Known for his many design sketching videos over the years ranging from basic perspective and rendering techniques to strategies for developing ideas quickly, industrial designer Spencer Nugent has long been heralded as a savior in an industry that puts sketching skills on such a high pedestal.

But nearly just as important as having a row of sharp Prismacolors and a fresh stack of markers, one of the most critical components for successful design sketching is one’s workspace – or in Spencer’s case, a hybrid design sketching lab and home recording studio.

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the camera for all of his sketching videos, here’s Nugent laying it down for one his latest Sketch-a-Day videos:

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…and for good measure, here’s one of his latest iPad Pro sketching demos:

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Be sure to check out the rest of Nugent’s extensive sketching tutorial library over at the Sketch-a-Day channel.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.