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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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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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 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 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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