Many of you lately are asking me to talk about mood boards as part of design project presentations. What are they there for? Why do we have to think about a mood board for our design project presentation? What about how to make one?
In this video I try to explain the useful use of a mood board in a design presentation.
Yesterday 30th of December 2019 Syd Mead passed away.
It is difficult to find the right words to describe the man, the artist, the designer, the visionary talent he has been and how much he inspired all of us and still will continue to do for next generations to come.
Syd Mead was born in Minnesota on the 18th of July in 1933, he was a student of Art Center in Los Angeles (later renamed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena) where I graduated in 1959. Car designer first and visionary designer later he is most known and remembered as probably the most visionary designer whom inspired the Science Fiction movie industry in USA during the 80’s. Star Trek and Blade Runner just to name a couple of films that made us dream of a future life really different from the real one we were living at that time.
since his Design Company creation in 1970, worked also for some European firms
as industrial designer and visionary designer, he also gave a strong
contribution to some important Japanese brands like Sony or Minolta, he
contributed to some video games productions.
I met him
when he came to visit our school (ACCD) during my 7th semester, he
came to give a speech with many visuals and we were all completely struck by his
words and images, definitively an inspiring person. After his speech he came
down stage to talk to us closer and we discovered a very nice person, too.
Warm, smiling and enthusiast to share his experience.
started to teach car design often, I would say to students: please search for
this name “Syd Mead” you will find the right inspiration!
We all love his illustrations and his gouache technique, we all tried to copy it mixing the indigo blue the black the white the orange and violet for the sunset reflections, the glass reflections and the magic rule for the Warm light and Cool light, the dramatic perspective for a dynamic composition on paper. I could continue, we all learned from him to be better and more complete designers (in any field).
was someone with an extraordinary talent, one of a kind. He worked motivated by
his strong passion for designing the unknown and he never really stopped. He
inspired tons of people and still will because he is unforgettable!
Today’s Live Sketching tutorial was about Product Design, to be more precise I started from a basic simple shape and turned it into a Led Lamp device with few details like a switch and a plexiglass front cover.
Elena Nappi Yacht Concept Project – La Sapienza University Rome Italy
At the MYDA 2018 several boat designers & Studio Designs have won the international prize presenting projects rich in technologies, new architectures and with an eye to new Design Trends.
Elena Nappi‘s project Carapace goes in this direction with a strong creative approach that makes the perfect synthesis of all 3 main elements: Technology, Architecture & Trends.
The new Exterior Design language is a good example of boat design evolution, closer to Car Design and contemporary Architecture. The Interior Design modern and respectful of typical new luxury design codes such as the spaces organization and their use or the refined materials choices.
The Car Design Portfolio is a hot topic in Design education, and during my last LIVE CHAT on my YouTube channel I talked about it. The objective in this video lecture is to give lots of advices and tips to you so that you remain concentrated on the key factors to make a professional portfolio.
We must keep in mind that quality and creativity are the most important aspects of any portfolio, with quality I also mean skills.
How many mistakes should we be aware of? Many, and in this video I explain how to avoid some of them.
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