The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Todd Clarke

Today's guest is Todd Clarke

Todd's bio on Twitter say:

Too much info out there. Bitesizing it down. Visually. Love lean.

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

I met the concept of visual art about three years ago...and started taking notes visually. I then came across sketch notes via Mike Rohde about two years ago. Someone gave me his book and I started giving my notes some form and fun with this non-ridig yet structured approach.

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

I take notes constantly using a sketch notes approach and have been invited to present small workshops to help others do the same. I publish most of my sketch notes on my site and love the visual yet communicative nature of site.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I do bot digital and analogical. I find myself going between the two approaches and love creating notes on my iPad mini using various programs like Sketchbook, 53 papers and iDraw to create a single piece of work. I often do the digital work after a meeting. I use my Moleskine pocket sized notebook for note realtime. I would like to draw better and am working on this often. However, my message, as is Mike's, is 'communication over artistic experience required."

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

If you want to draw better, keep practicing by copying things on the web till you make it your own. I got this tip from Austin Kleon's book, Steal Like An Artist.

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

Just as with Infographics...drawing out your ideas will continue to boom into the upcoming years. It's almost silly that we have not figured this why would we leave the 'visual freeway lane' left unused? Let's become full-wits by integrating visuals into all of our communications. 


We thank you Todd for sharing with us.

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