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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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Sermon notes by Claire Khoo

Enjoy this beautiful sketchnote by Claire Khoo !

She wrote:

I was late to church that day and the pastor was halfway through his sermon. Thankfully he had a slide that referenced the seven signs of the messiah and so I quick decided on the layout of the sketchnote. Took down the main points in rough pencil and got back to sketch the entire thing again. Am quite pleased with this one, lots of reminders and proper referencing to various verses in the bible. 

Love it!

Thanks for sharing with us, Claire!

- Mauro



Women in Consulting South Bay meetup sketchnoted by Deb Aoki

Content Marketing 1

Here is page 1 of a 3 pages sketchnote Deb Aoki captured  from a presentation about content marketing by Barbara Nelson at the Women in Consulting South Bay meetup in January. 

you can find here Page 2 and Page 3 .

Awesome work, Deb!

- Mauro



TEDxNaperville Flag Design: Wes Douglas 

Here is an interesting work by Wes Douglas.

He wrote:

As the artist-in-residence for @tedxnaperville on November 6th, I was asked to create one flag design representing each speaker's presentation in real time (meaning I had 18 minutes per sketch).

I have included my designs here because I feel that the principles of good flag design also apply to sketch noting. Here is what constitutes good flag design according to the North American Vexillological Association:

1. Keep It Simple: a child should be able to draw your design from memory.

2. Use Meaningful Symbols: the flag's images, colors and patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.

3. Use 2-3 Basic Colors

4. No Lettering, Crests or Seals: if you need to spell out what your flag represents, your symbolism has failed.

5. Be Distinctive or Related: Avoid using designs from other flags. Each flag should have its own story to tell.

One thing I noticed is that the most well designed flags also come with a lot of publicity to promote their story. At TEDx Naperville, I did not have such luxury so the organizer allowed me to write a little.

Great tips!

Thanks for sharing with us, Wes!

- Mauro




A Sketchnote about the Sketchnote Master Mike Rohde: Kismet Dyment

Mauro and I both love this sketchnote by Kismet Dyment.

He writes:

This is a Sketchnote about Mike Rohde! I tuned in to Mike's interview on The Power of Visual Note Taking with Mike Rohde podcast and started to sketch as I listened. I was interested in his life and decided I would best learn and retain the basic facts if I sketchnoted it! I have been sketchnoting things ever since! I love sketchnoting! Thanks, Mike!

Outstanding work Kismet!

- Mauro

Kismet, this is so very meta and very cool. Thank you for capturing my conversation on the podcast - it's really fun to see what you picked up and turned into a sketchnote!

- Mike


Company Retreat sketchnoted by Matthiasm Wolf

Retreat 2015-1

Here is the first sketchnote of a series of 5 by Matthiasm Wolf .

He wrote:

I creted these five pages during one of our company's retreats last year in January. Although the content might not be that interesting anymore I like to have a look at the notes from time to time.

You can see whole series on Matthias' Album on Flickr

Thanks for sharing, Matthias!

- Mauro