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Design Sketching

By Erik Olofson, Klara Sjolen
Published by KEEOS Design Books, 2006


Design Sketching is an innovative new sketch technique book that has become a highly regarded resource for designers, students and Universities throughout the world.

Rather than taking the traditional theoretical approach, it aims to teach and inspire by displaying a broad collection of sketches encompassing the entire design process. 

Twenty-four talented students from the Umeå Institute of Design, one of Europe’s best design schools, have contributed to the diverse material in the book. Work has been selected from the different areas of the Institute, resulting in a unique collection of sketches representing a large number of different product designs.


About Authors
Erik Olofsson was born in 1978 in Umeå, Sweden. He graduated with a Bachelor´s Degree in Industrial Design from Umeå Institute of Design in 2005. Erik has a special interest in Entertainment Design, and is currently working as a Concept Artist at the computer game company Grinding Gear Games in New Zealand.

Klara Sjölén was born in 1980 in Sundsvall, Sweden. She has a M.Sc. from Chalmers University of Technology specializing in Material´s Science and Transportation and a separate B.FA from the Umeå Insitute of Design. Her interest is sustainable transportation systems and she is currently working for Bombardier Transportation.