Spencer Nugent

Founder, Sketch-A-Day.com

Spencer Nugent is a Jamaican-born creator and educator, currently based in Salt Lake
City, UT.

Spencer is the founder of Sketch-A-Day.com and IDSKETCHING.COM, has been
providing free, high-quality online design sketching tutorial content and on-site
sketch workshops since 2008. He has created an extensive online network and
following within the Industrial Design community and continues to connect with students and design professionals via his online properties.

With his daily YouTube streams, he continues to share his passion for creating and
drawing on “Sketch-A-Day LIVE,” as well as the @sketchadaydotcom Instagram.

Spencer’s professional experience includes working at General Motors in Warren,
MI and Astro Studios in San Francisco, CA, and heading up his own design
consultancy, Studio Tminus, where he worked with several clients primarily in the
consumer electronics and apparel industries. Spencer has worked with brands such as
Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, BodyGlove, Adidas, Verifone, Kyocera Altec Lansing,
Hasbro, Dell, Tupperware, Motorola, and Vivint Smart Home.

Spencer has led workshops and presentations for many higher educational institutions
and corporate clients, including with designers at Adidas HQ, Herzogenaurach Germany, Apple Retail, LG, and Adobe MAX, and he and frequently presents on Adobe Live on Behance.net.

In 2020, Spencer was awarded IDSA’s Individual Achievement Award for his consistent work and passion in producing online educational content for industrial designers.

Most recently, Spencer has been running his design lab, 5050.design, where half his
time is dedicated to personal projects and the other half to client work.

Advance Your ID Career with Offsite

IDC Workshop

Sept 14, 2022

Founders Room

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Offsite is a 12-week online program disrupting design education that offers a real-world view of the design profession through the instruction of industry leaders. Filling the gap between academia and industry, Offsite covers those practical skill sets often lightly discussed in school but learned on the job, including: business of design: how stakeholders outside of the design studio affect design; design for manufacturing: showing the real world constraints of materials, processes, and cost; design discourse: developing productive opinions in speaking about design; CAD for visualization: giving students up-to-date rendering skills to best display their work; real world sketching: drawing a distinction between beautiful sketch art online and the real sketching designers use as a vehicle of communication; and professional self-presentation: putting all these components together to tell the story of a student’s work.

During this lecture, you'll get to hear from two of our instructors: Michael DiTullo, IDSA, and Spencer Nugent. You'll get a sneak peek at what Offsite is, how we foster community, what our curriculum looks like, and why we believe Offsite is helping close the gap between academia and industry.