The Sketchnote Workbook Featured Sketchnoter: Sam “Pub” Smith

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.

You can find more about him and his works on:

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