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Dispatch: Whiteboard Sketchnoting

Whiteboard Sketchnotes

WHITEBOARDS are everywhere in modern business environments. I've been fortunate to work as a UX designer in a space with wall-sized whiteboards and a leadership team and encourages experimentation with them.

Every Monday my team and I whiteboard features we're going to add to the web-based app we're building together. This 1 hour meeting is a highlight of our week that always draws our team together.

The photo above is from the church community group where I live-sketchnote Bible chapters on the whiteboard each Sunday. My classmates love seeing scripture come alive in real-time and it's great practice for me.

This week I challenge you sketchnote ideas a whiteboard. Play with some dry-erase markers and explore! Who knows where it might lead you.

Need a portable whiteboard? Check out Betabook!

My Interview with Ryder Carroll

Ryder Carroll of Bullet Journal invited me to answer a few questions for his Bullet Journal community. I had a great time going into nerdy sketchnote detail. You can read the interview at the Bullet Journal Blog: Sketchnotes.

Oops! last time I made a mistake on the link for Ryder's How to Break In a Hardcover Notebook video. Here's the updated link.

Peachpit Author Chat on Storify

A few weeks ago, Peachpit Press had an Author Chat with me on Twitter. Now they've captured the discussion on a Storify page for your reading pleasure.

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

♥ 15 Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills - This is a great way to improve your drawing skills with 15 prompts from Daisy Yellow.

♥ Digital Drawing Workout: The Art of Subtraction - Artist Shantell Martin uses FiftyThree's Paper app on an iPad to share a digital drawing workout on Skillshare. It's just 32 minutes, so check it out!

♥ JetPens Guide to Mechanical Pencils - I'm a fan of sketching with mechanical pencils. I use a 1.15mm Retro 51 Tornado pencil for my work. JetPens shares the wide variety of mechanical pencils available.

♥ Baron Fig 2016 Confidant Planner - My friends at Baron Fig have just released a new Confidant Weekly Planner for 2016. If you want to get into journaling or logging your days, this is a great notebook ($22).

♥ The Steal Like An Artist Journal Talk - My buddy Austin Kleon has a new 30 minute video on how his journaling led to creating his new Steal Like and Artist Journal. It's full of journaling samples and inspiration.

♥ Make it last 150 years with paper - An excellent article from Garrick van Buren on why paper (and not the cloud), is the real medium that can help your work last 150 years or more, via The Cramped.

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