The All-New Sketchnote Army is Here!

The All-New Sketchnote Army is Here!

Welcome to the 3rd iteration of the Sketchnote Army website!

Sketchnote Army was started in November of 2009 as a way to share sketchnotes I was discovering, all in one place.

Here's how the Sketchnote Army site looked before the refresh:

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Since the early days, Sketchnote Army has grown to include a podcast, a World Sketchnote Day celebration, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and a new Slack channel—all designed to support the community that has grown up around the site.

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Why the update?

Friendlier for mobile screens. For a long time I've wanted to make the site responsive, so you could see the latest posts right on your phone.

Updating wasn't easy, because team mate Mauro Toselli did a fabulous job crafting the old site! Other than mobile, it was great, and honestly, migrating to new services is a pain.

Better alignment with the podcast. With the Sketchnote Army Podcast entering a 5th season, I wanted to align new updates to the podcast with the site redesign. Besides, It was time for a brand update to brighten colors and rethink the logo design.

A more visually interesting blog design. I've wanted to update the format of the site to better showcase the variety of work we share, so I've moved to a card-based design that's easier to navigate.

A better foundation for the future. I've simplified the site structure and have cleaned up the pages, so things are easier for you to find. I've also moved to a modern Squarespace 7 platform that offers more options to expand the site as the community grows.

Here we go!

Some details may be rough as I finalize the site. I've decided to go live now and stay agile, accepting that there will be imperfections here and there.

If you see anything strange, just let me know.

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Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 5 is coming soon!

I'm excited to announce Season 5 of the Sketchnote Army Podcast, with 8 great guests on the show, including Brandy Agerbeck, Austin Kleon and Ben Crothers, to name just three.

The podcast will launch with a preview episode on Monday, so keep your eyes on your podcast app, here on the site and our social media for that announcement!

Thank you!

I couldn't have continued this work without you, the community. You've provided the samples and stories to share, have encouraged our small team along the way, and have made this a fun place for Mauro, Steve, Chris, Bineabi and I to spend our time. 

Mike Rohde • Site Founder and Creator

Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 05, Episode 00: The Big Refresh!

Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 05, Episode 00: The Big Refresh!

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Sketchnoters' Stories - 8th Grader Allison Huang revolutionizes her school notes with sketchnotes