Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world, started in November 2009.

Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook, illustrator and sketchnoter, living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Binaebi Akah, curator: UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, and lindy hopper, living in Columbus, Ohio.

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
Email a brief description and URL to your sketchnotes to us. It's as simple as that! We would love to feature your work.

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Entries in sxsw (7)


Bill Gates SXSW Edu Sketchnotes by @avcrofts

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Beautiful sketchnotes of Bill Gates' speech from SXSW Edu on the future of education technology and innovation by Anita Verna Crofts! Really cool that these made it onto the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Facebook page!

Congrats Anita!


SXSW 2013 Sketchnotes

SXSW was on the earliest events I sketchnoted, so I'm always happy to see new sketchnotes from SXSW each year. Here are the sketchnotes I've found so far — if you know of others, contact us with links!

UPDATE: Added 3 more sketchnoters on March 23rd: Patrick Ashamalla, Veronica Heltne and Kristy Duncan. If you have sketchnotes for us to add, let us know.

Gerren Lamson

Check out Gerren's website, Twitter and Flickr account.

Tina Roth Eisenberg Keynote - @swissmiss - SXSW 2013 (1/2)

Rich Wells

Check out Rich's website, Twitter and Flickr account.

My notes from @swissmiss' sxsw talk '11 rules I live by'

Paul Soupiset

Check out Paul's website, Twitter and Flickr account.

SXSW 2013 #Sketchnotes


Check out ImageThink's website, Twitter and Pinterest account.

Patrick Ashamalla

Check out Patrick's website and Twitter accounts and the article about his sketchnotes on Mashable.

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Veronica Heltne

Check out Veronica's website, Twitter and Flickr account.

Design like DaVinci

Kristy Duncan

Check out Kristy's Twitter and Flickr account.

Drawing Conclusions ...

Thanks to ImageThink for reference and inspiration!


Custom Moleskine Sketchbooks & Meet-Ups at SXSW 2013

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I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE I've teamed up with Moleskine to produce very cool, custom Moleskine Pocket Sketchbooks to share with fans of Moleskine and The Sketchnote Handbook, in Austin at SXSW 2013!

We're organizing 2 free meet-ups at SXSW Interactive in Austin on Saturday, March 9th, to meet fans and give away a bunch of custom sketchbooks.

Here's a mockup of the custom Sketchnote Handbook branded Moleskine Sketchbooks we're giving away:

Custom Sketchnote Moleskine

We're challenging recipients of these custom sketchbooks to sketchnote panels and other experiences — then share their work with the #mSketchnote hashtag on Flickr, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels.

Here are the details of the meet-ups:

Jo's Coffee Shop - Downtown: 10:30 AM -12 NOON

The first event is a meet-up at Jo's Coffee Shop Downtown (242 W. 2nd Street - between Colorado and Lavaca Streets), giving away 80 of the Sketchnote Handbook inspired Pocket Moleskine Sketchbooks and free coffee to those who want to take the sketchnote challenge.

Mulberry - 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The second meet-up will be at Mulberry on 360 Nueces Street at W. 3rd Street from 7-9. We can share a drink and your sketchnotes together, and have fun meeting others in the Moleskine and sketchnote communities. I'll be excited to see some of the sketchnote challenge work in-person at this event, and we'll have more custom books to give away to keep you sketchnoting SXSW all week.

Go RSVP for these events on Eventbrite, and I'll look forward to meeting you at an event! Come join us!

Follow Moleskine and me on these social media channels for more info and to see this work as it comes in on March 9th and beyond:

Twitter: @moleskine and @rohdesign
Instagram: @moleskine_world and @rohdesign


3D Sketchnotes animation of Bruce Springsteen's SXSW Keynote

Check out the fantastic sketchnotes animation a la kinetic typography from Timothy Reynolds. Thanks to Eva for pointing it out to us via Twitter! 


SXSW 2012 Sketchnotes

Here's a collection of sketchnotes captured at SXSW Interactive 2012. If you have sketchnotes to share or know of some I've missed, please drop a line!

Gerren Lamson

Gerren Lamson did some amazing work at SXSW, check out his blog and SXSW 2012 Sketchnotes Flickr set for all of the sketchnotey goodness!

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Paul Soupiset

Paul Soupiset captured sketchnotes, but limited himself to small squares to see how that changed his capture. Check out his blog and Paul's Projeqt site for more.

Craighton Berman

Craighton Bermann captured Field Notes from his trip to SXSW, using a first generation iPad to capture his sketchnotes. Love his work.

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Timothy J. Reynolds

Timothy J. Reynolds stayed for SXSW Music and captured Bruce Springsteen in real time as sketchnotes. Nice work Timothy!

Bruce Springsteen-SXSW Keynote [Sketchnotes]

Alexis Finch

Alexis Finch created a variety of pencil to ink and color sketchnotes at SXSW, the one below from Jonathan Stark's panel. Check out her Graphite Mind blog for more.

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Lauri Johnston

Illustrator Lauri Johnston compiled all her sketchnotes into a powerpoint presentation.

Heidi Forbes Oste

Check out visual communicator Heidi Forbes Oste's Flickr collection.

Paola Rico

Paola Rico from Hello Operator Studio made some cool zines for co-workers from SXSW 2012. Here are zines 1 and zines 2. Great idea Paola!

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Ogilvy Notes

The Ogilvy Notes team was at it again for a second year - check out the Ogilvy Notes SXSW 2012 area for a variety of sketchnotes from SXSW.

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Mike Rohde

I captured 20 pages of sketchnotes as well, from a few select sessions. Check out the full SXSW 2012 set on Flickr.

SXSW 2012 Sketchnotes: 01-02 OMG Your RFP is Killing Me!