What is Concept Design and Why Do We As Designers Need It?

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“What is concept design?”, one might ask. Working as an industrial designer is fun and all BUT there’s a problem. It requires talking with engineers. And engineers tend to destroy the aesthetics of a design and only focus on cost, manufacturability etc. Yes, they are needed and sometimes you just gotta compromise. But there are…

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How to Make Your Marker Sketches Pop

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Sometimes I get the questions how to make your marker sketches pop or stand out more. I know it’s a common issue amongst designers and students and I think I know what the problem is caused by. CONTRAST. Or in other words, LACK of contrast. You see, I used to have this problem too. This…

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What’s Your Unique Skill?

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Typical dirty morning warmup sesh. I was talking to a friend the other day. He wanted a change but wasn’t sure what that could be. I believe everyone of us, everyone on this planet has a unique skill, or set of skills, that could benefit a lot of other people. Call it a gift. So…

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How to Sketch Cars in Perspective (the easier way)

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Quick little video on how to sketch cars in perspective – using ellipses. Hopefully it will help some of you guys out with perspective sketching. Try it out! Start big, get the proportions and volumes down, add a centerline and then you can start designing your car. Or product I used to start with adding…

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Photoshop for Designers: Introduction to Sketching, Shading & Texturing with a Tablet

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I am very excited to let you know that my new course Photoshop for Designers: Introduction to Sketching, Shading & Texturing with a Tablet just went live. Photoshop for designers is the first course in a series of courses to come that will help you understand product design sketching in Photoshop better. In this first course,…

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