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Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

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 Systematic Inventive Thinking lecture captured by Navin Harish @navinh

Here is a work by Navin Harish .

He wrote:

Last week, I attended a session by Eli Itin on SIT — Systematic Inventive Thinking where we discussed how we lose our creativity as we grow up and how we can unlearn the non creative behaviour.

I do love the creativity chart. Great work Navin!

- Mauro



The Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 4, Episode 3: Federica Tabone

Federica Tabone

This week Mike Rohde is joined by Federica Tabone, a Psychologist who uses creative expressions like sketchnoting in her work to help businesses and students develop their soft skills with experiential learning.


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  • Intro
  • Federica’s origin story
  • How Federica uses Sketchnotes in her work
  • Sketchnotes as a visual map of the consultation
  • The Power of holding a marker
  • Showing progress via sketchnotes
  • Sketchnotes for self evaluation
  • Tools
  • Analog over digital
  • 6 Tips
  • How to get started using sketchnotes in a conversation



  1. Keep it simple - just use a few lines
  2. Stay Big - use large fonts to stress importance
  3. Leave some white space - it helps frame icons and words


  1. You don’t have to be a design, just use sketchnoting in your everyday life
  2. Find your style - font, color
  3. Be more familiar with using Sketchnotes in everyday life - in meetings, planning a trip etc.


Sketchnote Samples:

Coaching Sketchnote example by F Tabone 1

Coaching Sketchnote example by F Tabone 2


Special thanks to Christopher Wilson for the show notes!

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First Sketchnote on iPad: Julia Steier @jksteier

With this beautiful sketchnote by Julia Steier we start a new series to feature the first attempts at sketchnoting digitally!

She wrote:

First sketchnote with my iPad. I took this during a meetup last week. You can find an animated video here:

Just... wow!

Well done Julia.

- Mauro


First Sketchnote: Patrick

A great work by Patrick.

He wrote:

"First attempt at sketchnoting. Used Evan Carmichael's YouTube video ""Simon Sinek's Top 10 Rules for Success"" (@simonsinek) as the source. "

A fantastic first sketchnote!

Too bad Patrick didn't send us any references to follow his progress.

Hey Patrick, keep us posted!

- Mauro



"A simple way to break a Habit": TedTalk captured by Bhavish Ahuja @bhavishahuja

Here is a work by Bhavish Ahuja .

He captured the Judson Brewer MD PhD "A simple way to break a Habit " Ted Talk .

Excellent sketchnote Bhavish!

Thank you for sharing.

- Mauro