The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Scott Torrance

Today's guest is Scott Torrance

Scott's bio on Twitter say:

Exploring #business & #contentmarketing largely thru #doodles | Founder @fluxinsights | For me Twitter is all about relationships & conversations, so lets chat

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

I stumbled across it on Twitter (I really wish I could remember the exact visual and who did it) and I started playing around with it at an event. Then I sought out The Sketchnote Handbook and it pulled all the thinking together in one place.

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

The most important thing it has done is to let my inner child out (he has been asleep for a long time) and it has given me the confidence to introduce sketchnotes, doodles and visual thinking into more areas of my work.... which means I get paid to do it :)

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I find myself sitting in the middle never wholly favouring one over the other. I think they both have their place when used in the right way but without a doubt I feel my skills progress more when I am working with good old pen and paper. I have a constant fear that digital tools are making me a lazy artist :)

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

The single biggest tip that I have been given is using Camscanner app for quickly and easily scanning and tidying up sketchnotes, especially if you travel a lot and don't want to carry a scanner.

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

I hope that there is a more wide spread adoption of visual thinking practices in all areas of life but mainly in the two places we spend most of our lives—education and work. With this will come different ways of thinking about the problems that have stumped us for decades. It is easy when looking at others creations to compare yourself negatively and belittle your own creativity but you can't...the world is crying out for more creative people. You must nurture, protect and develop your inner creative...the future of the world depends on it :)


We thank you Scott for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:




InvisibleOfficeHours Podcast Sketchnote Capture: Sue Caulfield

Sketchnote to help Students to assimilate and synthesize: Lisa Dickson