Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world.

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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Sketchplanations from @jonohey


I'm loving the sketchplanations work of Jono Hey, a UX Designer at Nutmeg, who does a sketch explanation per day in a Moleskine Storyboard book — sketchplanations! He writes:

In 2012 my sister bought me a book with a page every day for a year for a sketch. I used it to practise my drawing. When I finished it I needed a new challenge. So I set myself the challenge of explaining something with a sketch - as explaining is a handy skill. Thus here we are.

They are drawn in Moleskine storyboard sketchbooks (quite hard to find in stores). I have three Uniball Vision Elites and use a Copic marker for the grey. I think it is the best combination of pens there is.

They are all first time, no corrections sketches.

Tip from Jakub at Wireframes.


First Sketchnotes: Patty Fronc @pattyka


Here's another sample of first sketchnotes, this time from Patty Fronc. I really like how Patty is making use of the page and creating a flow across two pages together — making for a single image.

When I asked Patty how sketchnoting was working for her, she replied:

Great work Patty!


Zen Habits Sketchnotes in Polish by Piotr Poznański


Here are some beautiful sketchnotes in Polish by Piotr Poznański, who converted Leo Babauta's 15 Tips for Becoming as Patient as Job blog post from Zen Habits into a sketchnote.

Piotr writes:

Cheers and thank you for introducing and daring me to sketchnote at all! Without your book i would still be deluding myself that only talented drawers can sketchnote."

You are very welcome Piotr! Nice work!


First Sketchnotes: Caroll Lewis @wgdraws

Caroll Lewis, psychology cartoonist and illustrator gave sketchnotes a go after reading my book — and he applied them to his field of study - psychology. From his Psych Notes blog:

In June 2013 I came across a book called The Sketchnote Handbook whilst doing some dayjob research. I read it in one go during my morning commute and was using the techniques as soon as I reached the office.

By lunchtime I’d decided that this was also the perfect way to record, transcribe and record all of my psychology research and general obsession and so this blog is born.

I’m aiming to start with all the psychology TED Talks (there are 70 currently) whilst I hone my skills but intend to graduate to real conferences as soon as I’m ready.

My thanks to Mike Rohde for the inspiration.

Thanks Caroll!


Artifact Conference 2013 Sketchnotes by @GerrenLamson


My friend Gerren Lamson captured sketchnotes at Artifact Conference 2013 — a conference for front-end developers. As usual, he did an amazing job. Check out Gerren's blog for more of his Artifact Conference sketchnote work.