My CONCEPTS APP Sketching Tips (iPad Pro)

concept app iPad - sketching tip

Download Concepts app here for iPad Pro or Microsoft. The basic version is free, and is very complete! Hey guys, Welcome to TheDesignSketchbook.com.And today we discover the app Concepts on iPad Pro! But first of all, I have here a very special glove which is going to help me to solve one of the major…

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Sketch at Night to Find Inspiration | (Concepts app)

how i graduated design school drawing at night

Last night,I was sketching a few concept arts at midnight, looking for creative ideas. I am new to the app CONCEPTS APP.When you are used to your own sketching apps, it can be a bit intimidating and frustrating to learn how to use the new functions. We need a transition time where we try to…

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Participate in #Productober! Inktober for Industrial Designers

productober id sketching challenge

What is #inktober? Do you know Inktober? It is a 31-day drawing challenge created in 2009 by Jake Parker, a comic artist. He wanted to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Since his challenge has been deployed worldwide! Every October of the year,Jake Parker publishes an official Inktober list of drawing topics for…

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How to make “Luck a skill” and get amazing Design opportunities

  At my first year of design school,  I remember my classmates and I said “Oh they are so lucky!” about great students going to the best design companies for internship or job. They went to Nike in Portland, Louis Vuitton in Paris, Toyota in Tokyo, Adidas in Germany… Students who started like us traveled…

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Hang out with better student designer than you!

You are a beginner? You feel lonely and you can’t progress? That’s normal. Most beginners feel shy when they start. If you are in this case, Do you hide your design drawings and creation? So no one can see your things? Hiding is the best way to protect ourselves from critics. As you can’t possibly fail if nobody sees…

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NOISLI APP? Boost your Productivity with the Artificial Sound of Nature

Noisli app focus and boost productivity

When you are a design student or a freelance, you need self-discipline to get things done. So many distractions interrupt your work You have no one to make sure you’ll respect the deadline. You finish your task last minute with intense stress and you may not show up ready… It was not the first time you go through…

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What music to draw for hours with concentration?

Today, I wanna share with you a simple TIP, yet essential for your drawing routine as a designer. Do you listen to music when you draw? If yes, what’s your favorite selection to find concentration and gain in productivity? Tell us in the comments! Because music can also be distracting.  I realize others help me…

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7 Clichés about Designers

Hello !! If you are a designer or a student designer. What does your friend, family think about your activity? What are the questions people ask about your job? You realize the same questions come up. That there is plenty of clichés about you as a designer. I dig today for you the 7 clichés I…

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Is it hard to create for a designer?

Yesterday 12.00pm, I went at the French restaurant L’Usine. It was my second meeting with my “Tinder date” Ngoc. *Pronounced “Gnop” in Vietnamese with a bit inflated cheeks like a pouting baby. I was very excited to meet her again because we are very different​, but have essential things in common. I felt I could…

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6 reasons why sketching beats 3D software at creativity/ TIP 244

Hello ! Today let’s BOOST your motivation to create and enjoy the 6 benefits of learning sketching on paper! Why? Because there is no better sensation than to create with the traditional way! We saw in the previous TIP 243 that too many design students hide their sketching weakness by relying on 3D software. However, don’t get me wrong.…

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Do not rely on software. Sketch! (my 1st design internship) / TIP 243

Too many students “hide” their poor sketching skills behind learning 3d software. They want to impress with a portfolio full of quality pictures. Some will suceed. But too often the porfolio ends poor in ideas…   Today, let me show you why as an aspiring Product designer, you should NOT rely 100% on computer if you…

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Grow your Designer brain like a muscle

Yesterday TIP 241, we saw that if you struggle at finding time to practice sketching, it is not because of a shortage of time, but because of how you may spend “wrongly” your time. Most people don’t realise how they could spend it in non important activities (such as watching 6 hours of television per…

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“How many hours to practice sketching per week to become a Designer?” / TIP 241

“How many hours to practice sketching per week to become a Designer?” Our logic brain crave to ask that question. And that is normal. However, to succeed in sketching and become a Designer. You shouldn’t think by hours… Why? Because that doesn’t put you in the right mindset for fast progress. To practice sketching, you have…

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How to attract success for your designer career / TIP 240

I love receiving your messages. You share with me your happy and tough moments too. Your stories on your design journey are truly inspiring. Thank you! Some says: “I am exciting to join a design school next September!”, “I have just been hired by a design company!” … While others say:  “I am an engineer,…

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Are you ready for the “90 DESIGN TIP-A-DAY Challenge”?

Hello! How are you today?On my side, I feel pumped by a new project I prepare for you at the Design Sketchbook blog!It is called the “90 DESIGN TIP-A-DAY Challenge!”To learn how to sketch, the secret is not only about techniques. But also about daily Motivation, Inspiration and Dedication.All together will build your great skills and boost you to sketch every day!Why? Because Regularity matter. I remember when I started, I felt pretty lonely.I…

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