DON’T BE A FOOL. BE A HAPPY DESIGNER! |TIP17

 TIP 17 Don’t be a fool. Be happy.

Filter the information which tries to come into your brain. Decide what you want to see, hear, eat, feel.  Focus on your own priorities instead of the one people try to make you believe in.
You could keep your natural happiness – and get inspired by what really matters to you. Ultimately, make your next sketch inspire people.



Direct Matin – Free newspaper gave in the subway

Newspapers publish bad news to raise sales.
The only “good news” on the cover page is the promotion clamming “Be the first informed!”. I would say “Be the first depressed”.

To start a great day, I rather sketch in the newspaper (instead of reading bad news).


The subway was not much crowded. I sketched the first woman I saw nearby the door. What I like in Paris, it’s how diversified people get dressed. When you start sketching them, you also start to notice how beautiful are their accessories, such as necklace, earrings, bags.


Our brain is like a hard disk. It has limited storage which tend to get jammed.
Every day, we receive thousands of information trying to write in it things we don’t need. I doubt that much than a few percentages are worth paying attention on. But our mind is like a sponge that absorbs them despite our own will and affects our mood.


“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


To illustrate how our daily life is manipulated, have a look at that video made by the French animation collective H5, presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain – LOGORAMA


Let’s discuss on the comment box below.
Telling me your impression, if you agree or not with me.

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

1 Comment

  • Julien Poivret

    Reply Reply September 7, 2014

    Nice way to react ! we need to accept what we really are in order to recycle our mistakes

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