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?
Fill this form! It's as simple as that! We would love to feature your work.


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!



Port80 2014 Conference Sketchnotes: Kevin Mears

Here is a great series of Sketchnotes captured by Kevin Mears at Port80 2014 Conference.

I like the lecturer's portait and all those people images and faces he use in his Sketchnotes.

Do not miss other Kevin's works on his website .

- Mauro


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



Sketchnoting A Google Hangout: Simon Heath


Nice work by Simon on these black and blue sketchnotes of a Google Hangout.

Click on the sample image to see the full image.

- Mike



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

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