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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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Total Customer Experience Summit Sketchnote Capture: Bobby Meeks

 #tcxux in San Francisco 2014

Here is Bobby Meeks's Sketchnote he took at Total Customer Experience Summit.

You can find other sketchnotes in his Flickr Album .

Thank you for sharing with us Bobby!

- Mauro





TEDxNaperville in Sketchnotes: Wesley E Douglas


This is only one of a series of Sketchnotes Wesley E Douglas captured at TEDxNaperville .

Here his comment:

At TEDx Naperville 2014, speaker Brian Willis takes us inside the mind of the typical police officer and offers some language adjustments for law enforcement officials to build a positive relationship with the community. I sketched this on an 8.5" x 11" spiral pad on a clipboard with a Sharpie fine point marker and a red Pentel Sign Pen, limiting myself to the red and black of the TED Talks brand. In the speed at which TED Talks exist, limiting the color pallete with just enough for emphasis seems to work the best for me.

I suggest to see all of the Sketchnotes he took on his Flickr Photostream .

I'm particularly impressed by the consistency of the typefaces across all Sketchnotes and the wise use of separators.

Thank you for sharing Wesley!

- Mauro





The Sketchnote Workbook Featured Sketchnoter: Boon Chew

Today's guest is Boon Chew

Boon's bio on Twitter say:

Past 30. IA/IxD @ Sapientnitro, IxDA board director, Sketchnoter. Has a brain in his stomach.

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

I've been doodling since a very young age, from drawing my own comic books, funky letters and sketching portraits of people I've met. I stopped doing anything visual for a long time until I came across Eva Lotta-Lamm's sketchnoting workshop, and it all came back. I've been sketchnoting ever since.

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

Sketchnoting has become part of my identity now, especially when I attend events and conferences, people recognise me from my sketchnotes. The value I gain from it comes down to four reasons: 1. my notes have become keepsakes rather than throwaways 2. my notes extend my ability to recall information and past experiences 3. my visual communication skills improve over time 4. my notes are amazing ways to socialise learning and are great conversation material

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

There's something about physically making notes that you can't reproduce on digital. I've tried using an iPad to sketchnote and it lacks control and refinement. However, I believe that digitizing your notes once done is really important as it's good to share what you've done and have a record of it virtually.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

Sketchnoting is really a form of active listening in a visual way, which is an art form in and of itself. Active listening is a communication method whereby the listener feeds back to the speaker by paraphrasing what they've heard in their own words, and thus building understanding between two parties. Without listening and understanding, sketchnoting devolves into mindless doodling.

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

I forsee a lot of people reframing the idea of note-taking when they realise what sketchnoting really is and give it a go. Once the barriers have come down that sketching is really about thinking and communication and not about art, we'll be much better off as we'll be communicating with each other more effectively.


We thank you Boon for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:



Seth Godin lecture at Tradecraft Capture: Lexi Hradisky


An interesting sketchnote captured from Seth Godin lecture at Tradecraft by Lexi Hradisky .

She wrote:

I think my brain is still absorbing Seth's knowledge-drop -- luckily I have my sketchnote to jog my memory and allow me to keep thinking on all this awesome stuff! There was some collateral damage: by the end of the note, I had black and red pen marks across my right forearm. 

Those interstitial blue notes are very cool!

Great work, Lexi!

- Mauro







Ketones Sketchnote: Gabriella Lopez

MLT 100 4

Here is Gabriella Lopez sketchnote about Ketones.

She wrote:

Still a total noob at the sketchnoting thing, but I'm loving it! I've shown my notes to my classmates and professor, and they not only have enjoyed them thoroughly, but some have said seeing the concepts in this way has helped them understand the material better. It's definitely helped me! So don't be afraid to show off your notes! You might help someone <3

Completely agree with you Gabriella: always show your works!

Thanks for sharing with us.

- Mauro



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