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The Dispatch: Yo Nashville!

The Sketchnote Workshop Nashville

I'M IN NASHVILLE, Saturday, April 11th (3 weeks away) to lead 2 Sketchnote Workshops at The Skillery for $199 per person. You'll get a half-day of teaching, a custom Moleskine sketchbook, pens, pencils, markers, a copy of The Sketchnote Workbook and a Workshop t-shirt. Sign up!

Register for the Workshop: $199

Great Workshops at University of Michigan

I had a fantastic time teaching sketchnoting skills to University of Michigan, Ross School of Business students in Ann Arbor last Friday. I taught sketchnoting skills to 80 students, then challenged them to create tree houses, lemonade stands and icons with their new skills. We had a blast!

Ross school Ross mug Students working Zingermans

Interested in having me teach my sketchnote workshop at your business or university? Send me a note and let's talk.

Interesting Links

Learn The Basics with Pen and Paper (video) - Mathias Jakobsen created a video tutorial on how you can create beautiful notebooks and understand why pen and paper are so pleasurable to use.

How to Eat Sushi (video) - I love sushi, but I've never learned the right way to eat it, or what the elements mean. Now I know and you can too.

Karun (video) - Tom Allen and Leon McCarron made a short film as they followed Iran’s longest river, the Karun, by boat and bike. I was encouraged by the warm Iranian hospitality shown to Tom and Leon on their journey.

♥ Analog Memory Desk - This Analog Memory Desk, designed by Kirsten Camara, features a roll of paper for hundreds of feet of sketches.

The Invention of the Perfect Cup of Coffee - I love my AeroPress coffee maker, but hadn't realized it was designed by 76 year old Alan Adler.

iCON Conference & Workshop - I'm in Prague with my sketchnote buddy Mauro Toselli on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, giving a keynote and workshop at the iCON Conference. We'd love to see you there!


Michael Ashby, KC Procter and Lucrecer Braxton win the 3 codes for Marked 2 for Mac from Brett Terpstra. Thanks for your generosity, Brett!

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