Portfolio application for Design school // with Art Center LIVE Q&A CHAT // Take some notes !!

START (0:00) Hey guys! How you doing? Today, I’m pretty excited because we have done something which is pretty new. So for the first time we have organized a Live Q and A chats. We have the followers of the Designs Sketchbook Blog and we have ART CENTER College of Design where we are meeting…

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Live chat with Art Center College of Design Pasadena |Portfolio, school, career.

Hello! It is Chou-Tac, How are you today? If it is so-so. Then this coming Saturday I got a BIG SURPRISE for you to get back your natural pretty smile you are so beautiful with. 😀 Live Chat with Art Center College of Design I remember how plenty of questions about Design school I used…

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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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A great lesson of design learned from Guillaume Bouvet, a custom made furniture designer

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, Our today designer interview with Guillaume Bouvet who is a custom made designer for furniture, gives an essential lesson for any industrial designer. Too many student designer approach their projects taking information about the users only on Google, statistics or their own perception of them. It sounds so wrong, but this is…

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How to draw cylinders in any angles with the “Packaging box” technique

Hello ! Today I would like to share with you a simple technique to help you better visualise in 3D. We’ll go through the basics of perspective to draw ellipses in 3D, then cylinders. We’ll go straight to the point, so I recommend you to get started by downloading the Designer Starter Kit first.  Have fun…

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How to draw Sneakers in 3D |live demo

In a visit to Madrid, My parents and I had the chance to meet up with the students of my course Sketch Like The Pros: Pedro, Antonio, and Amor. The whole night, we talk about design, sketching… Then, Antonio asked me if I could show him how to sketch a sneaker in 3D. We recorded…

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How to Get Started in Design Sketching (Question from Omar)

Hello guys, I have received a question from Omar on The Design Sketchbook Instagram  about How to get started in design sketching. I will also share with you the common mistake from beginners that you should stop doing to progress much faster as a product designer. Feel free to comment, like and share to whom it…

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Perspective drawing starts easy (with 3d planes)

Before starting, if you are making your first steps in perspective, I invite you to download the Designer Starter Kit made for beginners. Then, practice these two easy tutorials on Perspective below: 1-point perspective drawing tutorial 2-point perspective drawing tutorial Gain speed in drawing starting your sketch with a 3D plane Today, I would like…

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9 sketching tips for beginners drawing a Power Bank (with Vietdong)

Hello guys, today I am in London visiting my friends, and also Vietdong, who is one of my new beginner student of Sketch Like The Pros. We are going to do a quick demo giving you 9 sketching tips for beginners, drawing a Power bank. 🙂 See you ! Cheers, Chou-Tac

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How to stop sketching flat in 2D and start drawing in 3d volumes

Ola from Madrid ! Como estas ? I am now writing to you from Spain, where I am visiting Madrid with my parents. And also preparing the next video vlogging I did in London last week-end – where I had a dinner with one of my student, VietDong. 🙂 Meanwhile, I have prepared for you…

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How to draw an infinity of products with ellipses and cylinders.

Hello guys ! My friends call me Chouchou, I am a Product designer 🙂 To get started in design sketching, I invite you to download the Designer Starter Kit : The Designer Starter Kit (PDF) FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thedesignsketchbook INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/thedesignsketchbook To contact me, simply send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com 🙂 What the Designer Starter Kit book will teach you ? The…

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How about Vlogging for the Design Sketchbook ? :)

Hello !! It’s Chouchou, 🙂 I hope you had a great week-end plenty of fun ! 2018 is coming already, I started to plan the next year projects for The Design Sketchbook ! I am happy to say I am preparing more videos, more tutorials, designer interviews from around the world ! (Such as with Dwayne Vance,…

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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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