Using Notebooks and Thumbnails!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Advertising and Media, Creative, Design, Technology
Using Notebooks and Thumbnails!

Sure, all my final designs were done on my iMac.

But almost everything I design, still starts on paper. I have a trusted notebook where I thumbnail* and write down ideas. I like to refer to the notebook often, to see if any old ideas and sketches can help me with my new designs.

All you new designers out there take note – and make notes (and sketches)!

* According to Google: Art directors and graphic designers, as well as other kinds of visual artists, use the term “thumbnail sketch” to describe a small drawing on paper (usually part of a group) used to explore multiple ideas quickly. Thumbnail sketches are similar to doodles, but may include as much detail as a small sketch.

Here are a great examples of designers and their work on paper.


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