Spencer Nugent

Thursday, September 27th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Between the Thought and the Thing is a Sketch

In the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach

Industrial Design sketching guru, Spencer Nugent speaks about the importance of visual communication and rapid visualization for designers. He will follow up his lecture with a live demonstration of his sketching techniques.

Spencer Nugent, founder of idsketching.com and sketch-a-day.com, has been engaged in providing high-quality, online design sketching tutorials and on-site sketching workshops for over four years. He has created an extensive online network and following within the Industrial Design community and continues to connect with students and professionals via his online websites.

Originally started for the sake of self-improvement, Sketch-A-Day has grown to inspire sketching passion in budding artists and new designers, as well as seasoned designers and illustrators. The goal is to get people to “draw, scribble, or doodle whatever it is you feel like. In the long run, you’ll be better off for it, and in no time, you’ll see marked improvement in your skills”.

His professional experience includes working at General Motors in Warren, Michigan and at San Francisco based design firm, Astro Studios. Most recently, he started up his own design consultancy, Studio Tminus where he works with several clients primarily in the consumer electronics and apparel industries.

Studio Tminus was founded on the knowledge that time and tide wait for no one. Consisting of young design talent at the forefront of cultural relevance and technological trends, they are fueled with the passion to shake things up and create the next big thing. With fresh perspectives, and unparalleled drive, their talented design team consistently delivers compelling and concise solutions for their clients’ needs.