Sketchnotes are small visual summaries, and sketchnotes are showing up EVERYWHERE!  I am so excited to see visual thinking with sketchnotes becoming mainstream.  Just Google it and see some of the rich visual content coming out of conferences, seminars, and presentations.  I first heard the term “sketchnote” by Mike Rohde, and he recently wrote a book about it called The Sketchnote Handbook (affiliate link).  I ordered the book as soon as it was released and I was so excited to get it.  When it arrived, I had to take a picture 😀

The book is beautiful.  Why?  It is soft to the touch with a matte coating, rounded corners, and thick pages like a real moleskin book.  This fully-illustrated handbook shows you the process of creating visual notes for better understanding and retention.

Mike reviews the foundations of drawing, typography, layouts and icons.  The book also showcases the works of other sketchnoters with their  tips and tricks.  When I saw the tips and different styles of other sketchnotes, I just fell in love with the book.

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There is also a special edition video which includes 70 minutes of video tutorials with Mike demonstrating the step-by-step process he discussed in the Sketchnote Handbook.

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I highly recommend checking out The Sketchnote Handbook. It’s definately one of my favorites.

Do you doodle while taking notes? If not, why not?  Please share and comment below.

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Visual Thinker | Graphic Recorder | Sketchnote Artist at See In Colors
Lisa Nelson loves to combine art with life. Lisa captures conversations with hand-drawn pictures so people can "see" what's being said. Her visual summaries range from business and leadership to community and faith. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Ogilvy & Mather, and Social Media Week. She works locally in the Washington, D.C. area and world-wide.
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