If you’ve put in the time and effort to learn how to sketch quickly and draw beautifully, goes the unspoken theory, you’ve probably got the passion and dedication to be a good designer overall.

Coroflot’s Creative Seeds – Questioning the Cult of the Sketch

I wish more shops required designers to know how to sketch. Unfortunately, most take a vocational view and question whether a sketch will ever be a final deliverable. I think this Coroflot post underlines the value of draftsmanship that goes beyond it’s practical applications, its a demonstration of critical values and an essential part of design process, if not final output.