspiration! Every time I go there, I feel like hunting a treasure. I…

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5 TIPS to disconnect… focus better and eliminate procrastination as a designer

Hello, Design Sketchers! I was born in 1981. And I realize I am among the last generations born without the Internet. I grew up without wi-fi or 4G. No iPhone, tablet, computer, at home. But color pencil, paper and a TV with 6 channels. Oh… I am not going to say: “Life was better before.” I…

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Drawing on a coffee cup / TIP 256

This morning, I went to the World Coffee Museum at Buon Ma Thuot, the capital of Da Lak (Vietnam). It has a small-town feel and I liked it so much! The architecture design of the museum is sensual with its curvy shape. Isn’t it? You can see on the picture below the small model size…

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Sketch at night to find inspiration / TIP 253 (Concepts app on iPAD Pro)

Last night, I was sketching a bit of concept arts at midnight (See sketch below). I am new at the app CONCEPTS. It can be a bit frustrating to learn the new functions and trying to adapt or change our sketching habits. But sketching at night makes that moment peaceful. It reminded me my design…

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Participate to #Productober (Inktober for Industrial Designers)!

 Do you know Inktober? What is #inktober It is a 31 days drawing challenge created by Jake Parker in 2009, a comic artist. He wanted to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.  Since his challenge has been deployed worldwide! Every October of the year, Jake Parker publish an official list of drawing…

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How to make “Luck a skill” and get amazing Design opportunities / TIP250

  At my first year of design school,  I remember my classmates and I said “Oh they are so lucky!” about great students going to the best design companies for internship or job. They went to Nike in Portland, Louis Vuitton in Paris, Toyota in Tokyo, Adidas in Germany… Students who started like us traveled…

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Hang out with better student designer than you! / TIP 249

You are a beginner? You feel lonely and you can’t progress? That’s normal. Most beginners feel shy when they start. If you are in this case, Do you hide your design drawings and creation? So no one can see your things? Hiding is the best way to protect ourselves from critics. As you can’t possibly fail if nobody sees…

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NOISLI: The app to boost your productivity with zen using the sound of nature and coffee shop! / TIP 248

When you are a design student or a freelance, you need self-discipline to get things done. You have no boss to “scold you” 😛 You have no one to make sure you’ll respect the deadline. You finish your task last minute with intense stress as you may: Not deliver on time to your client Propose a superficial work…

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What music to draw for hours with concentration? / TIP 247

Today, I wanna share with you a simple TIP, yet essential for your drawing routine as a designer. Do you listen to music when you draw? If yes, what’s your favorite selection to find concentration and gain in productivity? Tell us in the comments! Because music can also be distracting.  I realize others help me…

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Is it hard to create for a designer? / TIP 245

Yesterday 12.00pm, I went at the French restaurant L’Usine. It was my second meeting with my “Tinder date” Ngoc. *Pronounced “Gnop” in Vietnamese with a bit inflated cheeks like a pouting baby. I was very excited to meet her again because we are very different​, but have essential things in common. I felt I could…

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