Sketch like a designer

Sketch like a designer - student project

I am a freelance graphic designer at my own agency, BlackBean Design and I wanted to represent my daily tools and style in this flat lay photo.

The elements were:

  • My Macbook Pro, customised with a bright cyan cover and a BlackBean Design sticker
  • My Moleskine dotted notebook that I use for logo sketching
  • Some pens and markers that I use when I draw logos and designs.

I tried a few locations and props, starting with indoors but I wasn't satisfied with the lighting.  

Sketch like a designer - image 1 - student project

I then moved outdoors and tried to make it very minimalistic by reducing the quantity of colours in my composition:

Sketch like a designer - image 2 - student project

But that seems a bit too dry, almost sad. So I settled on the final setting and composition:

Sketch like a designer - image 3 - student project

I tweaked the image in Snapseed and Instagram, and voila! Let me know what you think!

Laura Norup-Boyer

Happy designer living in a CMYK world.