Monday
Jan272014

The Sketchnote Handbook in Russian & German

I AM EXCITED to announce that The Sketchnote Handbook is now available in 2 new languages: Russian and German! Here images of the Russian and German translations, along with links to purchase them directly.

The Sketchnote Handbook (Russian)

This edition (Визуальные заметки) was published by Mann, Ivanov & Ferber and completely recreated in Russian, right down to the featured sketchnoter contributions! I was so excited to see photos of the book. Wow!

The Russian translation team included translator Kirill Naumov, editor Maria Krasovskaya, art director Alexey Bogomolov, editor-in-chief Artem Stepanov and marketing manager Vera Ezhkina. Special thanks to Anton Chernousov, a reader who first who suggested it be translated into Russian!

Das Sketchnote Handbuch (German)

I worked closely with Sabine Schultz at HJR and translator/artist Claudia Herling on this German translation of the book. They were just fabulous. We were able to collect a mix of German sketchnoters and have translations made of the featured sketchnotes of English, Aussie and American sketchnoters.

Claudia really did a great job capturing the feel of the book and converting my ideas into a native German-speaker’s mindset — so key in a translation for people who think and work in a different language.

Thanks also to featured sketchnoters: Tanja (Frau Hoelle), Craighton Berman, Boon Chew, Veronica Erb, Jess Esch, Alexis Finch, Carolin Kram, Eva-Lotta Lamm, Gerren Lamson, Matthew Magain, Ralf Appelt, Francis Rowland, Chris Shipton, Paul Soupiset, Oliver Bildesheim, and Michelle George.

On the horizon: Czech and Chinese translations. When those are ready, I will post an update.

Please Give Feedback!

If you buy a copy of the Russian or German edition, please leave a comment on how you like these translated editions. It would be great for Russian and German translation teams to read your feedback.

Publish The Handbook in Your Language

If you are a publisher interested in getting rights to publish The Sketchnote Handbook in your language, please reach out! I would love to connect you to the Peachpit team in charge.

Tuesday
Jan142014

Mike Rohde to Read, Hear & See

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I COLLECT my appearances across the web, especially since The Sketchnote Handbook launch. I post these things on Twitter, but they're lost in the swirl of the social media. Here are five recent appearances in case you'e missed 'em.

Article: Journey to Success - Freelancing Success

This was a fun interview with my friend James Dalman, who has been active in the Wordpress community for a long time. I had a great time sharing years of wisdom learned the hard way in this interview.

Article: Workspiration - Mike Rohde's Tools

In this interview, I share my tools with Ilia. It was revealing to go through my tools, seeing which things I really use day to day.

Article: Creative Market - How to Sketchnote

Recently, I've offered The Sketchnote Typeface family for sale at Creative Market. When my friend Gerren Lamson asked me for an interview, I had a great time sharing my thoughts with him and the community.

Podcast: Agile.FM Podcast with Joe Krebs

Joe Krebs, a leader in the agile community in New York City reached out to have me on his Agile.FM podcast. I shared what sketchnoting is and how it can help as part of the agile process.

Podcast: Pencil vs. Pixel Podcast with Cesar Contreras

I love Cesar Contreras' new podcast. I had a great time talking with him about design, sketchnotes and work in this video / audio interview.

Enjoy!

Friday
Dec202013

The Sketchnote Workbook Update 2 - A Questionnaire

I'M WRITING The Sketchnote Workbook's table of contents right now, and I need your help. I want to hear how you use sketchnotes in your life.

Sketchnote Workbook Questionnaire

I've created a form to learn directly from you how you use sketchnotes. This will help me as I develop the Workbook. Use the link below:

Fill out The Sketchnote Workbook Questionnaire

It shouldn't take more than a few minutes, but if you have a bunch of ideas, take as long as you want to enter your thoughts.

No guarantees, but don't be surprised if I ask you to be included in The Sketchnote Workbook!

Thanks!

Mike

Monday
Dec162013

The Sketchnote Workbook Update 1 - Book Kickoff!

The Sketchnote Workbook: Cover DesignTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY is over for The Sketchnote Handbook but I have great news! I have a new contract with Peachpit to create a second book on sketchnoting called The Sketchnote Workbook!

One of the things I wished I could do in the Handbook was explore a wider variety of uses for sketchnotes. However, because we wanted to focus in detail on the idea of sketchnotes, it made sense to aim my usage of sketchnotes at the most immediately useful application—meeting notes and conferences.

So many people deal with work meetings or attend conferences and want to be engaged in those settings that showing readers how to immediately increase the value of note taking in meetings or conferences made a lot of sense.

Revealing the Adaptability of Sketchnotes

When my editor Nikki approached me about a follow-up book on sketchnoting, I'd already been forming ideas based on all of the feedback I was hearing at talks, book signings and in emails and from social media.

I've been trying to push the boundaries of sketchnotes for a few years—applying the concepts to travel journaling, capturing eating experiences, generating and making sense of ideas and even for whiteboarding concepts in small groups.

The National: Final

After all, if sketchnotes are a concise, visual way to map your ideas, why not start applying them in different ways to everyday life?

That's exactly what I will be teaching in The Sketchnote Workbook.

Emphasis: The Essence of Sketchnoting

Part of the approach will be to teach techniques and ideas from my perspective but to also include samples and tips and tricks from many other people who are using sketchnotes in interesting ways.

Moka Pot Kit with hand sketchnoted instructions from Mauro Toselli @xLontrax

I'm excited to share the myriad ways sketchnotes can provide value, from business and education to travel and idea generation.

Worksheets and Challenges

Another aspect of The Sketchnote Workbook will be to provide worksheets—some similar to what were present in Handbook and others that are new approaches.

Right now I'm imagining less structured challenges you can choose to take up with basic guidelines and an encouragement to post them to The Sketchnote Handbook Flickr group for feedback and new ideas.

If you have an idea for a worksheet or challenge you would like to see considered, please reach out. I am going to do a simple survey very soon with more detailed questions, so please look for that to be posted here.

Video Storytelling with Sketchnotes

I was a huge fan of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and especially those wonderful field trips he took to interesting places to see masters doing their thing. I can't wait to teach new sketchnoting techniques using video storytelling.

Video shoot in progress

We're planning two hours of video content, once again shot and edited by my good buddy Brian Artka. If you've seen videos from the Handbook, you'll know why I am so stoked to have a great video storyteller like Brian on the team. I'm also bringing back Steve Mork for the soundtrack, Gabe Wollemburg for scripts and Amber Pierce to assist with instructional design. A-Team, baby!

The Sketchnote Handbook - Video 2 from size43, LLC on Vimeo.

I'll be teaching sketchnoting skills on-site, covering idea generation, travel journaling and more. I loved how the video of my sketchnoting a talk by Jon Mueller turned out in the Handbook video, so we're using it as our template for Workshop videos.

Documenting the Journey

As with The Sketchnote Handbook, I will be writing regularly here about the book creation journey. I had such a great time doing it before, I am excited to share what's happening as it happens on the Workbook project, too.

I'll be sharing things on Instagram, Flickr, Twitter and right here, so please stay tuned to those channels!

If you haven't signed up for my Rohdesign Newsletter, you can do that below and get the latest updates via email:

http://rohdesign.com/newsletter

I'm so excited! Time to rock and roll!

Tuesday
Dec102013

The Sketchnote Handbook Giveaway: WINNERS!

Birthday TSH winners

THIS PAST WEEKEND my daughter randomly picked 70 winners out of 699 entrants and I worked with spreadsheets to finalize the winners of the giveaway.

Here is the complete list of items with the winners listed below:

The Sketchnote Handbook Items

10 Sketchnote Handbook Video Editions + Orange Markers

  • JJ Adkisson
  • Matt Blaisdell
  • Doug Bracey
  • Dawn Bryan
  • Chad Ettelbrick
  • Marem Flores
  • Molly Gilman
  • Dave Gullett
  • Dave Collins
  • Katherine Henson

5 Sketchnote Handbook PDF eBook & Online Video Bundles

  • Terri Cull
  • Keith Jackson
  • Min Kim
  • Bryan Schenker
  • David Stone

3 Sketchnote Typeface Full Family licenses

  • Ryan Colwell
  • David Eiffert
  • Matt Wilkins

1 SXSW Custom Sketchnote Handbook Pocket Sketchbook

  • Tyler Smith

Physical Items

3 Three-packs of Field Notes

2 Retro 1951 Stealth Tornado Rollerballs

  • Chris Bowler
  • Christina Chung

1 Doxie Flip Scanner

  • Bob Hankin

1 United Pixelworkers T-Shirt

  • Alma Noguez

1 Ugmonk T-Shirt

  • Tom Kealey

1 FiftyThree Book

  • Carly Staunton

1 Evernote Smart Sketchbook

  • Mohammed Ali Vakil

1 Mitchell Leather Black & Olive Slim Leather Clip Wallet

  • John Shaw

1 Star Wars Limited Edition Notebook

  • Sarah Adams

Books & Videos

3 copies of The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

  • Alejandro Flores Prieto
  • Ruth Derks
  • Adam Wickert

3 copies of Enough by Patrick Rhone

  • Melanie Buellesbach
  • Florian Taltavull
  • Max Zahariadis

3 copies of Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis

  • Hoang Son
  • Cat Pinfold
  • Alan Webber

2 sets of REWORK and REMOTE

  • Melinda Walker
  • Sharon Delman

1 copy of Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

  • Alison Welch

1 set of Accidental Creative and Die Empty

  • Martyn Wood

1 copy of Janapar DVD (NTSC or PAL) and Book by Tom Allen

  • Joe Chrisman

Digital Goods

3 copies of the Symbolicons Bundle by Jory Raphael

  • Nur Fathihah Che Pee
  • Robert Jakobson
  • Andrew Smyk

3 copies of the Asian Efficiency Primer eBook by Thanh & Aaron

  • Julian Mills
  • Christopher Williams
  • Wendy Davis

2 Janapar Downloadable Videos by Tom Allen

  • Perry Moore
  • Jason Taylor

1 copy of The MacSparky Email Field Guide by David Sparks

  • Markus Einarsson

Software

10 Postbox Licenses (Mac/Windows) from Sherman Dickman

  • Geoff Allan
  • Rick Broomell
  • Richard Arnott
  • Rachel Ben Hamou
  • Larry Bernstein
  • Sanja Cvijanovic
  • Jeff Schmitz
  • Paul Vogelzang
  • Kirsty Wescombe
  • Tux Yik

3 Mars Edit 3 Licenses (Mac OS) from Daniel Jalkut

  • Dani Buckley
  • Nik Sarah Nik Mubin
  • Caleb Winebrenner

2 Pear Note 2 Licenses (iOS) from Chad Sellers

  • Howard Arfin
  • Elizabeth Matney

1 Marked 2 License (Mac OS) from Brett Terpstra

  • Leighton Price

Thank you everyone who bought or shared my book. Special thanks to my friends who have contributed to this birthday giveaway.

Happy Birthday Sketchnote Handbook!