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Thursday
Dec012016

Happy 4th Birthday, Sketchnote Handbook!

The Sketchnote Handbook 4th Birthday

4 YEARS OLD?!

It's hard to believe The Sketchnote Handbook was released on December 1, 2012. I'm so very honored that it's had such an impact in the world these past 4 years.

Thank you all for the amazing support you've given to me, my books and all of my projects.

Happy 4th Birthday, Sketchnote Handbook!

P.S. If you'd like to send a sketchnoted birthday greeting to The Sketchnote Handbook, use #sketchnotehandbook4th on your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media posts.

Mike Rohde

Tuesday
Aug252015

The Sketchnote Podcast: Season 1 Re-Released

I'M EXCITED to re-release my series of 10 Sketchnote Podcast videos for you. Watch all 10 episodes on Vimeo, YouTube, or right here:

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 1

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 2

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 3

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 4

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 5

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 6

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 7

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 8

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 9

Sketchnote Podcast Episode 10

Video shot and edited by Brian Artka at Size 43 Creative. Thanks Brian!

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Friday
Nov282014

Sketchnote Books and Sketchnote Typeface Make Great Gifts!

AWAKEN THE CREATIVE in someone you love with the gift of The Sketchnote Handbook, The Sketchnote Workbook, and The Sketchnote Typeface. Enjoy these coupons and special prices to make sketchnote gift-giving easy.

The Sketchnote Workbook & The Sketchnote Handbook: 35-50% Off Coupons

Handbook & Workbook Combo

Both The Sketchnote Workbook and The Sketchnote Handbook are on sale at Peachpit for 35% off with coupon code SKETCHNOTE, and that includes my entire catalog of books, PDFs, DVDs and videos.

The Sketchnote Typeface Full Family: $69 (30% Off) at Creative Market through 12/31

The Sketchnote Typeface Full Family

I've put The Sketchnote Typeface Full Family I created to design The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook, on sale through the end of the year for $69 at Creative Market. That's 30% off the $99 price.

The Full Family includes these fonts:

Thank You Everyone!

Most of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who as supported me in my book and typeface creation journey. I could not have done all of this without your encouragement over the past few years. I hope these small tokens of appreciation help you share the gift of creativity with the ones you love.

Thank you!

- Mike

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!