10 Tips for Industrial Design Student to Keep up!

Today, I am writing an article for Industrial Design students who need a long-term motivational boost that won’t fade after finishing reading that article. 🙂 Because I wished to have had someone to guide me many years ago.Hopefully, I can give you some useful tips to help you overcome them. To do so, even though…

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How to Draw Straight Lines

HOW TO DRAW STRAIGHT LINES | THE 4 CONFIDENCE EXERCISES Hello guys! Many beginners wonder how to get started in Industrial design sketching. You may tend to have clumsy sketches no matter how much effort you put in. A good way to improve from start is to work on your quality of lines. It all…

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7 Tips to Start Drawing in 2022!

Start drawing sneakers ipad hypersketch

7 TIPS to Start Drawing in 2022! This morning, Kavita (Seattle, Washington) sent me a message.She loves sketching and dream of her own footwear business! Her husband bought a little sketchbook and a pencil for her as a present. She would love sketching daily on it. But she doesn’t really know how to start, and…

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12 tips to Progress Faster as a Student Designer!

Erwan is an upcoming student Product Designer. And he’s looking for how to progress Faster as a Student Designer. He’s from France, 20 years old and will join soon the ISD Rubika design school at Valencienne (in France). He asked me by email: – How to start in Great Condition and Progress Fast? My answer:…

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Urban Sketching for Vietnam Television! VTV4

Drawing urban sketching in vietnam temple sitting on the floor

  Hello! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you today?   Last month, I had the chance to present a national TV SHOW called: VIETNAM DISCOVERY where I make a Travel Sketchbook!     Let me share with you what I learned from it, and how it can help you sketch more often and get results.   When I…

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To become a Mechanical Engineer or a Product Designer?

Job or passion career

“Should I become a Mechanical Engineer or a Product Designer?“ Yesterday, My mailbox got an email from Louis, a young student in Mechanical engineering. He feels pretty bored at school and doesn’t do well in class. He’s so disinterested that passing his 3rd-year might be tough… “I feel I don’t belong here”. He said. However,…

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8 Ways to Build Your Confidence as a Designer

the confident tortoise rocket and the hare race

Let’s Build Your Confidence as an Industrial Designer! Hey guys!! I am pretty excited to share with you something only a few know about. It is something that matters more than anything (even more than your sketching skills) to succeed: “How to build your Self-Confidence”. With solid confidence, you’ll “beat” stronger designers than you. It makes sense…

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How to draw from imagination (with Basic perspective)

HOW TO DRAW FROM IMAGINATION Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, My neighbor came home to say hello. She’s a creative person and loves DIY for home decoration. However, imagination drawing seams impossible for her. She thought that Drawing is a talent that: “We born with it” or “We do NOT born with it”. The innate talent…

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The Designer Coffee Chat#1 “I want to draw stuff from the future.” – Michael DiTullo

Today, I am super happy to share with you the 1st Design Sketchbook COFFEE CHAT! 🙂 I hope to interview more designers around the world to demystify the creative and design industry. This morning, Michael DiTullo told me: “There is someone behind every object you see around you!” 🙂 Today I have a special designer guest that…

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Interview with a Toy Designer | Dwayne Vance (Hot Wheels) | Designer Coffee Chat #2

I had the great honor 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 attachment for the products he created at Hot Wheels! To know more about Dwayne, here are the links to his work.…

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How to start drawing daily? (Beginner routine)

Drawing a glass with ice cubes

Are you a beginner sketcher? First of all, You don’t need years to learn how to sketch. But you need to realise: Your sketching results don’t depend on HOW LONG you practice drawing but HOW you practice. You could spend thousands of hours drawing the wrong way and repeating the same mistakes, you still do…

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Is it competitive to become a Designer?

design competition idea lamp bulb

“Is it competitive to become a Designer” is a legit question. But… It also means:  “Is it risky to become a Designer?” Alright! I will answer this. First,  I want you to reverse this question to trigger something important. Ask yourself this: “Is it risky to miss your chance to become a designer and trade…

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How to Learn Drawing Faster (with the Iteration Mindset)

iteration mindset

Today, I give you 1 sketching rule you absolutely need to learn from start. Most beginners struggle at sketching.Some evolve faster than others. You wonder why. Let me share with you how the main Sketching rule you need to adopt now to learn drawing efficiently and so much faster than you do now. “How long…

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How to Draw a Plug Easy (Block Sketching Technique)

How to Draw a Plug Easy (with the Block Sketching Technique) Today, we draw a plug design by APPLE. And you learn the Block Sketching Technique. Study it and it will open in front of you a door with an infinity of Product sketching possibilities! To follow this tutorial, you need to go through the…

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Do you have this character trait to succeed (Design career)?


No matter how good you are in drawing by today, a more important character trait you need for your design career is Courage. When you’ll become a professional designer, you will fight daily for your ideas (with your team). A designer faces the superhero journey daily as a leader, creative and problem solver. Today, if…

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