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The Sketchnote Workbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, showing how to use sketchnotes in new ways, along with advanced tips and techniques.
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The Sketchnote Handbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, designed to teach regular people how to create sketchnotes.
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I've been hired by conference and event organizers to capture sketchnotes, live and in real-time, including GE, Summit Series, Leadercast, SXSW Interactive, An Event Apart, JESS3 and SEED Conference.

I'd love to capture your next event with live sketchnotes or from recorded audio or video. Send a note and let's talk.

The Sketchnote Handbook

I wrote The Sketchnote Handbook with Peachpit Press (November 2012). The book teaches ways regular people can use sketchnoting techniques to make note-taking more memorable and more fun.

The Sketchnote Workbook

The Sketchnote Workbook is a follow-up to The popular Sketchnote Handbook, with more ways to use sketchnoting to visually capture ideas, experiences and information.

Sketchnote Videos

Here's a short video by Daria Kempka on how I began sketchnoting and the doors it has opened for my illustration and live sketchnoting career:

Finally, a video from Pete Prodoehl from DrawCamp Milwaukee, with a time-lapsed video and my own narration the sketchnote process:

Sketchnote Audio

Hire Me to Sketchnote Your Event

I work on a flat fee plus expenses for travel, or if I work from recorded audio, video or capture remotely, just the flat fee.

If you're interested in hiring me to capture sketchnotes live, in real-time at an upcoming event, or even from recorded audio or video, I'd love to talk with you. Contact me and let's talk details.

Check out my sketchnote portfolio for an idea of my past work.