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Industrial Designer Michael DiTullo's Thoughts on Sketching

While the folks at Freethink had the cameras rolling for that video on Jonathan Ward and Icon, they captured participating designer Michael DiTullo talking about sketching. Not all of that footage was relevant to the Icon video, so they spliced it together into this short-'n-sweet video capturing DiTullo's thoughts on sketching: Says DiTullo: "[Sketching] isn't a talent anymore than learning to speak French is a talent. It is a skill that is cultivated overtime through discipline and practice."...
Tags: Design, Sketching, Jonathan Ward, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Freethink


Design vs. Disposability: The Icon Approach

The folks over at Freethink have put together a killer video on Jonathan Ward's Icon. This one isn't just drooling over the cars and Ward's legendary attention to design detail; instead they ask the larger question, what if this level of thought, design, future-proofing and craftsmanship were applied to all products? What would that do to our perceptions of disposability and long-term use?"They're taking a 40 year old car," says a familiar voice in the video, "and essentially preparing it for it...
Tags: Design, Object Culture, Ward, Jonathan Ward, Michael DiTullo, Freethink, Jonathan Ward Founder of Icon Ward


How to Collaborate with a Superstar and Other Design Career Insights – Natalie Candrian Speaks with Michael DiTullo

How do young designers navigate their way in the corporate design world post graduation? Natalie Candrian lays out one course, her own, which took her from Art Center to Adidas, to Nike and then on to her own consultancy.Insights and anecdotes include finding confidence through immersion, discovering the social fabric behind teamwork, time collaborating with Maria Sharapova while at Nike, and the stretches necessary to work on one's own as an independent designer.The second episode of season o...
Tags: Design, Interviews, Sports, Nike, Adidas, Footwear, Maria Sharapova, Michael DiTullo, 1to1, Natalie Candrian, Natalie Candrian Host Designer


Knives, Entrepreneurial Design and Nike - The James Brand Founder Ryan Coulter Speaks with Michael DiTullo

We are proud to announce a seven episode series featuring long-time Core77 contributor Michael DiTullo, speaking "1:1" with designers about their work and professional journeys.The series kicks off with Ryan Coulter of The James Brand. Ryan and Michael dive deep on subjects including time at Nike, getting started in the profession, being a manager, made-to-order manufacturing and "carving" out room for a brand in a competitive space. We hope you follow along on Youtube, you can subscribe here.
Tags: Podcast, Design, Interviews, Nike, Michael, Michael DiTullo, Industrial Design Tips, Ryan Coulter, 1to1, James Brand Founder Ryan Coulter Speaks, James Brand Ryan


2019's New & Notable Low-Tech Objects

Now that the term "product design" has been hijacked to refer to those who create "digital experiences," we wanted to remember that plenty of folks still equate it with physical, low-tech objects. Here's some of the standouts that we spotted this year.Japanese manufacturer Balmuda designed a desk lamp for sketching, based on design features found in no-glare surgeon's lamps.No one's yet cracked the problem of the easy-to-carry bike helmet, so there's no incumbent form factor. This makes the area...
Tags: Design, Object Culture, Carpenter, Marc Newson, Jonathan Ward, Michael DiTullo, Balmuda, Karen Wang, Duesey Watch


The Maximum Viable Product

This essay was originally published by Michael DiTullo on LinkedInDuring the summer I drove from San Diego, CA to Portland, OR with my wife and dog. We stopped off in Redding, California, specifically to experience the Calatrava designed pedestrian bridge that crosses the Sacramento River and connects two portions of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. All thanks to my wife and partner, Kristina, who plans all of our travel. Not only is the bridge stunning, like all Calatravas, it is also the world...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Sacramento River, Architecture, Santiago, Portland, Redding, Essay, Enzo, San Diego CA, Kristina, Redding California, Michael DiTullo, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Sundial Bridge


Post Nike Sneaker Fiasco, a Footwear Design Expert Shares How and Why Basketball Shoes Can Fail

Keep the below image in the back of your head for the next few minutes, as we'll be dissecting how and why Duke basketball player Zion Williamson's pair of Nike PG 2.5 basketball sneakers literally fell apart on court during a recent game: Image via Business Insider Ever since the incident went down, we've been wondering how, from a technical design standpoint, a pair of quality tested sneakers could have come apart this way during a game. To get the inside scoop, we consulted industrial desig...
Tags: Design, Washington, Nike, Jordan, Chris Webber, Duke, Eva, Sneakers, Don, MJ, Gillies, Hammell, Design News, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Zion Williamson


Carpenter's M18 Field Watch, Designed by Michael DiTullo

Industrial designer Laurens de Rijke's driver's watch drew strong reader interest last week. And speaking of ID'ers and wristwatches, here's another elegantly-designed timepiece: Carpenter's M18 Field Watch, designed by Michael DiTullo, coming out later this month.Whereas the face of your average field watch can get a little busy, with the M18 "the goal was to create something so minimal and quiet that it asks for your attention," DiTullo explains. The face is inspired by classic Modernist cl...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Michael, Object Culture, Carpenter, Lume, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Laurens de Rijke, Miyota 821A, Carpenter Watches, Neil Carpenter


Our Favorite Interviews with Designers and Creatives in 2018

This year we got to sit down (and Skype down) with some incredible creatives. We were interested in not only what these people do, but what their thinking process is and how they gained their current positions. Here's a rundown of our favorite interviews from this year on these topics and more. An Interview with Michael DiTullo, Part 1 The story of how the successful industrial designer climbed multiple ladders to wind up principal of his own design firm. "Sometimes young students talk to me abo...
Tags: Design, Skype, Belkin, Ward, Schwarz, Design Business, Christopher Schwarz, Jonathan Ward, Michael DiTullo, David Kleeman Belkin, Oliver Seil Belkin


Flotspotting: Leslie Montes' Minimalist Kumiki Furniture Collection

Two furniture trends we've been seeing: 1) Mid-century modern knockoffs,2) Upstart designers attempting to make things that are different, just for the sake of being different. So it's a breath of fresh air to see industrial designer Leslie Montes' back-to-basics Kumiki furniture collection. Here's why we like it:It uses real wood. The wood is not pretending to be something else. The wood is not dressed up to prettify it in an artificial way. The material is allowed to be beautiful in its ow...
Tags: Japan, Design, Furniture Design, Madrid Spain, Bfa, Kyushu, University of Kansas, Kyushu University, Montes, Michael DiTullo, Doshisha University, Leslie Montes, Kumiki, Istituto Europeo di Design, Nihongo Montes


Leslie Montes' Attractive and Honest Kumiki Furniture Collection

Two furniture trends we've been seeing: 1) Mid-century modern knockoffs,2) Upstart designers attempting to make things that are different, just for the sake of being different. So it's a breath of fresh air to see industrial designer Leslie Montes' back-to-basics Kumiki furniture collection. Here's why we like it:It uses real wood. The wood is not pretending to be something else. The wood is not dressed up to prettify it in an artificial way. The material is allowed to be beautiful in its ow...
Tags: Japan, Design, Furniture Design, Madrid Spain, Bfa, Kyushu, University of Kansas, Kyushu University, Montes, Michael DiTullo, Doshisha University, Leslie Montes, Kumiki, Istituto Europeo di Design, Nihongo Montes


What Are Your Home Studio Must-Haves?

Core77 discussion boards moderator PackageID (Justin Coble) recently posted an interesting (and likely relatable for many of you) request on the boards: "I am about to start a new gig, and I will be split between working in the office and at home. I have never really been a working from home kind of person, so I need to set up a home studio. I have planned to take over my basement and wanted to reach out to all of you out there that have home studios to see what you would say are the 'must haves...
Tags: Design, Forum Frenzy, Herman Miller, Eames Lounge, Ikea PAX, Michael DiTullo, Justin Coble, David Sipress, Chris Haar


Michael DiTullo on Why Designers Shouldn't Limit Themselves to a Single Product Category

This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" , a one-day event aimed to equip attendees with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce and promote their products or services. Throughout his professional career, seasoned industrial designer Michael DiTullo has put an emphasis on designing everything instead of pigeonholing himself into a single category. This mentality has n...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Nike, Brooklyn, Ibm, John, Cia, Sears, Frog, Michael, Designer Profiles, LLC, Raymond Loewy, Haan, Sound United, Hartmut Esslinger


The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ Returns Tomorrow Night in San Francisco

The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment is back, and this time the Fight Club of Design is taking over San Francisco's Automated Vehicles Symposium to bring you a night of hardcore live automotive sketching.Currently held four times a year during the Detroit Auto Show, the Los Angeles Auto Show the Las Vegas SEMA show and now in San Francisco, the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment is an automotive design sketching competition and creative community party, where today's and tomorrow's motor in...
Tags: Design, Cars, San Francisco, Events, Competition, Las Vegas, Sketching, SEMA, Michael DiTullo, Brook Banham, Frank Schwartz, Detroit Auto Show the Los Angeles Auto Show, Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, Middlecott Sketchbattle, San Francisco Sketchbattle, Tim Kentley Klay


Hector Silva Tells the Story of How Advanced Design Sketching and SQ1CON Came to Be

Advanced Design Sketching (ADS) is getting ready to host their second SQ1CON in Chicago this July 13 and 14 after a successful inaugural event last year. What began as industrial designer Hector Silva's pipe dream in grad school, ADS has now evolved into a multifaceted non-profit that puts on sketching conferences and workshops and offers a free video library on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, featuring sketching videos from some of the most notable industrial designers of our time. At its cor...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Facebook, Design, Instagram, Chicago, Autodesk, Conferences, Jony Ive, Eventbrite, Designer Profiles, Sketching, Wacom, University Of Illinois, Nicholas Baker, Silva


Yo! C77 Sketch: Tips for Rendering Chrome

Chrome can be a tricky thing to draw. The temptation is always to over do it. In this video I'll show you a light and easy chrome technique that shows off the reflective, metallic nature of it without overdoing it.  As always, if you have any questions or comments on the techniques shown, leave them in the comments below. What other techniques would you like to see? Yo! C77 Sketch is a video series from Core77 forum moderator and prolific designer, Michael DiTullo. In these tutorials, D...
Tags: Design, Materials, Sketching, Michael DiTullo, Yo! C77 Sketch


Yo! C77 Sketch: How to Add Texture to Your Sketches

Many of my analog sketches have this great texture to them. The secret is a piece of mesh textile that I put below the surface of the sketch that transfers through by rubbing the paper with a colored pencil. I show off the technique in this shoe sketch. Give it a try in your drawings and tag us if you post it on instagram.  As always, if you have any questions or comments on the techniques shown, leave them in the comments below. What other techniques would you like to see? Yo! C77 Sket...
Tags: Design, Sketching, Michael DiTullo, Yo! C77 Sketch


Sketch Tutorial: Michael DiTullo Takes a Pass at USPS Delivery Truck Prototype

For several years now, the U.S. Postal Service has been running their Next Generation Delivery Vehicle initiative in a bid to replace their aging fleet. Six manufacturers were chosen to submit roughly 50 prototypes (total, not each) and the USPS is now quietly testing all of them, in actual use, in Arizona, Michigan and Virginia.Autoblog spotted one of the prototypes created by Turkish manufacturer Karsan: The thing is butt-ugly, and industrial designer Michael DiTullo couldn't help himself--...
Tags: Design, Cars, Usps, U S Postal Service, Arizona Michigan, Michael DiTullo, Virginia Autoblog, Karsan


Yo! C77 Sketch: How to Simulate Woodgrain in a Sketch

When sketching furniture or architecture it helps to be able to simulate woodgrain. In this video I'll use a simple coffee table design to show you how I add woodgrain to a sketch. I use several tones of markers, pen, and white pencils to achieve this affect.  As always, if you have any questions or comments on the techniques shown, leave them in the comments below. What other techniques would you like to see? Yo! C77 Sketch is a video series from Core77 forum moderator and prolific des...
Tags: Design, Sketching, Michael DiTullo, Yo! C77 Sketch


Yo! C77 Sketch: Digitally Rendering a Shoe

To bring the fidelity of a sketch up just a little bit, I'll render it digitally. In this video I'll take a simple ballpoint pen drawing of a shoe and show you how I simulate color, form, and texture in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. As always, if you have any questions or comments on the techniques shown, leave them in the comments below. What other techniques would you like to see? Yo! C77 Sketch is a video series from Core77 forum moderator and prolific designer, Michael DiTullo. I...
Tags: Design, Sketching, Wacom, Michael DiTullo, Yo! C77 Sketch


Auto Design Sketch Challenge Results: Completing Preston Tucker's Split-Cab Pickup Truck Concept

Earlier we showed you a sketch for an unusual pickup truck from Preston Tucker's archives, and asked you to complete the design. Here are the results, in alphabetical order by last name, with captions from those who provided them: By Michael DiTullo: "A quick side cab sketch to get this party started." DiTullo also recorded his sketch process, so you can see how it all came together: By Steven Madsen: "3/4 view from the other side. Threw in a small crane for lifting heavy loads." ...
Tags: Design, Cars, Preston Tucker, Michael, Sketching, Tucker, Eric Strebel, Schubart, Michael DiTullo, Strebel, DiTullo, Steven Madsen, Thomas Parel, Adan Schubart


An Interview with Michael DiTullo, Part 2: How He Overcame the Setbacks All Designers Face

In Part 1 of this interview, we followed Michael DiTullo's career path from unruly student to principal of his own firm. It wasn't an easy-breezy path; you don't rise to the position of Design Director at 30, then Chief Design Officer before your 40s, as DiTullo did, without encountering difficulties and setbacks. And just like when you're designing an object, when you're navigating a business environment you have to understand how things really work and how the parts fit together in order to ac...
Tags: Hollywood, Design, Nike, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright, Kristina, Raymond Loewy, Herman Miller, Design Business, Jonathan Ward, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Del Mar School, Stuart -LSB- Constantine Core77, Raymond Loewy Frank Lloyd Wright Walter Teague


An Interview with Michael DiTullo, Part 1: How He Designed His Way to Success

It was turning out to be a bad Valentine's Day for Michael DiTullo, rebellious design student. Having pissed off the wrong people one too many times, he learned he was being kicked out of the Industrial Design department at RISD. Furious, he confronted the department head and told him he refused to leave. A screaming match ensued.Hours later DiTullo, now calm, showed up at a Greek restaurant called Andreas carrying a red rose. It matched the deep red of his date Kristina's hair, which was cut as...
Tags: New York, Design, Pinterest, San Francisco, Nike, Connecticut, Michael Jordan, Chrysler, Jordan, Bob, Nissan, Pacific Ocean, Sephora, Michael, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bfa


Introducing the Layer Knife, Designed for Leucadia by Michael DiTullo

Now that he's established his own design consultancy, veteran industrial designer and Core77's own Michael DiTullo has been branching out into areas of design he's been wanting to explore. "I really love the kitchen space, and I haven't gotten to do many things in that space," DiTullo says, "so I'm super excited about the Layer Knife." One of his consultancy's first projects, the Layer Knife was designed for Leucadia Custom Knives and has just been unveiled. Leucadia makes high-end knives,...
Tags: Design, Object Culture, Micarta, Leucadia, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Leucadia Custom Knives


The Best of Footwear Design in 2017 

Our list of the top twelve footwear stories from 2017 includes everything from sneaker sketches to the adidas Futurecraft 4D to the Flyknit sports bra. We're already wondering what curious designs will be brought to the table next year. Tom Sachs collaborated with Nike for the second edition of the Mars Yard shoe, proving that failure in the design process can lead to future success. Netflix's Art of Design series put designers at the forefront of everyone's attention this year. We reviewe...
Tags: Design, Sports, Nike, Netflix, Brooklyn, Year In Review, Sneakers, Hatfield, Tom Sachs, Sketching, Michael DiTullo, Storelli, Mars Yard


Michael DiTullo Shares his "Sh!t My Friends Make" Ultimate Gift Guide

For more than 20 years Michael has been designing iconic products and brand experiences for some of the best brands in the world including Nike, Google, Motorola, Honda, and Hasbro. Located a block from the Pacific Ocean, his studio focuses on industry leading halo projects across autonomous automotive, consumer electronics, travel, mobile devices, wearables, toys and conceptual Hollywood entertainment projects.View the full content here
Tags: Hollywood, Design, Hasbro, Pacific Ocean, Michael, Michael DiTullo, Ultimate Gift Guide, Nike Google Motorola Honda


Kickstarter Announces Drip: A New Online Platform Where You Can Kickstart Yourself

Kickstarter has been all about inventive products and the stories behind them since day one. By now, we all know the basics of how the crowdfunding platform works—designer thinks of groundbreaking idea but needs funding, designer creates Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness and funding, designer either earns enough funding or doesn't, which is important due to Kickstarter's all-or-nothing funding policy. But what would this format look like if it were creator-focused instead of product-focuse...
Tags: Spotify, Design, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneur, Kickstarter, Ux, Drip, Debbie Millman, Design News, Perry Chen, Design Business, Michael DiTullo, Spencer Nugent While Kickstarter, Kickstarter Drip


Fine Tune Your Sketching Skills at Advanced Design Sketching's SQ1CON Conference

To help designers of all levels fine tune their sketching skills, Advanced Design Sketching (in partnership with Autodesk) will be hosting SQ1CON, a two-day conference specifically focused on design sketching. The Advanced Design Sketching organization began as a small summer workshop for a handful of design students, but the students and instructors agreed there should a next step. From there, SQ1CON was born. The event will be held in downtown Chicago at the Motorola Mobility HQ and UIC School...
Tags: Design, Events, Chicago, Autodesk, Conferences, Sketching, Spencer Nugent, Michael DiTullo, Advanced Design Sketching, Motorola Mobility HQ, UIC School of Design, Rapid Visualization Visual Communication Marker


Yo! C77 Sketch: Drawing a Motorcycle in Perspective

I've gotten a few requests to draw a motorcycle in perspective. Sometimes I think you guys just want to torture me with asking for the most difficult things to draw! I find motorcycles difficult for two reasons. First, they are incredibly complex mechanically. Showing all of those mechanics in an accurate enough manner to be believable is a challenge. Second, the archetype of the object itself is rather flat with a lot of relief detail. Getting that to feel right in perspective takes practice. ...
Tags: Design, Cars, Sketching, Michael DiTullo, Yo! C77 Sketch


Yo! C77 Sketch: Drawing a Watch in Perspective

I've been noticing a lot of people sketching watches, and I thought it was worth it to work up a quick demo. Watches are challenging because they are basically a system of ellipses in space. Have you noticed how almost every demo in the last 9 videos I've done involves ellipses in space? It is important to practice these. There are a lot of great videos on basic ellipse construction. Make sure you are practicing them so you can believably work them into sketches. With a watch, you have elli...
Tags: Accessories, Design, Sketching, Michael DiTullo