It's May in Milwaukee, and I'm happy to see the sun finally peeking through the clouds. Next up, warm weather!
I'm loving my new 9.7" iPad Pro and Apple Pencil more each day. I'm adapting to the Pencil and FiftyThree's Paper, creating sketchnotes with them all the time. They've already become important tools for my work.
Missed my iPad Pro & Apple Pencil observations? Read 'em here.
NibSqueak Podcast Interview
I was a guest on NibSqueak, Collective Next's visual thinking podcast featuring John Colaruotolo, and Bree Sanchez. I shared the genesis of my visual thinking journey, and ways sketchnoting can be applied inside large and small companies. Have a listen!
Sketchnote Mini-Workshop at Marquette
A few weeks ago I presented my Sketchnote Mini-Workshop at Marquette University's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. Attendees to my After Hours talk had a blast. Thanks Megan & Holly!
Upcoming Sketchnote Talks & Workshops
I have a few sketchnote presentations in the works, including one this October in Philadelphia. I'll announce any events here—stay tuned!
♥ Philip Coppola spends nearly 40 years illustrating New York City's Subway Stations - A fascinating mini-documentary film about Philip Coppola's passionate side-project to draw (sketchnote) the designs of every NYC subway station by hand. Inspiring!
♥ Improve Your Handwriting with These Fantastic Resources - One of the basics of sketchnoting is legible handwriting, so be sure to dive into this page full of useful handwriting resources.
♥ 100 Days of Lettering - Designer Tiantian Xu set out to improve her lettering skills with a deliberate, 100 day journey. She started by copying letters, gradually moving to complex challenges as her confidence and skills grew. Also see her 100 Days of Doodle!
♥ The Drawing Effect - This research paper by Wammesa, Meadea, and Fernandesa demonstrates the positive power of drawing on memory, compared to just writing words. For a visual overview, check out Rob Dimeo's sketchnote summary of the findings.
♥ How sketchnoting has changed my life as a teacher - Educator Matt Miller started sketchnoting a year ago—this article shares how thinking visually has changed his thinking and approach to teaching.
Private Sketchnote Workshops
I've taught private sketchnote workshops at universities like Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan; agencies like mcgarrybowen in NYC; and institutions like Sibley Hospital in Washington DC. I'd love to teach your team too. Let's talk.
Reach out and say hello.
Buy My Bestselling Books
Like my newsletter? I think you'll love reading my two bestselling books on sketchnoting. Check 'em out!
The Sketchnote Handbook
The Sketchnote Workbook
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