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Dispatch: Espresso 101 Sketchnotes

Espresso 101 Sketchnote

ESPRESSO is one of my favorite things. I attended a Espresso 101 class at Stone Creek Coffee, and sketchnoted the entire 3 hours of learning. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended. See the full set of photos.

Pulling Shots Espresso Sketchnote Detail

Thank You!

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches I want to say thank you. Thank you for subscribing to this newsletter. Thank you for purchasing and sharing my books. Thank you for the constant encouragement. I appreciate you.

My Interview with Officehours

Officehours is a free service dedicated to connecting their members with amazing people, for 10 minutes of free 1-on-1 advice. I was invited to answer some interesting questions about my background as a designer, book writing, and sketchnoting community now that I'm an Officehours Advisor.

Private Sketchnote Workshops

Did you know I teach private sketchnote workshops at places like Ross Business School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, mcgarrybowen in NYC and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC? I'd love to teach sketchnoting to your team too. Interested? Let's talk.

Interesting Links

♥ Visual Note-Taking for Educators - My friend and Sketchnote Workshop Chicago student Wendi Pillars just released a new book for educators looking to integrate sketchnotes into the classroom. Go get it!

♥ The Pen Addict's Apple Pencil Review - Pen Addict's Myke Hurley offers a pen fanatic's review of the Apple Pencil — very relevant for sketchnoters.

♥ 50 Themes to Brighten Up Your Sketchbook - Sometimes your sketchbook needs a little jolt. Here are 50 ideas from the Sketchbook Skool team on how to doing something different in your sketchbook.

♥ The Incredible Creative Power of One-Minute Sketches - Inc. Magazine writer Ilan Mochari shares ideas on getting your colleagues to see what you mean, through simple, one minute sketches.

♥ Favorite Notebooks for Fountain Pen - Another great article from JetPens, this piece reveals favorite notebooks designed to handle fountain pens.

♥ The Problem with Fancy Notebooks - Austin Kleon shares a tidbit of wisdom from Merlin Mann's Back to Work Podcast on marking up blank pages in fancy notebooks. His solution? Make your notebook “a safe place, a place where you can go to make a mess.”

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The Sketchnote Handbook

The Sketchnote Handbook
teaches regular people how to draw simply, think visually and create sketchnotes.
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    The Sketchnote Workbook

The Sketchnote Workbook
illustrates many new ways you can use sketchnotes to think and make your life better.
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