ABOUT THIS SKETCH
This sketch is about 14 years old. Yep— that old. It was 2005 and I’d just graduated from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA). As with all of my classmates, I had been sleep deprived and burned out for months as we work our asses off in order to finish our projects and thesis presentations, also referred to as out “8th Term Project.” I’d succeeded in graduating and was taking a break before I started applying for design jobs.
As I was having lunch at a local mall, my mobile phone rings. The person on the other line explained to me that he’s seen my graduation presentation and thought that I would fit in really well for a project he was working on. Turns out, he was a writer for a magazine called, TOTAL 911 Magazine— as Porsche specific magazine. He explained that we was writing an article where he wasted to ask a few new graduates to submit a proposal for a next generation Porsche 911 design, for 4-6 years in the future.
I hadn’t sketched or even picked up a pen to doodle in weeks during my break, but this project got me so excited that it made me forget how burned out I was. Right after the phone call, I grabbed my pen (I always had one in my pocket; and you should too if you’re a designer) and started sketching on the back of receipts and napkins, anything I could sketch on. This particular sketch is one of the designs that came out of that session. It was one of 4 sketches published in TOTAL [Porsche] 911 Magazine.
8.5x11 common copy paper
Bic ballpoint pen (black)
Wacom Intuous Tablet