Why a good relationship designer/technician counts more than any skill?

TIP 161 Why a good relationship designer%2Ftechnician counts more than any skill- The design sketchbook - product and industrial design sketching tutorial (1)

  Whenever we have a problem, we dig in the past to find a similar case to solve the case. I believe there is an even better approach: To do the same, but add in a pinch of creativity! To do that, we have to be ready “to reconsider the truth”. Your interlocutor may be…

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When design fusions a cafe and a shop – Bangkok

Lighting cafe Bangkok

I am in a taxi of Bangkok on the way to Bang Sue, a road famous for woodcraft. I hope we are on the right way.  We have just been dropped by an other taxi at a wrong place. At 1 hour far away from our destination! The taxi pretended we was arrived, in fact…

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Anybody can sketch. Quick test in 4 steps.

TIP 160 Anybody can sketch. 4 steps test. The design sketchbook - Product and Industrial design sketching tutorial

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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Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | VIDEO

TIP 153 How to sharpen your sense of proportion - The design sketchbook - product and industrial design sketching

Let’s contniue with the video tutorials exported from the exercises you can find in the book : the Designer Starter Kit. Feel free to download it and find the right elements for a good start in Design sketching. This week we already saw: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares How to…

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“We have to get out of the comfort zone” Interview with an Industrial design student – Nicolas Gomes (France)


Nicolas is a French student in Industrial Design who has recently achieved with success an Internship at Salomon. Nicolas’s experience has a lot of positive insight so I though you may be curious to know more about him as much as I am ! 🙂 0/ Presentation Tell us about you ? My name is…

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How to start drawing anything better in 4 steps | the Random Product technique |Tip138 | VIDEO

before after random product Feature

Today, let’s look at a 4 steps tutorial that will help you better draw any Product design in 3D. It’s a perfect training for whom face the Malediction of the Blank page, where you may face these challenges: No inspiration, no ideas Even if you have ideas, you can’t visualize them on paper. So you…

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Get a high distinction choosing a great topic | TIP137

Graduation Day

Wether you study Industrial design for 3, 4 or 5 years, you might end given a project to carry, defend and promote yourself for several months. The main obstacle you shall meet is the choice of your topic. Make sure it has a great potential, and that you love it ! I remember for my…

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Making it Manufacturing techniques for Product design


  Let me share with you guys a book I bought a couple of years ago. It’s about Manufacturing for product designer. MAKING IT, from Chris Lefteri. Chris Lefteri made this book to be approachable for students and to whom want to get a solid base without going too deep. I actually read this because…

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4 Simple steps From sketching to Photoshop rendering


A NIKE Tennis ware fashion illustration. Below is a quick tutorial of a Nike Tennis ware fashion illustration from sketching to Photoshop rendering in just 4 steps. All was done with a graphic tablet.   From left to right: – 0 Final result – 1 Body movement – 2 Body structure – 3 Clothing and…

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“Bad artists copy, good artists steal.”, Salvador Dali


A few days ago I was invited to the manga convention Manga Festival, which was hosted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.* * I’m living here for two months. The convention wasn’t huge, but it attracted lots of passionate people, including cosplayers of the same excellent caliber as you’d find at Comiket in Japan or…

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