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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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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How a young candidate “beat” skilled designers – and get hired.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, In your opinion, who got more value:  Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ? In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore) my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team. But she had to go for a business trip in China. She asked…

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How I survived my design school and get my dream job.

I still wonder how I survived my design school. We had a ton of projects. I remember wondering if they put that pressure on us on purpose.   Maybe they wanted to make us overwhelmed, to see if we could manage the intense pressure and workload? I could not finish all my projects It was…

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How to succeed interview for your future design school or job

Hello Design lovers ! Many of you may be preparing their portfolio to enter a design school, internship or a designer job position. But there is a huge and common mistake I want you to avoid. I divided this in 2 parts: First about the oral presentation of yourself, and second for when you will show your…

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“Bring your sketch Alive!!” launch + 36 answers to your questions !

Hello ! Today, it’s time to publish the 2nd part of the questions you have sent to me these last few weeks! (We’ll cover 36 questions) Because I want you to progress much faster but also happier, I have prepared an online course where you will learn how to sketch within a community of passionates! You will…

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73 Things you asked about Design sketching | Part 1 (+ New upcoming Creative program 2017)

The 1st DESIGN SKETCHBOOK SHOW! Live event: Learn how to make greater design and eye-catching sketches joining me on Facebook LIVE! on Wednesday 1st February 2017. Click here to get your Free invitation: https://facebook.com/events/1184847524963001 Hi guys, I hope you had a great day ! Here in Asia, it feels like Chinese New Year already. So everybody is happy…

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Surround yourself with passionate people to grow your sketching level.

Hello ! Hello ! It’s ChouTac, How are you ? It’s Saturday, and Saturday is a Happy Day ! Why ? Because tomorrow is Sunday : D  Today, I got a little survey for you: https://goo.gl/forms/hOhjfzpaFci86fpM2 I believe we can achieve anything being happy. However, when we are beginner at something, we tend to see…

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Invest in yourself first. Don’t always “chase” the latest designer tools.

Hey guys, I have just received a message from Krishna who told me a senior students offer her a Graphire tablet (It’s the early generation of graphic tablet from Wacom). She doesn’t have yet the budget for a Cintiq but she’is interested in an Intuos 3.  Let me show you why as a junior student, you may…

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Show all what you got in your design portfolio!

It’s 4:58 am and I can’t sleep. I guess I am still a bit Jetlagged after my 28 hours journey door to door from France to Singapore. I was in bed with my mind fully awake thinking about writing to guys. And I remembered something when I was at school, there was an interesting debate about:…

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12 tips to progress faster as a student designer

Erwan who is an upcoming student product designer, has just send me an email. He’s from France, 20 years old and will join soon the ISD Rubika design school at Valencienne (in France). How to start in great condition and progress fast? “Hey Erwan, Your question is pretty interesting as it’s a sign that you are proactive, which is…

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Why starting school as a beginner may give you an unfair advantage?

First of all before starting this article: every school has their own policy and criteria for selecting their students. This article is about the school I went so my experience may not reflect the one you may apply for. I recommend any student to meet the school, actual students or alumni to get more information about their…

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Are you a black sheep?

Hey, I am not very happy of how education system is trying to create “clones” learning literature and math. How about art and creativity? Art and education are like oil and vinegar. They can’t blend. Ok, whatever! But if you blend them well adding a bit of salt and pepper, you can make a tasty…

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Why a good relationship designer/technician counts more than any skill?

  Whenever we have a problem, we dig in the past to find a similar case to solve the case. I believe there is an even better approach: To do the same, but add in a pinch of creativity! To do that, we have to be ready “to reconsider the truth”. Your interlocutor may be…

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Don’t trust your first idea. Keep drawing more!

I am now in the flight from Singapore to Bangkok. No movie to watch. Let me share with you a story from when my friends and I was a student in design school. Our teachers told us often: “Do not stop at your first idea.“ As a young student, it was tough to find ideas…

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