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The Driven to Draw Podcast will teach you how to solve problems visually, think outside the box, build your confidence, generate ideas, and innovate.

You'll hear from top creative artists, designers, engineers, and photographers who share their techniques to create products, broaden their creative abilities, and share the benefits of thinking visually.

No matter your background or area of expertise, Driven to Draw will be your constant motivator to help you become your best…and Unleash … Continue Reading >>
The Driven to Draw Podcast will teach you how to solve problems visually, think outside the box, build your confidence, generate ideas, and innovate.

You'll hear from top creative artists, designers, engineers, and photographers who share their techniques to create products, broaden their creative abilities, and share the benefits of thinking visually.

No matter your background or area of expertise, Driven to Draw will be your constant motivator to help you become your best…and Unleash the Creative Within! << Show Less
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DTD Podcast 13- Sketch Drive - The Future of Design Education with Martijn Van De Wiel DTD Podcast 13 - Sketchdrive - The Future of Design Education with Martijn Van De Wiel- Product Designer Martijn Van De Wiel discusses his new project using SKETCHDRIVE to help engage with students. Process and Topics discussed: How Martijn got into the field of Industrial Design Some of his influences growing up Early interest in how things work - Being Curious and Creating Sketching Animals and Plant First Experiences in Design Firms and working at Sundberg Ferar Disconnect between School and Work Environment Experience at Art Center and how it boosted Creativity SKETCHDRIVE - Keeping Students engaged Quick Demo using SKETCHDRIVE Enabling Effective Critiques where other students can learn from Advantages of using SKETCHDRIVE Is Design Work Art? How long it took to Create SKETCHDRIVE Is Online Education ready to Replace Mainstream College Institutions? Blended approach to Learning using a combination of Technology and cost reduction How Martijn stays motivated - Building a Company with SKETCHDRIVE and Surrounding oneself with Creatives Inspiration from his Daughter Martijns Ultimate Vision
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DTD Podcast 13- Sketch Drive - The Future of Design Education with Martijn Van De Wiel DTD Podcast 13 - Sketchdrive - The Future of Design Education with Martijn Van De Wiel- Product Designer Martijn Van De Wiel discusses his new project using SKETCHDRIVE to help engage with students. Process and Topics discussed: How Martijn got into the field of Industrial Design Some of his influences growing up Early interest in how things work - Being Curious and Creating Sketching Animals and Plant First Experiences in Design Firms and working at Sundberg Ferar Disconnect between School and Work Environment Experience at Art Center and how it boosted Creativity SKETCHDRIVE - Keeping Students engaged Quick Demo using SKETCHDRIVE Enabling Effective Critiques where other students can learn from Advantages of using SKETCHDRIVE Is Design Work Art? How long it took to Create SKETCHDRIVE Is Online Education ready to Replace Mainstream College Institutions? Blended approach to Learning using a combination of Technology and cost reduction How Martijn stays motivated - Building a Company with SKETCHDRIVE and Surrounding oneself with Creatives Inspiration from his Daughter Martijns Ultimate Vision
DTD Podcast 12- Stan Prokopenko from Artists to Successful Entrepreneur DTD Podcast 12 - Youtube Artist: Interview with Stan Prokopenko - From Artist to Successful Entrepreneur Often times when I see people on Youtube that I find interesting and a high degree of talent, I make a judgement what I "think" they are like in real life.  Stan Prokopenko, an artist and entrepreneur, is one of those special guests, that has completely exceeded my expectations on all fronts!  He epitomizes what most of us would consider being a "success." Which is enjoying and loving what you do and bringing an impactful change to peoples lives in the form of art education. This is an interview that will not only focus on Stan's journey to become a Master in the Art of Drawing/Painting but also his quest to provide people with top notch education in the visual arts.  It's a fascinating journey where he discusses all his successes, failures, influences, and other talents he has been able to leverage, to create a successful business in Art Education.
DTD Podcast 11 - Ask Arv 4- What is the Process of Designing a Car? DTD Podcast 11 - Ask Arv 4: What is the Process of Designing a Car?- Today's question comes from Sam.  Sam was curious to understand what the process was to design a car from concept to production. This is a hard question to answer in a single podcast and we could probably discuss several topics and talk for hours on each particular segment.  So I will do my best to break down what I know the process is.
DTD Podcast 10 - Ask Arv 3- Am I Too Old to Change my Career? Today's question comes from Jeff!  Jeff is 57 Years Old and asked me a very interesting question.  He wanted to know whether it is possible to change his career and enter into the field of Industrial Design or Automotive Design.
DTD Podcast 8 - Ask Arv - Is it too late to become a designer? We received a question from one of our friends inquiring about a career shift into automotive design.  Wasim wanted to know whether it was too late to become a designer.  
In this episode and our first Ask Arv Question, I will break down the steps to becoming a designer and the critical questions you need to ask yourself about a chosen career path.
DTD Podcast 9 - Ask Arv 2- Three Drawing Techniques you can apply to other subjects We received a question from Marcy who asked was not concerned about drawing cars.  She is a drawing hobbyists that wanted to know 3-5 drawing techniques that could be used in areas other then automobiles.
In this episode 2nd Ask Arv Question, I will break down the three techniques that can help you to expand your awareness and creativity in drawing.
DTD Podcast 7 - Jack of all Trades Master of Many? DTD Podcast 7 - Jack of all Trades Master of Many? - We are going to discuss a HIGHLY debatable topic today.  It's  about being an expert in many areas or in other words, a Jack of All Trades.
It's often been said that being a Jack of all Trades is a bad thing.  Why? Because you are not a master of anything and when you are in a corporate structure, you have to be skilled in a particular area in order to get hired for that job.  However, being a Jack of all Trades is not necessarily a bad thing as my think.  In fact it can help open your mind to new ideas and discover your true passions in life!
DTD Episode 6 - The 5 Stages to Creativity for Product Development DTD Podcast Episode 6 - Creativity is an illusive subject because many people talk about it but have no idea HOW or WHEN they can implement creativity.  However, when people think of creativity, what comes to mind is colorful illustrations, paintings, musicians, etc.. Creativity is a process however, and a process in which you are trying to solve a particular problem.  This process can be cultivated into your lifestyle and guide the way you think.  So on this episode, we are going to talk about a 5 Step process and give you some examples of people that have used something as simple as a napkin sketch to plant the seeds for a product.
DTD Episode 5 - Broadening your Creative Outlet w/John Bleau DTD Podcast Episode 5 - I thought it would be important to get a different perspective about art, design, and expanding your creativity.  There are several people out there that have fantastic skills and some people know how to use them in different ways.  Product Designer, John Bleau, is one of these people.  A graduate of College for Creative Studies, John talks about the path to becoming a designer and the journey to discover and broaden his creative outlet.
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