The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Thiago Esser

Today's guest is Thiago Esser


@scottorrance @xLontrax @rohdesign lol! desperately trying to get a proposal done, saw this page just in time ;)

— Verity (@larebe40) September 19, 2014


Thiago's bio on Twitter say:

Interaction/UX Designer, Teacher, Author @

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

I begun drawing seriously when I was like... 6 to 7 years old. By "seriously" I mean paying attention to details and applying myself to be better at it. I saw a classmate of mine with a sintetic kind of trace, and I envied him.

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

I kept drawing since then, even not being the kind of person who does it everyday. Later, I found myself attracted to more cartoonish, sketchy stuff. This eventually led me to graphic/visual arts and design.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

Analogical. More funny, more tactile. I like seeing it directly on paper, taking advantage of "errors". Once you inked the paper, you have to deal with it, and that's not a bad thing :)

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

It's about you, even if the sketchnote is on someone else's ideas. I mean, it's YOUR approach, it's what triggers your imagination, so, make it yours.

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

A tool to be taught in school, besides reading and writing?

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

Haven't grabbed my copy yet, it's on its way. But, in advance, I can assure Mike Rohde is a great guy for being so accessible and for gathering all this people on his book. Very glad of being part of it :))


We thank you Thiago for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:


Sketchnote for Learning and Fun: Kristine Neckelmann

First Sketchnotes: Kara Murphy