Graphic Design Tip: Sketch

Why is it important to sketch?

Early Concept Sketches Of Twitter’s Bird Logo from designtaxi.com

Sketching will spark ideas and can be done anywhere.

Start a project by brainstorming ideas and writing down whatever comes to mind.
Take time to shut down your laptops push aside the drawing, pick up a pencil or pen and paper and begin to sketch. Sketching captures thoughts, great ideas have come from rough sketches. As artists/designers we benefit from sketching by improving our drawing skills, discovering new skills and helps build confidence.

Here are few links to some of my favorite articles about the importance of sketching.
The Importance of Sketching: Oliver Barrett’s Moleskine
The Importance of Sketching in Creating a Successful Design Work
The Role of Sketching in the Design Process