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Drawing For Product Designers - Intermediate - Concept Development to Visualising

Drawing For Product Designers - Intermediate - Concept Development to Visualising

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rock Galpin


You will learn and develop professional practical 'freehand' drawing skills that are essential for product, furniture and industrial designers. Freehand drawing skills can be applied to a variety of contexts. You can use them to express initial ideas to yourself or others, including brainstorming. You can also used them during later stages of design development and for freehand perspective drawings. Other applications include detail development drawings for presentation and communication to other professionals and 'client' marker rendered visualisation.

The course will be run by the established and practicing product and furniture designer Rock Galpin, with specialised tuition from an additional specialist in presentation illustration and marker techniques.

Who should take this course?

Product and furniture designers and students who feel that they need to learn or top up their freehand drawing skills in order to enhance their design communication and presentation skills.

Entry requirements: None

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Trained with 7 years design education, finishing at Central Saint Martins with an MA Industrial Design, Rock Galpin has set up a number of design companies including his current practice, Rock Galpin Studio, specialising in product and furniture design, founded in 2005, originating from Studio Orange, which he founded in 1995.

Rock has won a number of awards for his designs including The Laurent Perrier Design Award in 2005 and has been featured throughout the world in the press and TV alike.

Rock's clients include; Aram, Authentics, Boss Design, Frem, Diageo, Bartle Bogle & Hergarty, Covo, Candy & Candy, Connection Seating, Designers Guild, Heals, Purves & Purves, Weber Shandwick, Hill & Knowlton and Channel 4, The British Council, Conran Shop, Geoffrey Drayton, Bacardi Global Brands, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi. In addition, Rock's own brand collection of design/supply furniture supplies to several architects and interior designers such as BDP, Swanke Hayden Connell, Featherstone Young and Waugh Thistleton.

Combined with his studio practice, Rock Galpin has also taught on the BA Product Design course for over 20 years and is a mentor on MA Industrial Design and is one of the original short course tutors now running seven short courses/online courses in furniture and product design at Central Saint Martins.


Please bring the following to the first session:

  • A4 sketch book. Pens and pencils.
  • A laptop computer with Photoshop/Adobe Creative Suite loaded (not essential, but certainly useful).
  • A camera and facility to download images to your laptop. (good camera phone would work- not essential, but certainly useful)

Available dates