The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Don Pollit

Today's guest is Don Pollitt

Don's bio on Twitter say:

Tech Geek & GTD Devotee, Chess Player, Tennis Player, Fitness and Exercise Fanatic, Entrepreneur. Favorite Tools -GTD, Macbook Pro, iPad, Fitbit, and my Kindle.

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

I first met Sketchnote/Visual art on Youtube. I was looking at videos on different types of learning and note taking. I had been a user of mind mapping so I had been exposed to concepts that are similar to Sketchnoting. However, Sketchnoting is much more visual and creative.

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

Sketchnoting has basically supercharged my creative problem solving abilities. I state the problem using some of the Sketchnoting techniques and I let my mind possible create solutions. Sketchnoting allows me to represent some of solutions visually which creates nuances that provides me with insightful solutions.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I use a Moleskin and pen in my Sketchnoting sessions (analogical). After stating the problem and the solutions visually I scan the Sketchnote and put it in Evernote (digital). I frequently refer to them as a precursor to looking at a another problem using Sketchnoting techniques.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

Many people are hampered by the fact that they are not artistic. I don't think of them as art. I am not concerned about how pretty my Sketchnotes look. I am satisfied if they yield the results that I am trying to achieve. Don't be concerned about how they look. Study and learn the techniques of Sketchnoting and you will be surprised at the results.

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

I see a future of sketchnoters using the techniques more in the digital arena. As tablet and smartphone technologies get better the ability to capture thoughts and ideas using sketchnoting will increase as well.

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

I really enjoyed being a contributor to the Sketchnote Workbook. It takes the techniques learned from the Sketchnote Handbook and raises them to another level. It basically expands the Sketchnote universe and provides users with examples of other innovative ways to use the techniques learned in the Sketchnote Handbook.


We thank you Don for sharing with us.

Sketchnoting movies graphic organizer: Umm Sultan

Sketchnote as a Visual help in meetings: Jan de Bruijn