David Drazil

David Drazil

Founder

Sketch Like An Architect

Prague

David Drazil is a young architect, who loves to sketch. With passion for visual presentation of architecture, he’s sharing freebies and educational resources on how to #SketchLikeAnArchitect.

During his architectural studies, both in the Czech Republic and Denmark, David Drazil found his passion in the visual presentation of architecture – namely architectural sketching, visualisations, animation, and virtual reality.

In 2016, David graduated from Aalborg University in Denmark with a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Architecture and Design. David has gained working experience from both Czech and Danish studios, such as Cigler Marani Architects, KHR Architecture, and Danielsen Architecture.

David Drazil has a successful online presence on his website SketchLikeAnArchitect.com and on Instagram – by sharing daily tips & tricks on architectural sketching, David has built a community of over 100k fans.

Today, his work includes online and live teaching, speaking at universities and conferences, architectural and graphic design projects, and multiple collaborations including sketching apps for iPad called Morpholio and ShadowDraw.

Here is a little preview of our interview with David:

This week’s interview is with David Drazil, the founder of Sketch Like an Architect, who, frustrated and dissatisfied with his prospects as a graduate architect, decided on a new direction when he took his advanced skills in architectural sketching and built upon them his business.

David’s story is an inspiring one and one which demonstrates that using one’s individual skill set to build a thriving, successful enterprise is entirely possible and achievable, even as a young architect at an early point in one’s career. And this, crucially, without the several years of hard graft that’s a common prerequisite for graduate architects prior to securing their first project or client.

In our interview, David explains how his architectural sketching endeavor, Sketch Like an Architect, initially came to be and how he later developed it into a business that is now his full-time job and primary source of income.

Read the full article here…

Articles featuring David Drazil

Architectural Sketching: Teaching a Skill and Building a Business with David Drazil

This week’s interview is with David Drazil, the founder of Sketch Like an Architect, who, frustrated and dissatisfied with his prospects as a graduate architect, decided on a new direction when he took his advanced skills in architectural sketching and built upon them his business. David’s story is an inspiring one and one which demonstrates […]

Quotes from David Drazil

  • "I’m not a big believer in talent. […] I’m a big believer in putting in the effort and hard work, and really practicing to hone a skill."
  • "But I truly believe that there’s a huge amount of value in analogue, in hand sketching, and that it’s an important skill that we can still utilize and benefit from even today."
  • "So if your aim is to get more leads and more clients, then you should put out content that is focused on and targeted at these clients. Not targeted at other architects."
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