How about Vlogging for the Design Sketchbook ? :)

Hello !! It’s Chouchou, 🙂 I hope you had a great week-end plenty of fun ! 2018 is coming already, I started to plan the next year projects for The Design Sketchbook ! I am happy to say I am preparing more videos, more tutorials, designer interviews from around the world ! (Such as with Dwayne Vance,…

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The big mistake we all do during a design job interview.

Hello guys, As a designer we learn how to promote our projects. We put a lot of effort in our portfolio, but sometime we face difficulties to promote ourself for a job or internship interview. Too many junior fail at doing that following mistake during an interview, which is fortunately easy to solve. To illustrate this, let…

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Is the best Pho in France or Vietnam ? How this little chat inspires me as a designer.

  Hello guys from Vietnam ! How are you doing today ?Here is pretty rainy (Raining season), and I just came back from lunch. I am thinking to start sharing with you more about my daily inspiration thoughts or inspiration as a product designer. As I believe that design sketching techniques are just one piece…

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How a passionate candidate “beat” skilled designers with years of experience.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, In your opinion, who got more value:  Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ?   In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore) my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team. But she had to go for a business trip in China. She…

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How I survived design school and get my dream job.

I still wonder how I survived my design school. . We had a ton of projects. I remember wondering if they put that pressure on us on purpose. . Maybe they wanted to make us overwhealmed, to see if we could manage the intense pressure and workload ? . I could not finish all my projects It was…

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Draw for yourself. Not the number of likes or followers on Instagram.

Instagram is an amazing tool to publish your work online and get feedbacks, but especially likes and followers. You gain exposure, you gain popularity. It’s to me great, but there is an other side of the coin if you let yourself get hynotised by these “virtual numbers of glory”. It may affect your long term…

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Don’t play Pokemon Go! Go catch inspiration with your pen in your Sketchbook !!| TIP 198

Hello guys from Korea ! I am now in Seoul, and it’s super cold like being in a freezer. I went to find refuge in a caffe to warm myself and sketch. I sit, opened my sketchbook and found the unfinish fish below. I decided to complete it today, which is 7 months later. 🙂 I…

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Noah Sussman | Interview with a Sports designer (Adidas performance, UVEX sports)

Hello Design Sketchers !! Today is my great pleasure to introduce you Noah Sussman, designer for UVEX Sports in Germany. I met Noah when both of us used to work at Adidas Headquarter at Herzo. I was in the footwear department, and Noah in the accessory department. Once a year Adidas organise a huge design…

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Wanna grow your sketching level up? Surround yourself with passionate people who cares.

Hello ! Hello ! It’s ChouTac, How are you ? It’s Saturday, and Saturday is a Happy Day ! Why ? Because tomorrow is Sunday : D  Today, I got a little survey for you: https://goo.gl/forms/hOhjfzpaFci86fpM2 I believe we can achieve anything being happy. However, when we are beginner at something, we tend to see…

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Show all what you got in your design portfolio!

It’s 4:58 am and I can’t sleep. I guess I am still a bit Jetlagged after my 28 hours journey door to door from France to Singapore. I was in bed with my mind fully awake thinking about writing to guys. And I remembered something when I was at school, there was an interesting debate about:…

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Should I start learning to sketch on paper or Ipad Pro? | TIP 185

Hello from Paris Airport! It’s 6.19am, and I am waiting for my flight to Singapore with a transit at Ryhad. Today I wanna share with you a question I received from Yanik, who left a message on one of my video tutorial on Youtube. Oh, I will keep you updated about the preparation of the online…

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7 ways to build confidence in yourself as a designer

Hey guys!! I have been travelling these last 3 weeks in France, Boston and New York visiting family. Today, I am pretty excited to share with you something only a few know about. I tell you more at the end of this article! 🙂 But first, the topic of the day is something that matter more than anything: it’s self-confidence.…

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12 tips to progress faster as a student designer

  Erwan who is an upcoming student product designer, has just send me an email. He’s from France, 20 years old and will join soon the ISD Rubika design school at Valencienne (in France). How to start in great condition and progress fast? Hey Erwan, Your question is pretty interesting as it’s a sign that you are proactive, which…

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Was it difficult to become a Footwear designer? – Interview with Mr Bailey – Concept Kicks

Today, is meaningful to me. I am interviewing Mr Bailey, founder of ConceptkicksLab, a Footwear design and Development agency – and also Concept Kicks, a blog of reference about sneaker design. When I was student Mr Bailey published (still) awesome sketches from sneaker designers on his blog. It was a huge influence for me to become a Footwear…

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“I’ve no Design degree. I followed my passion and vision.” – Marc, a toy sculptor – Coarse

Hi guys, Today I have just met an amazing Toy artist in Bangkok! I though it would be great to share our meeting with you. If you love art toys, you might have heard about him: he’s Marc from the duet Marc & Sven from COARSE. I took the opportunity to have a chat with him…

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