Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Graphic design

Some exploration with business cards. Used CorelDraw X7 which I find very user friendly and effective. Not as high standard as Illustrator, but good for quick projects and exercises.

This was a speedy project for one of my university classes made the night before deadline so I'm not expecting you be very impressed. But I hope you enjoyed! I'm waiting for your feedback. 

Need inspiration for design projects?...Check some of my works

I am waiting for your opinions in the comments section. And also waiting for your works!!

A little bit of product design

1. Running shoe sketch. Very interesting but it's a pity I didn't take it farther .

2. Another shoe sketch. The idea was to reduce it to the basic principle (sole and elements to keep it from slipping). Much more like a sandal, but still different.

3. 20 min pencil sketch of my running shoes. Don't know exactly what was the point in doing this. I would say exercising. 

4. Actual project of a aesthetic as well as ergonomic teapot. What was tricky about this was the fact that it was supposed to start from a grid  and develop the teapot based on it. I think i did pretty good. What do you think?

5. 1:1 scale polystyrene model

6. Same model. Another angle

7. My first ever car sketches. I don't know how log it took me, but the car is not my idea. It is a Renault sports car.

8. Exploded view of a wall plug. I was amazed by the interior architecture that we don't normally pay attention at. Good way of exercising critique view and drawing as well.

9. An exercise of form exploration based on modules (excepting the top left one). It's not very obvious, but they are supposed to be chairs.

These are only bits of my product sketches and projects. I will post even more if you like them, because I am trying to create a precedent so that those of you who want to share with us won't feel nervous.

Please leave messages in the section bellow and tell me what you think.  I will post more if I get good or at least constructive feedback from you.

And as usual: "Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value."(Albert Einstein)

Monday, 8 February 2016

Design can help India's children

To all designers who care about innocent poor children!!

There is a big problem with all the poor countries around the world, especially in Africa and Asia. A lot of little kids born in this countries don't have the chance to a normal life and, consequently, poverty keeps them away from evolving and from outweighing their condition. Even worse is the fact that they have a lot of potential and intelligence which are wasted so easy.

Now, you are all wondering what could you possibly do. The answer is very simple. You are already helping them while reading this post. Why? Because you are on my blog, aware of their problem. But you can actually help them in a more practical way. How? You'll find in the next paragraph.

A few days ago my university launched a project for supporting schools in India who don't have proper learning conditions. This means extremely small classrooms, some scraps used as chairs and desks and a lot of other issues. So they are asking Design students and amateurs to work out a way of helping them with new desks and chairs. The goal is to propose a project that meets several criteria:
  1. be as cheap as possible( this means low costs of production=> keep as simple as possible)
  2. be modular or folding
  3. be easy to replace/repair in case of damage
The second criterion has to be very carefully taken into account as children in India use their classrooms for 3 purposes: learn, eat and dance (an important ritual in their society).

To sum up, I would be very happy to see all of you trying to help those poor children. No money involved. Only big hearts. Let's get together and give them hope for a better life!! This is not a request...it' s a prayer.

I will come back with more details next days so stay close to my blog. Those of you who have some ideas, feel free to share with us so we can find the best solution. I will do all that is possible to make people aware of this problem.

So start following my blog if you are interested in what I am intending to do . You can also follow me on my new Facebook page I made yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/VARDesignJoy/

Thank you and keep in mind: "Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value."(Albert Einstein)

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Because this is actually my first blog, I don't know exactly how to address visitors of this blog. But I will try doing it my own way.

After searching the web for ages I figured out something is missing almost totally. What am I talking about? Community. What community? A design lovers community. Of course there are a lot of websites specialized in design projects and any other tasks related to design. But none of these websites emphasize that very particular side of Design, the "joy of designing", the pure pleasure of  taking out a piece of paper and start drawing whatever comes into your head. And moreover, doing it without trying to impress people around or thinking of getting rich. 
I don't want to write pages because people don't waste their time with long, boring posts. So, I will try to point out in one phrase what I am trying to do with the help of this blog.

I am intending to build up a community of "Design Joy"ers who are willing to share their ideas and pieces of advice with everybody and show them what Design is really about.

Starting today, I will post whenever I can and I wish this community blog will grow up with your help. Consequently, don't hesitate to comment and share ideas whenever you feel like.

 I am not intending to get money out of this blog.
All I want to do is take this blog away from the commercial Design websites and make it more or less a studio where everybody is equal.

Thank you for your attention and start telling your friends about this blog.

Follow me and let's unleash the Design frenzy!!