This notebook design was inspired by my disorganized, cluttered sketchbook. The goal was to create a sketchbook with its own dividers, much like a series of mini sketchbooks combined under one form.
The book is hand-bound with 5 signatures (3 in the front and 2 in the back) saddle-sewn between a long accordion folded sheet. The format allows for various drawing approaches; when collapsed together, it may be used front to back like a regular book. When expanded open, it reveals its entire length with the ability to draw and reference content from several chapters at once.
In school I used to have a separate sketchbook for each subject, but since starting work I carry one sketchbook with me and doodle all my process in one place.
Often times I find I’m juggling several different design projects at a time, whether it’s personal work, work work, or random doodles. My sketchbook became really cluttered and disorganized, I would start sketches at random pages, sandwich other projects in-between, forget where specific notes were, estimate how many blank pages I should leave for sketches for this project so I can start sketches for the next project.
With this notebook, I hoped to organize my process work - spend less time searching through the notes and more time drawing!