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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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Sketchnoter's Stories you may like

"How School Kill Creativity" Ted Conf Capture: Raquel Santos

Today's guest is Raquel Santos .

She wrote:

I started sketchnoting a few months ago and I'm loving it! Not only in conferences but also in class I use sketchnote and it helps me a lot to remember things better, increases my habitity for drawing and also it's so much fun!! I'm so glad I found this way instead of boring notes.
This sketchnote is from a TED conference named How School Kill Creativity. Hope you like it!
Thank you so much for everything!

Thank you too for sharing with us, Raquel!

- Mauro



The Sketchnote Workbook Featured Sketchnoter: Jake Palmer

Today's guest is Jake Palmer

Jake's bio on Twitter say:

Graphic/Web Designer and Illustrator Interactive Media Designer Poker Enthusiast

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

Saw some of Mike Rhode's work on a site or blog. Then picked up the books and dvds along with posting my own work to Flickr.

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

No more typing reports on conferences I go to. And also generating ideas quicker and notes of conferences/seminars are now be passed around the office.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I use pen and moleskine. The limitation of pen and paper makes it more of a commitment when I put thoughts down. With digital I feel I could go back and undo parts I didn't like.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

Just go for it. There is no wrong way to Sketchnote.

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

I think sketchnoting is a great way for people to see information in a way that isn't just text on a computer screen. It engages the thinking and helps people remember what they saw in a speaker. It will be around for awhile whether pen and paper or stylus and tablet.

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

A great addition to the The Sketchnote Handbook. Also it was nice to have two of my sketchnotes included in the book.


We thank you Jake for sharing with us.


First Sketchnote: Marti Canipe

Here is Marti Canipe first sketchnote.

She wrote:

My very first sketchnote! I read The Sketchnote Handbook over winter break and decided to practice with TED Talks - picking one in Korean with subtitles was probably not the best choice, but I am still pleased with my first attempt.

You must be proud of this, Marti!

Good start, keep sketchnoting!

- Mauro





Melanesia travel sketchnotes: Gretchin Lair

Enjoy Gretchin Lair's sketchnoted travelogue about her travel in Melanesia.
She wrote:
I find sketchnotes to be more labor intensive but vastly more interesting to create and read later than a written travel journal. Sketchnotes help consolidate, reinforce and synthesize my memories of a place. I'd like to think I'm doing my part to prove you don't have to be an artist to create sketch notes.
Be sure to see all of the Gretchin's sketchnotes on her blog .
Very interesting, Gretchin!
- Mauro


A Thousand Words About Justice: Rob Merrill

A Thousand Words About... is Rob Merrill's project.

Today we feature  "A Thousand Words About Justice"

He wrote:

I'm using sketchnoting to track the theme of justice through the scriptures. I am combining a thousand words with an image to create a video to tell the story of justice.

It's good idea Rob!

Thank you for sharing with us.

- Mauro