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Entries in Sketchnote Handbook (33)

Monday
Jul212014

New Sketchnote Apparel

The Sketchnote Workbook is done and off to the printer and set to release on August 18th. I have two apparel tidbits to share:

1. The Sketchnote Icon T-Shirt is back!

70 Sketchnote Icon t-shirts were created with Cotton Bureau in May. As of today, 64 people have requested a re-print, so we're pre-ordering a new run, starting next week: Monday, July 28th.

MikeRohde Sketchnotes

If you missed ordering this shirt in May, or are just seeing these now, sign up on the top right side of the shirt page to have Cotton Bureau email you when ordering begins next Monday:

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2. Sketchnote Icon Hoodies

Friends have told me they like the hoodie I wear in the The Sketchnote Workbook video. I'm gauging interest in creating a run of these for the fall.

If you'd like one, let me know if you would prefer in this Google form:

I'll tally your emails up and determine whether to run these, and which to create.

Thanks!

P.S. Please pre-order The Sketchnote Workbook so that is sent to you as soon as it's ready. I can't wait for you to see and hold it!

Sketchnote Workbook

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!

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!

Wednesday
Nov272013

The Sketchnote Handbook 1st Birthday Giveaway (CLOSED)

ONE YEAR AGO my first book, The Sketchnote Handbook was released into the world. In that year, the book has done phenomenally well.

Birthday TSH

In the past 12 months I have "earned out" my advance (September), the book has received over 100 reviews on Amazon and I'm continually seeing new readers sharing their sketchnotes in social media.

Teachers love the book: sharing the techniques with their students. I'm working on one-day Sketchnote Workshops in Atlanta and in Milwaukee for 2014, and I've got a contract to create The Sketchnote Workbook for 2014 too!

UPDATE 12/4/2013: The Drawing is now CLOSED!

The drawing closed on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 11:59PM. Winners will be announced a bit later on rohdesign.com.

The Birthday Giveaway

I can't imagine a better way to celebrate my book's 1st birthday than to give away a bunch of cool things to you — my readers!

Email, RSS, Flickr & Facebook Group members: you get first crack!

I'm giving away 65 items — signed copies of my book, a few unique items you can't get anywhere else, and I've reached out to many of my friends to offer more goodies so that more readers can win something.

Here is the complete list of items up for grabs:

The Sketchnote Handbook Items

Physical Items

Books & Videos

  • 3 copies of The $100 Startup - This is the great book by Chris Guillebeau that I was honored to illustrate. 3 winners each get 1 copy.
  • 3 copies of Enough - Thought-provoking book from my friend Patrick Rhone gets you thinking about what's enough. 3 books for 3 winners.
  • 2 copies of REWORK and 2 copies of REMOTE - The two books from Jason and David at 37signals that I was honored to illustrate. 2 winners will each receive a set of these 2 books.
  • 1 copy of Steal Like an Artist - By my buddy Austin Kleon, this wonderful little book will kickstart your creativity. 1 copy to 1 winner.
  • 1 copy of Accidental Creative & 1 copy of Die Empty - Two great books from Todd Henry on how to get more creative and maintain it for life. 1 winner gets 1 set of Accidental Creative & Die Empty.
  • 1 copy of Janapar DVD & Book - This is a wonderful independent film from my friend Tom Allen, the bloke who rode his bike from the UK eastbound and found adventure and love along the way. 1 winner receives 1 DVD (NTSC or PAL - your choice) and 1 book.

Digital Goods

Software

  • 10 Postbox Licenses (Mac/Windows) - I'm a huge fan of Postbox for my email and I designed the app icon. Sherman and the Postbox team have given 10 licenses (Mac or PC) to share with 10 winners.
  • 3 Mars Edit 3 Licenses (Mac OS) - This is the Mac OS blogging tool I use to manage my Rohdesign and Sketchnote Army blogs. Powerful and handy for offline writing, Daniel Jalkut is providing 3 licenses to 3 winners.
  • 2 Pear Note 2 Licenses (iOS) - Chad Sellers' powerful note-taking tool combines text, audio, video and PDF slide decks in a single synced document. 2 copies for iOS (universal) go to 2 winners.
  • 1 Marked 2 License (Mac OS) - From the amazing Brett Terpstra, this app provides preview of your Markdown files for Mac OS. 1 license to 1 winner.

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!