Why I QUIT my DREAM JOB as an industrial designer


Ever since I was 8 years old my dream was to live next to the beach and sketch cool stuff for a living. I didn’t know how to get there but I knew that’s what I wanted. Or so I thought. From what I’ve heard, not a lot of people know what they want to…

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Why I Twitch Every Time I See a Nissan Juke

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Whenever I see a Nissan Juke, I have to look the other way. One single line destroys everything in the design for me. When I see one, I have two options. One is to look the other way, think about something else fast and pray I never see one again. The other option is to…

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Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself & Get to Work


Sometimes I get messages from students or teenagers wanting to work in the design industry and I always try to help out as much as I can and answer the questions. It feels like just yesterday when I was a design student myself, not knowing how to get in contact with companies, if my dream of…

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What’s Your Unique Skill?


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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Mute the Outside Noise & Focus on What You Want

Me visiting Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter, FL. I tried to take off in the wind...

Interesting story, when Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral. It’s interesting to compare this with modern times. Although you can easily find a place to hear…

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Trust the Process and You Will Succeed


100 years from now our hands will be nothing but dust. Make sure you use them today for what they are intended for, creating beautiful things. If you fail a couple times, no big deal. Nobody will remember the failures but you, as a lesson learned for your next try. Most of the fears you…

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There Are Always Massive Failure Behind Every Success


I picked up my first marker in 2007 and man, I sucked at it. I got frustrated every time we had a marker sketching assignment in college because I knew it would turn out like crap. But every time I saw a sweet marker render, I was amazed. I loved it. It’s something special about…

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Go After It – 2 Key Factors when Working on Your Goals

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Go After It – 2 Key Factors when Working on Your Goals. Was out and about today and thought I’d use the time driving to share some thoughts with you about working on your goals and reaching them. I love sharing stuff like this. In my opinion, the main reasons for not reaching your goals…

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The Problem With Car Design


There is a problem with car design today. Citroen revealed a new small coupe a while ago they’re launching sometime soon. When I first saw it, something struck me. Being Citroen, I thought I was going to see some cool, funky shapes and innovative B-pillars but this time it was surprised. The surprise soon turned into…

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How Do You Learn to Sketch?


This is a question I get almost everyday. How do you learn to sketch? How do you get better? What tools do you use to make those lines? The answer is always the same. How do you learn to sketch? You have got to practice. You have got to DO. This applies to whatever it…

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