The Power of Paper

Nikhil Desai
Jan 28 · 2 min read

“Drawing, I think, is an act of meditation. Because as you give it form and you draw it’s lines, and it’s textures, and then it’s colors, it sort of tells you what it wants to become.”

— Neri Oxman, MIT Media Labs Professor, Abstract: The Art of Design; 5:00

Storyboard of Animation
Storyboard Sketches of Animations on My Personal Site, Nikhil Designs

Sketching out ideas on paper can be one of the quickest, most convenient ways to communicate problems. When dealing with the world of product design; the faster a team is on the same page, the sooner an idea can be realized. While I enjoy my drawing tablet as much as the next designer, when first meeting a client I bring only a pen and paper. Besides freeing me from a myriad of pen selections, the lack of devices allows me to focus on the conversation on a more personal level. If the conversation is particularly technical, or involves a large number of stakeholders, I’ll record the audio with my phone.

scrawled notes on an art client
Sketches and Notes for a client; These scrawling weren’t needed for communicating ideas, only personal recall.

My favorite tools for learning to draw are Draw a Box and Proko. Thank you for your reading time, enjoy your day!

business explanation sketch
Explaining an NFT-based music service

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I’m a Developer and Designer interested in future technology, music, culinary arts, and finding the best UX practices to design impactful experiences.

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