Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs

Following the article about the Book written by Chris Lefteri, Manufacturing techniques for Product Design, I would like to precise an essential notion that any aspiring designer needs to know. “To me, a great designer loves people. This is where he takes his inspiration from.” This is how Jonathan Ive* bring for the first time…

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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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Sketch big to improve faster |TIP56

The bigger is our drawings, the bigger our mistakes appear! I know how we feel at the start. We are not used to drawing big, and we are not confident at doing it. So we get naturally scared. We feel that a small sketch got a better chance to looks good. But if you want…

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Get a nice Urban sketching spot at the right time |TIP55

It was 2pm. I was looking for a nice spot to sketch. So I decided to go to the Jetty for the awesome view of the sea. However I underestimated the sun of Penang. I was walking toward the famous jetty under 30°C. The sun was above my head and there was no place to…

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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…

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Look at people you draw, don’t be shy |TIP52

HAPPY DIPAVALI ! Today is the day of light in India. I am now in Penang, Malaysia where the Indian community is quite huge here. Despite of the rain we expect great festivities and an awesome fireworks side the sea tonight. 🙂 TIP#52 LOOK AT PEOPLE YOU DRAW. DON’T BE SHY. It is something that…

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2min Two video SKETCHING Y-3 ADIDAS Sneakers

I was chilling at Georges Town White Coffee. A beautiful Coffee built in a 100 years old house at Penang, Malaysia. That city is one of the Unesco World heritage site. I hoped that place would have good vibes for inspiration. These are my first video I publish of my live sketching. It’s a good…

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How To Draw And Never Get Bored (For $1)!

I started to take a bad habit. Looking ay my phone or Ipad when I get bored. And it happens multiple times in a day. Besides that, I am also part of people who think that kids today shouldn’t play at Angry bird, but instead playing marbles or hide and seek. I have the nostalgia…

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Train your 3D vision seeing anything in transparency |TIP50

This is an essential skill that a designer need to train. If you want to be able to draw things fast and create from your own imagination, think in 3D. Decompose what you see in basic shapes and volumes such as circle, ellipse, sphere, cube, cylinder, cone. Assemble them, then go into the details. TIP#50…

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Sketch thumbnails instead of a piece of art |TIP49

  When you start drawing, your are often more focused on making a beautiful picture than getting a great idea. There is nothing much wrong about it as an artist. But let’s look at a Designer’s daily life. A designer has to allocate most of his time into idea exploration. A client is not looking…

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Sketch sensual body postures to improve your product design sketching (Live posture)|TIP48

During my first year of Product Design school, we had a quite particular class: Live Nude model sketch. I was browsing Instagram pictures. And I noticed the pictures of Suicide girls MX*. Girls from Mexico loving tatoos and who are just beautiful with a Polaroid feel. That’s how I started my sketches of the day.…

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Make random doodle to explore new shapes |TIP47

    Before going to sleep, I doodled a bit without much thinking. I guess I was starting dreaming. TIP #47 Doodle randomly to explore new shapes Little by little, some shapes appeared quite interesting to me. I developed it and end with a bird creature. It is It is really interesting to work with…

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Take great inspiration from catwalks |TIP46

I am following the sneaker magazine ConceptKicks since I am student. A bit of story: This site showcases some student and professional designer artwork in the sneaker industry. It inspired me a lot, and kept me motivated when I was student. I dreamt to be as good as these people who are featured inside. Today,…

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Train yourself drawing things you have fun with like the Minions! | TIP45

TIP #45 Have FUN when you draw !! CHOUTAC CHUNG – THE MINION INVADERS All started with some random circles. I was wondering what to draw, and suddenly, some Minions head pop up from these circles in my mind ! That was irresistible.  So I sketched them !! I actually get inspired from an exercise…

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