For a designer, the sketchbook is EVERYTHING.
You should be carrying one around and sketching and writing down ideas all the time! Put down your phone and get out your sketchbook! Style is up to you – small/large, gridded/empty/lined, doesn’t matter.. just do it.
Our job as designers is to be observers of the world. Observe and improve. Make things better, more functional, more beautiful. Tell stories in a more interesting way.
Web design students: great for wireframing
Animation students: visualizing your character + movement
Illustrator students: all projects!
Intro to Mac students: our upcoming Book Cover Design project
Articles on “The Power of Visual Storytelling”:
One of my favorite storytellers, Ira Glass:
Importance of Sketching
If you are looking for a cool way to have your sketchbook travel with over 161,000 other people:
(I have participated three times! Awesome project)
Challenge: Send me images of your favorite page in your sketchbook and I will post a slideshow of them!