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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Wanna get cool design sketches? Do not start with details | TIP 162

Should I get an Ipad Pro for sketching? I really like the idea of “On and draw”. That machine looks really cool. After so long, and deception with the previous Adonit Jot pen (Stylus for Ipad) – Apple seams creating something better than the Samsung Pro Note tablet. “Ipad Pro or not Ipad Pro? That…




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Anybody can sketch. Quick test in 4 steps.

I’ve just went to the money changer of Raffles place (in Singapore) to get some Thai Baht as I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow! 🙂 This afternoon, I stop for a while at a cafe Paul to sketch. I am preparing the next week course of [Sketch like the Pros]. I’ve just took a picture…




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Before / After 3 months of [Sketch like the Pros] | Lucas Hippolyte, 15 yo | Big progression

May I share with you few pictures of the youngest student at my program I give: [Sketch like the Pros]. As I am going to reopening the registration soon, I thought it would be good to show you a real example that anybody can sketch. If you want to make progress, you CAN’T just keep practicing everyday.…




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Majored in Civil engineering but in love with Design | Interview with Huang Li-Chung, 47yo

Today we meet Huang Li-Chung who has an atypical background. He took a common path (Civil engineering) but then decided to follow his passion for design. He definitely gave a new orientation to his life. I though it would be great to learn from him – so let’s discover some more from Huang Li-Chung through…




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Draw more ideas with the random product technique + Photoshop quick render

Personal note: ”This past week has been very exciting with the launch of the course |SKETCH LIKE THE PROS|. It’s a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm from so many people around the world who share the same passion for Design Sketching. I would like to thank all of you for your awesome support for…




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Why sketching is so important for a designer? | With Nick Huber – Mesh01.com

We have today the privilege to receive Nick Huber, who is the Director of Design and Community at Mesh01.com. He will share with us about: Why sketching is so important for a designer ? Nick gives us also precious advices about how a student or junior designer can rise his chance to be spotted and…




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How to draw a cube with 2-point perspective | TIP 155 | VIDEO

  Last week we sas How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective and how to recognise weither you need 1 or 2-points perspective. I guess you also saw how easy it is to draw by just following the steps. So today, it’s time to draw a cube with 2-point perspective. How to draw a…




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Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Embrace them. | TIP 148

Yesterday, one of my student asked me: I am doing mistakes. Is it my fault ?I answered telling him a story about learning how to cycle. Do you mind I share it with you as well ? | Do you remember the first day you tried to ride a bike ? Me,  I do especially when…




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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…




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Sketching value and digital tools w/ Martijn van de Wiel and his classroom |TIP117

Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some points about Product Design and Photoshop. This course…




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Sketch more being more creative in the subway |TIP115

Time is precious and no one can stretch it. How about converting your transportation time to a productive session ? I remember after class, I was drawing in the subway going home. And my classmate asked me: – Hey you never stop drawing ? – Humm yeah I do… ?! That question surprised me because…




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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part 1 |TIP105

In product Design we like to use arrows to express a movement, a path, an acceleration. It’s not only made to designate certain elements of a product. Today, I will show you how to decompose an arrow in simple shapes, and making sure to draw it with a good proportion and symmetry.  The trick is…




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Manage your motivation by preventing mistakes |TIP54

  Do you know that drawing is also about motivation management? I recommend to do not go into details too early. It is tempting but you need to resist. Work first on the main settings and make sure they are good enough to carry on. I rather do a major mistake of proportion at early…




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Keep sketching to keep memories and improvements! |TIP53

I was sketching some buildings of Penang, A family stopped by and congratulate me on that drawing. It is always touching. Then a local men whose name is Joo, sat beside me. He asked me for how many years do I draw such illustrations. I told him that I actually seldom do that. These last…




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