Sketchbook by Aaron Wansch

Ever wondered how a beautiful canvas or an artwork began its conception, it is in a form of a sketch. A sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not usually intended as a finished work. A sketch may serve as a record of something that the artist sees, it might develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of graphically demonstrating an image, idea or principle. Scroll through the sketch arts and enjoy!

This set shows a collection of ideation sketches from different design projects in the medical, packaging, transportation and consumer products area.

-Aaron Wansch



These sketches are usually used at the beginning of a project to quickly and efficiently gather various ideas and project directions. Sketch collages help to cluster similar
ideas and visually explore different directions. Some more refined sketches and renders are generally accomplished at a later stage of  a project to express certain formal characteristics, details or hint at colour and  finishing.

-Aaron Wansch


In general, most of the sketches were done with Sharpies (extra fine point), Prismacolor pens and Copic Markers (mostly neutral grey & accent colours). The collages were created in Photoshop and some textures, a background canvas and partially some light digital post-treatment was added.

-Aaron Wansch



Aaron Wansch is a driven industrial designer with a passion for human-centered design solutions and process-orientated product development. He is motivated about immersing himself into relevant problem areas in order to reveal inherent user insights and develop beautifully-crafted, holistic solutions that encourage positive change & enhance the human experience. Austrian-born, Aaron´s design career started at the age of eight, when he amazed his parents with elaborately crafted LEGO compositions and first wooden mockups. He later gained a BA in Design & Product Management from University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg as well as a MFA in Advanced Product Design from top-ranked Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. With 2+ years of professional in-house & consultancy experience in Europe, Asia and the United States, Aaron has been fortunate enough to design product & brand experiences for various international clients. His work has been awarded with multiple Red Dot & iF Concept Design Awards, and been recognized in the International Design Excellence Awards and James Dyson Design Award.

When not designing, Aaron loves to travel, explore the unknown, and cherishes the crackling sound of a needle touching a vinyl record anytime. See more of his artworks in Behance.