Majored in Civil engineering but in love with Design | Interview with Huang Li-Chung, 47yo

Today we meet Huang Li-Chung who has an atypical background. He took a common path (Civil engineering) but then decided to follow his passion for design. He definitely gave a new orientation to his life. I though it would be great to learn from him – so let’s discover some more from Huang Li-Chung through…

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Get a high distinction choosing a great topic | TIP137

Wether you study Industrial design for 3, 4 or 5 years, you might end given a project to carry, defend and promote yourself for several months. The main obstacle you shall meet is the choice of your topic. Make sure it has a great potential, and that you love it ! I remember for my…

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How to find your drawing style? |TIP133

Be inspired by artists and designers you admire. I was inspired by: My classmate who got higher skills with whom we shared the same table in sketching class to discuss techniques and design points. Comic, Manga, Concept art, animation artist… Painters, sculptors… The fashion school I used to join in Los Angeles during summer –…

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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…

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9 Must-see website for industrial designers |Tip124

Nowadays, the world move fast, maybe too fast sometime. To keep updated a designer has to allocate some time at forecasting innovation and trends. I share with you some websites that I enjoy reading when I was student and still today. I share with you different type of content where some are more about Technology…

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How to Make an Online Portfolio? |TIP 123

  Q: How to make an online portfolio? Before starting, I published an article for artists and designers if you want to make your portfolio a Marketing Weapon. Nowadays, it’s super easy to publish a portfolio online. There are several platforms that allow designers from different fields to put online there work and resume as…

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5 phases to present your project to your design company |Tip120

Question from Nur Aktas Industrial design student, Turkey As a designer, how do you present your product to the company? As a designer when you present a project to your company (or a client), we don’t straight away present a final project. We set up few meetings in advance to build the project TOGETHER. Why…

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What is sketching and digital tools value in design| Martijn van de Wiel and his class

Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at the Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call in Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some points about Product Design and Photoshop.…

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10 Tips to keep up as an Industrial Design student |TIP 114

If you have decided to join a Design School, get ready to sleep less. 😉 You will face new challenges and obstacles that drive you to change your daily habits for an exciting Design journey. I list a number of difficulties or situation you may meet during your journey, and hopefully give you some useful…

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7 reasons why designers use Photoshop |TIP113

Thank you Chetan Yadav for sending me your question. I remember I actually asked my self the same question when I was student. Q: Do I need to be proficient in Photoshop to work in the industry ? In the Product or Transport design industry, it usually doesn’t matter which software you use as long…

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How to keep Mr Procrastination away |Tip110

To constantly improve at Design Sketching, we know that Practice is the key. But M. Procrastination like to call us one time in a while. It may be a sign that we need a break. It’s ok. No harm.  Just don’t rest with him too long.* We all know how we feel comfortable watching movies…

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10 steps to Be irresistible at your Design interview

Anything can happen! The interview itself could be short, or could stretch on for upwards of three hours. It could involve an office and call for professional formal attire, or it could take place casually on a café terrace. You could be invited to take a plane to another country for a day for just…

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The Wacom tablet I get cheaper than a Cintiq

For a student, buying the Wacom Cintiq is most of the time a dream. It’s so expensive. Let me tell you more about the alternative Wacom product I used to have. However, note that it seams to be tricky to find a retailer if you don’t live in Japan. The Wacom tablet I get cheaper…

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Top 7 Sketching pens of the year!

If you also like to do some pen shopping, you may have gathered a lot, and you may wonder how to choose. There is no ultimate perfect pen. It’s all about your own sensitivity and the effect you are looking for. David Philips, reader of the blog showed me some illustration he did with a…

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Shoe design workshop – Perseverance pays off | TIP81

I have friends who are big shoe lovers. They asked me to teach them how to draw shoes for lady and men. So we met at Starbuck for our own Design Sketching Workshop!  That was really fun, and super motivating ! Plus, we received some happy compliments from other clients. I am glad to teach…

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