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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.

Steve Silbert, curator: Agile Coach, sketchnoter, author, living in Virginia.

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

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
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Sketchnoter's Stories you may like

My Sketchnote Collection by Joachim Schlosser @schlosi

This is one of the Joachim Schlosser's sketchnotes.

He wrote:

This is a collection of some of my sketchnotes. Feel free to pick a few or all, everything is under CC-BY-SA anyway.

Thank you so much, Mike, for inspiring us all to draw. My drawings may still be rough and not very visual, but with every talk or discussion I capture, it feels more natural and fluent.


Joachim, I pretty sure I can say thank YOU on Mike's  behalf. 

You say,

...My drawings may still be rough and not very visual...

please, allow me to disagree with you :-), as Mike says "Sketchnote is about IDEAS, not art" and I may add that if the purpose of a sketchnote is to deliver information, well, yours actually DO!

Thank you for sharing!

- Mauro



First Sketchnote: Lori B.

Here is an interesting work by Lori B.

She wrote:

I consider myself creative, but struggle with drawing. I'm attracted to doodling, sketchnoting, lettering and the like. I enjoy seeing your emails and listening to your podcasts. I too am a Wisconsinite!

The only way to get better is to start and then practice, practice, practice. is my first attempt at sketchnoting. I participated in a virtual HR conference and listened to several different speakers.

My notes still contain too much writing, but hopefully that will change as my sketchnoting library increases. Please share with me any other suggestions you have.

Thank you!

P.S. Go Pack Go!"


Lori, seems you already have identified two important aspect: practice and visual vocabulary!

My suggestion is to spend some time practicing specifically on visual elements like icons, arrows, separators and hand written typography. It worked for me and can tremendously improve your sketchnotes.

However, I like to strongly encourage you to actively join the sketchnote community. Open a twitter or instagram (better both :-) ) account and step in the conversation, post your works, ask for suggestions, in case mention me @xLontrax or Mike @rohdesign and we'll be very happy to introduce you.

You'll be surprised how open and supportive is this community.

See you out there!

- Mauro



World Sketchnote Day 2018!


Hey everyone, TODAY is World Sketchnote Day!

Mauro and I wanted to send out a note of encouragement to invite your participation in #SNDay2018 on Thursday, January 11th.

Because this is a community event, we invite you to celebrate World Sketchnote Day in your own way. Some ways to participate:

  • Share your photo, holding a sketchnote w/ hashtag #eyecontact
  • Create a sketchnote about how sketchnoting has changed your life
  • Teach a favorite sketchnoting technique to your followers
  • Share your favorite sketchnote and tell us why you love it
  • Share your photo wearing a sketchnote t-shirt

Remember to tag your posts on social media or your own sites with #SNDay2018 and mention @SketchnoteArmy so we can add them to the Live Blog on Thursday.

Live Blog Page

Mauro, Steve and I will be updating the Live Blog page throughout the day on Thursday, so keep this page in a browser tab and visit regularly to see what's happening:

Sketchnote Army Podcast

Mauro and I recorded a short podcast about World Sketchnote Day 2018, that you can listen to right here for inspiration:

Sketchnoters' Stories

What you did to celebrate #SNDay2018? Have your story featured on!

Just drop us a line using our contact form: we'll get in touch with you ASAP!


Here are some badges you can use to modify your photos on social media platforms, or print out to use as stickers:





See you out there on Thursday, January 11th for #SNDay2018!

- Mike and Mauro


World Sketchnote Day 2018: Eyecontact!!! #snday2018 #eyecontact

#eyecontact is AWESOME!


Ridge Sketchnoting Movie - Amy Panfalone @amy_panfalone 

We are happy to feature this awesome video shared by Amy Panfalone:

She wrote:

I teach seventh and eighth grade art in the Lakota School district near Cincinnati OH. I am new to the concept of sketchnoting but thought it would be a great activity to do with my students in art class to help them learn a valuable study technique for their other classes. The process was very successful, and I was even able to host a session for teachers at our most recent professional development day!

You can see all of the sketchnote done by the students on this blog post.

Thank you for sharing this, Amy! We look forward to see more about your project about Sketchnote: keep us posted!

- Mauro & Mike