Today's guest is Sam “Pub” Smith
Sam's bio on Twitter say:
tells long stories, writes short ones
1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art
My Dad's notebooks and sketchbooks have always been full of sketches and visual renderings of thoughts and ideas, and I can remember from a very early age handing in homework that tried to emulate his style
2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?
Like my Dad I'm a very visual thinker but I also have to collaborate with lots of different roles in what I do day in, day out. Sometimes, when you're trying to explain something or at least communicate your thoughts, picking up a pen and sketching it out can often be the best way to do it - and to iterate on the fly. I'm well known at work for never starting a conversation without a pen in my hand (and for drawing on any available surface)
3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?
Both. Why not? Analogue will always be my favourite, but there's no getting away from the fact that sometimes a bit of helpful editing in Photoshop can help you banish a slip of the pen here for a more polished product, and who doesn't like a bit of pretty?
4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!
Any pen is better than no pen, and first pages of pristine sketchbooks are your enemy. Scribble on it, put a coffee stain on it, do something to break the perfect blank page and then you're off.
5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?
I'd love to see it taught (and accepted) in schools/education
We thank you Sam for sharing with us.
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