Sketching I

Hector Silva

This comprehensive course in industrial design sketching takes you from the fundamentals of putting pen to paper to mastering advanced techniques. It focuses on using sketch rendering to bring design objects to life, emphasizing their form and function. The course includes freehand sketching for ideation and thumbnail sketches, as well as shading, form development through rendering, and techniques in orthographic projection for precise technical drawings. You'll also learn two-point perspective to improve spatial understanding. Throughout, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to effectively communicate and express your design ideas visually using sketching as a key tool.

Offsite Student

Offsite Student is designed for beginners, meaning that individuals without a design background are eligible and encouraged to enroll in this course.


Tuesday 9–11:30am CST

Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication: Clearly and compellingly present concepts through visual means.

  • Creative Expression: Showcase creativity in design, conceptualization, and artistic expression.

  • Skill Mastery: Enhance and perfect artistic abilities through consistent practice and application.
  • Problem-Solving Techniques: Choose the most suitable methods, tools, and technologies for concept expression.

  • Personal Exploration: Identify personal learning styles and areas of strength.

  • Progress Assessment: Engage in self and peer evaluations to track advancement towards these objectives.

Hector Silva

Hector Silva, an industrial designer and educator, specializes in creating innovative designs for everyday objects, with a recent focus on food design through his own studio, H Design. Collaborating with top brands like Crate & Barrel and Nickelodeon, Hector applies his expertise to a range of fields from toys to housewares. As a seasoned design educator with over eight years of experience, he has taught at prestigious institutions like the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, the Academy of Art University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning the title of Young Educator of the Year from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
Driven by a deep commitment to accessible design education, Hector Silva founded the nonprofit Advanced Design (AD), an organization highly acclaimed and awarded the Special Achievement Award by IDSA for revolutionizing design education and making it more inclusive. Under his guidance, AD has grown substantially, bridging the gap between students and industry professionals, thus fostering a community focused on design excellence. Additionally, Hector initiated Offsite, an experimental design school that transcends traditional academic approaches to design education. This cutting-edge program, tailored to meet industry demands, is led by prominent figures in the design industry. Offsite's mission is to provide students with crucial skills and mentorship, preparing them for successful careers and offering ongoing professional support.

© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724

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© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724