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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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EARTH DAY 2016 - Take Action Like a Sketchnoter!

At Sketchnote Army, we focus on the whole person—the mind, and body. We also believe that as humans we are part of the earth we live on. That's why in our terms & conditions statement we say: is family friendly and we are inspired and support the important values of life. 

Friday, is an opportunity to encourage the whole Sketchnoting Community to join us and celebrate 

Earth Day 2016


Here 5 sketchnote ideas:

  • How much paper you need to recycle to save a tree?
  • Everyday actions that can save our Earth
  • Track your electricity use for a day and create a data-visualization
  • What can make your home or workplace more Environmentally Friendly?
  • Earth Day IS NOT a one day affair: what are your long term resolutions?


    And 3 ways to Take Action:

  • First and foremost: Sketchnote frugally!!! Recycle the backs of old printer paper and one of those pencil stubs we all have in the back of out bags/backpacks/drawers
  • Go through your old notebooks and "fill the blanks" (those pages you left behind!)
  • Share, Share, Share your sketchnotes about Earth Day to create awareness

    As usual we heartily encourage you all to share your sketchnotes, ideas and feelings with us.

    Happy Earth Day!

    - Mike and Mauro






    Susie Larson's talk at the Appleton Alliance 2016 Women's Retreat by Jill Bailey

    This is the first of a series of sketchnotes Jill Bailey captured from Susie Larson's talk "Through God's Eyes" at the Appleton Alliance 2016 Women's Retreat. 

    She wrote:

    The sketchnotes are my interpretations from sessions at a spiritual Women's retreat, but I also relate a lot of it to my art classroom in my blog post.

    Don't miss the other sketchnote and whole post on Jill's Blog

    I truly love the use of trais to create shadows and make things stand out!

    Beautiful work, Jill!

    - Mauro 



    First Sketchnote: Koen Colpaert

    Sketchnote about me

    An interestig work by Koen Colpaert .

    He wrote:

    In my professional life I have been involved in data visualization for some time now, the idea of presenting complex ideas in a visual manner is just one step away. This was my first attempt after reading The Sketchnote Book. It's basically some kind of visual "Who am I" presenting some milestones and facts from my life. 

     Wow! An excellent start Koen!

    Keep going.

    - Mauro


    Using Sketchnote in Class - Karen Wilson

    I do love this sketchnote by Karen Wilson .

    She wrote:

    As a secondary school teacher, I have taken to using sketchnotes to explain many things, including programmes, so students can apply the various techniques to their own sketches of chapter summaries. In New Zealand, in Year 11, students begin Level 1 of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Sometimes students prefer to take a tactical approach and this sketchnote attempts to outline important standards they must pass to avoid end-of-year pressure and various options for endorsement. Visiting teachers to my classroom see my sketchnotes on the whiteboard and describe me as 'visual' which is strange since I preferred linear bullet point notes over "the brainstorm" when I was a student.

    After sharing this particular sketchnote with fellow teachers on #BFC630NZ, I was stoked that Mauro Toselli asked me to submit to Sketchnote Army.

    Yes, Karen! We at Sketchnote Army are very interested in how teachers use sketchnote in class and how "visuals" are putting a foot in the door of education.

    I find your sketchnote a great example.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

    - Mauro 


    Changing behaviours to keep teeth in optimal position - a sketchnote by Dyan Burgess


    The unmistakable Dyan Burgess style.

    She wrote:

    After picking up Mike Rhodes' books two years ago I have consistently practiced the tips to assist with my note taking. This makes like so much easier when you can create a memorable note in a short time because of the techniques learnt in the Sketchnote books. This note is one, of many, that collect in my (never leave home without it) moleskine. Thank you Sketchnote Army for inspiring notes to be taken and lessons learnt more quickly through Sketchnoting.

    We thank you, Dyan!

    - Mauro