In episode 49 I had the absolute pleasure to learn from Spencer Nugent. Spencer is well known in the Industrial Design community for his tremendous community content and sketching tutorials with his blog Sketch-A-Day. In the past, he worked at ASTRO Studios, Vivint Smart Home, and others. Currently, he is also an educator at Offsite, an education platform by Advanced Design. With Spencer we dive into: The importance of visualization for the design process how to stay motivated in creating community content How to drive business impact as a designer through visualization how sketching and dodging helps to align within a design process and helps you to “prototype” ideas the importance of visual thinking Diversity in design: what designers should do to tangle problems around inclusion and diversity Why it is critical to developing more diverse role models in the design community More about Spencer: Spencer Nugent is the founder of Sketch-A-Day, has been engaged in providing free, high-quality online design sketching tutorials and on-site sketch workshops since 2008. He has created an extensive online network and following within the Industrial Design community and continues to connect with students and design professionals via his online websites. His experience includes working at General Motors in Warren, Michigan, San Francisco-based design firm Astro Studios, heading up his own design consultancy, Studio T minus where he worked with several clients primarily in the consumer electronics and apparel industries. Spencer has worked with brands such as Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, BodyGlove, Adidas, Verifone, Kyocera Altec Lansing, Hasbro, Dell, Tupperware, and Motorola. Further, Spencer has been involved in managing the design for Vivint Smart Home. Most recently he started his business with 50/50 CreativeLabs as well as teaching at Offsite.