If you cannot visualize it on paper, than you cannot realize it on the computer.

Agreeing with this useful saying from my college professor, Charles Goslin, I start each design project, big and small with a pen and notebook. Well, you can choose to use a pencil instead of a pen. Well, you get my point.

In the past 2 years, I printed out gridded papers for design and concept development instead of using blank paper. I have created 2 versions in which you may download for your own use at the bottom. The printed slogan, “Never give up. Never give in.” is to help fight through those creative block moments. Recently, I decided to create MYDESIGNPAD Grid Notebook. Each notebook contains 220 gridded pages (120 sheets) and measures 5.25in. wide by 8.25in. tall. The notebooks will be available for sell in blue and pink starting October 2012 for only USD$14.99 each.

Please show support by buying one or more for yourself and for your designer friends and love ones. What do you think of this? At this price, would you buy it? How many would you buy? For who will you buy it for?

Inside Front Cover

Page Detail

Inside Back Cover With Folder

The Pink Version

Download free paper template here:

  1. Grid Paper
  2. Dot Paper

July 31st, 2012 | Blog | 39382 Views | 1 Comment ›

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  1. August 3rd, 2012

    Ava says:

    Looks nice and simple, I like it! I think it will be better if you make some more colors!

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