Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers by Timothy O'donnellSketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers by Timothy O'donnell

Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers

byTimothy O'donnell

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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This book explores influential designers’ sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer’s thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices. Featured designers include Ralph Caplan, Nigel Holmes, Chris Bigg, Eva Jiricna, Jason Munn, Gary Baseman, Marian Bantjes, and many others.

Timothy O\u2019Donnell is design director for Johnson & Johnson\u2019s Global Strategic Design Office; his previous posts include working with Vaughan Oliver in London and MTV in New York.
Title:Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential DesignersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.62 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Rockport PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1592537340

ISBN - 13:9781592537341


Table of Contents



Jason Munn / The Small Stakes Oakland, California

Daljit Singh / Digit London

Richard Niessen / Niessen & DeVries Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marco Fiedler / Vier5 Paris

Gary Baseman / HotChaChaCha, Inc. Los Angeles

Sam Potts / Sam Potts, Inc. New York

Eva Jiricna / Eva Jiricna Architects London

Dave Eggers / McSweeney’s San Francisco

Sterling Brands New York

Rian Hughes / Device London

Q+A / James Victore / James Victore, Inc. Brooklyn, New York


Stefan G. Bucher / 344 Design Los Angeles

Chris Bigg Isle of Wight, England

Nigel Holmes Westport, Connecticut

Rob O’Connor / Stylorouge London

Davor Bruketa / Bruketa & Zinic Zagreb, Croatia

Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck / Birsel+Seck New York

Pablo Rubio Ordás / Erretres Diseño Madrid, Spain

Marian Bantjes British Columbia, Canada

Michael Bierut / Pentagram New York

Brian Taylor / Candykiller Dundee, Scotland

Q+A / Ralph Caplan New York


Masato Samata / Delaware Tokyo, Japan

Paul Fuog / The Co-Op Melbourne, Australia

Morag Myerscough / Studio Myerscough London

Johnny Hardstaff London

Frank W. Ockenfels 3 and Frederick Green Los Angeles

Mar Hernández / Malota Projects Valencia, Spain

Stephen Doyle / Doyle Partners New York

Mirko Ilic´ / Mirko Ilic´ Corp. New York

Lance Wyman / Lance Wyman, Ltd. New York

Jamie Delaney Dublin, Ireland

Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross / Catalogtree Arnhem, The Netherlands

Q+A / Frank R. Wilson, M.D. Portland, Oregon


The sketches behind the creation of this book


Notes + Acknowledgments

About the Author