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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How long should I practice per day to be good at sketching?

Hey guys, It’s Chou-Tac, A question I receive pretty often is: How long should I practice per day to be good at sketching ? I tell my students to draw at least 15 minutes per session to get into it. Which means it is the minimum needed to absorb the lessons and have a first practice…

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How Kasra progress fast in Design Sketching

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac, I remember how important it was for me to be inspired by other students to boost my motivation. Because I wanted to reach their level, I was drawing more often and keep looking at what techniques they were using. This is why today, I would like to introduce you to Kasra Sadeghian,…

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How to draw Amazing 3D Cubes!|CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE 3/3

How to draw 3D cubes | Part 3 (last part) My nose is running, so sorry if you may hear my voice a bit like a duck 🦆in the video! Today, It is time progress even further on the last part of the CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE (Part 3/3). Let’s train your quality of lines like…

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Draw hundreds of cubes easy|CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE 2/3

Draw so many 3D cubes in perspective | Part 2/3 Yesterday we saw Part 1 of the Cube Mania challenge. We get familiar with drawing cubes in a 2-point perspective, but also how to draw them in all directions! If you are a true-beginner, remember to download the Designer Starter Kit! to start drawing in…

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How to draw 3D cubes | CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE 1/3

If you want to improve fast and make a change, get ready for the CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE! We are gonna draw a LOT of cubes following the simple and easy techniques I’ll show you stroke by stroke. They are so simple that anyone can understand and put in practice on the spot. How to draw…

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How Parker Liang became one of the top design sketcher of his class (and impress his classmates!)

Hi guys, I have just received an happy email from Parker, who is a member of my course Sketch Like The Pros. With great motivation and work, he now becomes one of the Top sketcher of his class ! YahoO !! How did he achieved this ? Here are some TIPS: First, When Parker acquire…

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The softwares industrial designers use ?

Hello guys ! I received an email from Pio Tran about which softwares to learn to become an industrial designer. There is no unique answer to this. However here is my response. First of all, depending on which field you choose among the industrial design, you may need more the 2D software type than 3D…

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Anyone with GOOD LOGIC can learn how to sketch. See why.

Hello from Osaka ! I am travelling with my good friend Eliane and her big family in Japan. We are a group of 10 people travelling all over Japan ! :). Last night, we arrived at a new apartment near Namba area, we rented for few days. After unpacking my things, I sat on the…

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No time for drawing? How to unlock 5 months per year!

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you doing today? I know how we all have a busy life, and how many beginners have little time to pursue their passion for sketching. Have you ever said: “I have no time to draw.” – “I feel guilty, I procrastinate and stagnate.” “Damn… I wish I could make it…

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What matter more than sketching or creativity skills to grow like crazy.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How things going today ? At noon, I met Eugene and his wife Mandy for lunch at Ho Chi Minh City. They are such a lovely couple. Vietnam is the 3rd country I met in real life people who follow the Design Sketchbook blog. It’s meaningful to me and I feel…

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Don’t be precious with your sketches | TIP 215

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac How are you today? Last day I was at Panam, a French pub in Ho Chi Minh owned and driven by my franco-viet friends Khiem and Remy. I enjoy going there to chill and eat Kebab. They make the greatest Kebab in town with amazing Belgium fries. YUM !! When you reach…

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Introvert designer? How to make people remember you at networking.

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac A lot of designers happened to be introvert (included me), and we may suffer from not being able to socialize with people as easy as we would like to. Networking is not natural for us. Let me share with you a simple trick I practice that starts giving results for me. 🙂…

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“Is the best Pho in France or Vietnam?” How a chat with a local 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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At Basheer Graphics bookstore (Singapore) with John|VIP Sketch Like the Pros member

I have just met John in Singapore. He’s one of my VIP member of Sketch Like The Pros. It happenned we were both in Singapore, so we decided to meet up and say hello. 🙂 He’s from China, and moved to Singapore for work. It is the first time I have the chance to meet one…

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