Participate in #Productober | Inktober for Industrial Designers!

What is #inktober?

Do you know Inktober?

It is 31 days drawing challenge created by Jake Parker in 2009, 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 each day of the month so you won’t have to come up with the topic idea. 

All you gotta do is to come up with your interpretation! 
This is where the biggest excitement comes from. : D 

Amateurs or professionals participate and post online their drawings following the daily topics.

The rule to participate is:

  1. Ink your drawing
  2. Publish it online
  3. Add the #inktober.

31 days for 31 drawings!

Like how Jake Parker says:
“You do not have to participate at all 31 days. But you gotta be consistent.”

How to participate in #productober

Today I wanna introduce you to a NEW HASHTAG for product designers: #PRODUCTOBER.

Inktober is about anything about drawing, illustration, animation using the inking method. As Jake Parker comes from the animation and illustration world.

Antoine Fumble and his friend (Students of Strate College in Paris) have been inspired by Jake Parker.

And they start the same challenge for Product design lovers: PRODUCTOBER

They told me they want to start the 31 days challenge among students of their school. And the challenge is opened to anyone who loves product design sketching! 

And I thought you may want to participate and maybe help him spread the word in social media!

#Productober starts the 1st of October 2019

You can already follow the page and get the official prompt list of the daily drawing topics:

from inktober to productober drawing list.png

Antoine is now in his 5th year of Industrial Design.
And he’s preparing his graduation.

For the last year, students sketch much lesser.
This is how he came up with this sketching challenge idea!

If you also miss sketching and need a boost to sketch daily,
get ready to join the drawing challenge using the #productober and draw for a month-long!


Ps: If you follow the blog for a while, I mentioned Antoine a while ago. 🙂
He has an inspiring story of 180 degrees of a career change. 

Two years ago he told me he didn’t want to study Mechatronics anymore.
He wanted to become an Industrial Designer.

But it was risky.
He was already at his 3rd-year diploma in Mechatronics!

He bet on himself, contacted me, and decided to take my ID sketching course of “Sketch Like The Pros”. And he has built the confidence to apply directly in the 4th year of Strate College in Paris. 

The school opened its doors to him,
and he will be graduated soon with a Master’s degree in Industrial Design. 

Keep up, Sketching Antoine!!

PPS: Below, the message Antoine shared with me in French on my Instagram/thedesignsketchbook

antoine fumble industrial design sketching inktober from jake parker inspired to productober.jpg

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About The Author


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 : )


  • Luis Quintanilla

    Reply Reply September 26, 2019

    Hi Chou-tac, since I saw your course for the first time a couple of years ago I decided to apply in my Industrial Design career. Your course was something that definitely changed the way I work and enjoy my career.

    Now with this ProductOver initiative I feel excited, it is a great idea for us industrial designers and I definitely join it!

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply September 27, 2019

      Hello Luis,

      I am glad with the course you make your life happier with sketching as an industrial designer!
      When career meets passion and joy, it’s just awesome.

      Congratulations on making it happened!

      Have fun!
      Our ballpoint pen and imagination are the best game ever 😀

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