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, and lindy hopper, living in Ohio.

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
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Lean Day, London March 2014 Sketchnote: Elvia Vasconcelos 

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Here is a great sketchnote Elvia Vasconcelos captured at Lean Day in London, March 2014.

She write

Sketchnoting has been an amazing way to get involved with the Interaction design community in London and abroad. It has forced me into my first public speaking engagement at UCD 2013 and I am now using it on my work.

Sketchnoting is amazing, and the more amazing thing is the community that has grown around it.

Long live sketchnotes - hip hip, hurray!

Don’t miss other Elvia’s works on his website.

Amazing work, Elvia and thank you for sharing!

- Mauro


A Sermon Sketchnote: Bronwyn Leigh Dunn

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A sketchnote from Bronwyn Leigh Dunn.

He write:

Hi Mike!
My name is Bronwyn Dunn and I'm a cognitive science major at UC  Berkeley. I am such at huge fan of your work, and your book has been incredibly inspiring to me.

I've been implementing sketching while taking notes in lecture since last semester, and it's helped me so much with recall and generally finding class more interesting.

I've attached one sketchnote I did recently during a sermon at my church.

Excellent work, Bronwyn!

- Mauro


Personal story as User: Marc Bourguignon 



Here is a great example of using sketchnote for process documentation from Marc Bourguignon .

He used arrows and whimsical images to make an otherwise intricate flow easy to follow.

See other Mark works on his Flickr Set

Great work, Marc!

- Mauro

Sketchnote for Idea Mapping and Planning is covered in Mike Rohde's new Sketchnote Workbook launching in mid-August. Pre-order your copy now!



ACE! Conference is looking for 18 Sketchnoters!

Heads up, fellow Sketchnoters!

ACE! Conference is the largest regional conference of its kind in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region.

The organizers are looking for 18 sketchnote artists to each create one sketchnote from video after the conference. Since the works will be captured from videos freely available on the web, it's a good opportunity for sketchnote artists who can't travel. 

All of the collected sketchnotes will be used to publish an ebook that will be distributed free to attendees.
Non-attendees will be able to buy it and all profits will go to Oxfam

Here are the basic guidelines:

  • Sketchnotes have to be A4 vertical
  • Colors can be used as long as they can be printed, easily read and interpreted in greyscale
  • Includes a sketch of the presenter
  • Includes the title of the talk and the name of the presenter and the name of the conference
  • Includes artist signature but not email address, URLs or Twitter handles
  • The work must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives license

We think this is a good opportunity for you to spread the voice about yourself and the Sketchnote Movement.


You can apply here:

And don't forget to keep us informed: we love to hear about your sketchnote activities!



Idea Mapping with Sketchnote: Desmond Tan

I love this sketchnote story from Desmond Tan:

Dear Mike,

I am a Doctoral student in the Oxford University Department of Education. After buying your sketchnote book, I plucked up the courage to give it a try. I am a terrible drawer and after some practice, I became slightly ok with it.

I had a presentation recently where I had to present methodological issue in my research project. I took this opportunity to not use the powerpoint but hand out my sketch note! I drew this sketch in a few hours after some planning. The sketchnotes were photocopied and

distributed to peers! It was certainly something new and I hope to try it again in future seminars and presentations. There is some room for improvement, definitely!

Thanks for your book! I am sure you have inspired thousands of people to sketchnoting. I am still learning and this will not be my last sketch note presentation!

Best Wishes,


 Thanks for this awesome story Desmond! I think your sketchnote looks fabulous and you are a better drawer of ideas than you realize! Keep going and share your progress with Mauro and me!

- Mike


Idea Mapping is covered in Mike Rohde's new Sketchnote Workbook launching in mid-August. Pre-order your copy now!


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