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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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Tips for a visit to Paris: Nicole Verbree 


Nicole Verbree recap of her visit to Paris.

I like the use of colors and separators.

Her comment: 

I've been practising for a couple of weeks with doodles and sketchnotes. This one really showes my improvement! It's about our 4 days in Paris. There are some good restaurant tips in there! 

Thank you Nicole! We take goob note!

- Mauro


Sketchnote for Learning and Fun: Kristine Neckelmann

Here is one of the Kristine Neckelmann's works.

You can see other Krtistine works on her Tumblr blog .

She wrote:


I started 2012 with the sketchnote to understand what I wrote. Today I use it for everything and can not let go. I practice with TED talks and other talks or classes to which I go. 
I enjoy seeing other people sketchnotes to inspire and use all good with my style. 
I am one of the few Hispanic people utlizing the sketchnote as a method of learning and fun. I hope we are more and more who we use this excellent technique.

We all hope so, Kristine! Thank you for sharing with us!

- Mauro




The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Thiago Esser

Today's guest is Thiago Esser

Thiago's bio on Twitter say:

Interaction/UX Designer, Teacher, Author @

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

I begun drawing seriously when I was like... 6 to 7 years old. By "seriously" I mean paying attention to details and applying myself to be better at it. I saw a classmate of mine with a sintetic kind of trace, and I envied him.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

I kept drawing since then, even not being the kind of person who does it everyday. Later, I found myself attracted to more cartoonish, sketchy stuff. This eventually led me to graphic/visual arts and design.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

Analogical. More funny, more tactile. I like seeing it directly on paper, taking advantage of "errors". Once you inked the paper, you have to deal with it, and that's not a bad thing :)

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

It's about you, even if the sketchnote is on someone else's ideas. I mean, it's YOUR approach, it's what triggers your imagination, so, make it yours.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

A tool to be taught in school, besides reading and writing?

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

Haven't grabbed my copy yet, it's on its way. But, in advance, I can assure Mike Rohde is a great guy for being so accessible and for gathering all this people on his book. Very glad of being part of it :))


We thank you Thiago for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:



First Sketchnotes: Kara Murphy 

Here is the great first sketchnote by Kara Murphy .

She wrote:

This was my first attempt at sketchnoting. My daughter's preschool was having their parents night and I thought it would be a great opportunity to capture all of the creativity that happens in a Montessori classroom.

Be sure to not miss Kara's comment about this sketchnote on Flickr .

Such a good start Kara!

- Mauro





The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: C. Wess Daniels

Today's guest is C. Wess Daniels

C. Wess's bio on Twitter say:

Quaker pastor, Prof, Poverty Scholar, Phd in Intercultural Studies. Angelic troublemaker & sketchnote preacher. Luv remix, liberation theology, bourbon & vests.

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

I loved drawing as a kid and I was pretty good at it. At one point I even dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. In college I pretty much stopped drawing altogether. Academics and art are separated in school, they don't mix. So I never thought of trying to incorporate my artistic side into learning. That is until I was working on my dissertation and got stuck. My advisor told me I needed to step back, I needed an 'Aha' moment. He suggested trying different techniques to get through my block: pray, sit in silence, diagram my argument, take a walk, etc. As I sat at the coffee staring blankly out the window I started seeing my dissertation in images. I began to drawn them out into a visual model. Once I was done, I sat back and knew that I had crossed over the threshold and was standing on the other-side. For the first time I knew exactly how the model I was writing about looked. I could describe it visually. From that point forward the dissertation basically wrote itself, everything falling into place perfectly. It was around this time that I learned that there was a whole community of "sketchnoters" and that I could incorporate my creative side into my thinking, learning, writing and presenting in ways I'd never considered or imagined. I was from the first "aha" moment a believer in sketchnotes. I couldn't go back if I tried. Now, I sketchnote my sermons, my lectures, articles, books I read, talks I hear, everything I can get my pen around. I love it.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

Sketchnotes have impacted my life in many ways. For one, I have become a better communicator. Because I draw out what I want to communicate beforehand, I am forced to think visually, and therefore am able to describe more visually, that which I want to communicate to others. In this way, stories and images become far more a part of what I am preaching about or teaching. A second thing that has changed is that I remember things better. I remember my talks better. I look far less at my notes than I used to when speaking. I remember what I read and what I hear so much better. Finally, sketchnotes have helped me be more creative and have more fun. I enjoy what I am doing more. I am more thoughtful, because I am being more creative about the work. And that makes it worth it.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

Primarily analogical. I have used Paper by 53 for some things that I knew would be projected on a screen but everything else is analogical. It's faster, easier to flip back and forth between notes, and I find that the pen and paper are easier to manipulate for my needs. I prefer a Baron Fig or Moleskine notebook with Uni-Ball Vision and Vision elite pens.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

I don't know that this is a secret tip so much or what but when I lead a book study I will sketchnote each chapter we read, copy them and give them to those in the study as a "cheatsheet" to help us remember key parts of the text. Plus, it adds to the fun when each week the participants get a packet with sketchnotes in it.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

I'd like to see it become more normalized and expected at gatherings where learning is taking place.

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

I love the activities and the exercises. I am slowly working my way through them.


We thank you C. Wess for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on: