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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To become a Mechanical Engineer or a Product Designer?

“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

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 start drawing daily? (Beginner routine)

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?

“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)

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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So, you (really) want to Become a Designer? | It’s possible.

Have you ever heard about this? “You can’t have a career in Art. It’s a hobby.” This belief needs to be strongly demystified. It’s one of my mission with the Design Sketchbook blog. : ) Today, I still see plenty of people follow the “Corporate path” instead of listening to their “Creative calling”. I receive…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Sketch Daily (Having Fun!)

DRAWING CHALLENGE TIP-A-DAY 14/30 Are you? Are you thinking about Sketching Daily (or at least more often)?Let’s see the 8 benefits to draw anytime without pressure and happiness. At the end of this article, you may feel inspired to start drawing daily by tomorrow or even today! : ) Feel Daily Inspired I’ve just gone to an…

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How to Sketch an Easy Reflection Drawing | Beginner level

DRAWING TIP-A-DAY CHALLENGE 13/30Related article: How to draw a bottle (with a digital tablet) How about you? I have friends who go shopping only when they have something specific to buy. For me, I like to go there to find plenty of design ideas for free!Today I found a Coffee Carafe to inspire me to show…

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How to Draw a Sphere | Easy Shadow

There are plenty of complex explanations of “How to shade a sphere” on the Internet. And they are overwhelming! This following 6 steps shadow drawing tutorial is made easy:I made it simple for Industrial design beginners to start gaining confidence in sketching with “How to draw a sphere with easy shadow”. I believe in learning…

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FUN: Publish your drawing portrait on InstaStories (Puppy filter)

Wanna play something cool? I have a fun and easy game with Instagram for you to play with your phone camera! This morning, I experimented with the Insta stories filter on my portrait drawing, and it worked! Follow these 3 simple steps: STEP 1| Draw someone’s portrait STEP 2| Open your Insta stories and select…

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How to draw a body - Character Design sketching

How to Draw a Girl Body| Character Design Sketching

DRAWING CHALLENGE TIP-A-DAY 10/30 Hey look: To draw an attractive character design (male or female) with clothes, the outfit has its importance. However, to succeed is counter-intuitive: You have to start by drawing the (nude) body first. Then we will draw the fashion clothing style. Let’s see together how in the video: 1. Find a…

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2 TIPS to improve your drawing skills (even if you are busy)

DRAWING TIP-A-DAY CHALLENGE 9/30 If you wonder how to improve your drawing skills, you may find great opportunities in all the “in-between moments” of your day. It could be in transportation time in the bus or subway, waiting for the doctor, after your lunch you have a dozen of minutes before going back to work……

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