Sketchnotes Resource Guide

Sketchnotes Resource Guide

Sketchnotes Resource GuideTo be honest, this article is as much for my own benefit as for anyone else. I’ve come across a lot of great articles, presentations, and videos about taking sketchnotes – some bookmarked, some posted to Facebook or Google+. I finally got tired of not being able to find a particular article or presentation I’d seen and decided I’d collect them all in one place and might as well post it here in case anyone else might find it helpful.

Sketchnotes Websites

It’s only fitting to start off with the founder of sketchnotes, Mike Rohde. Mike started The Sketchnote Army in 2009 with the stated purpose of “dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world, from events, conferences, workshops or wherever sketchnotes are captured or created.” The Sketchnote Army is a great place to find curated examples of sketchnotes from all over.

Presentations and Videos about Sketchnotes

A selection of videos and presentations with tips and suggestions for how to take sketchnotes.

Visual Note-Taking 101 from SXSW 2010

At the 2010 SXSW, four visual thinking luminaries, Mike Rohde, Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and Austin Kleon led a panel discussion on visual note taking, aka sketchnoting.


Sketchnotes / Visual Note-taking from Eva-Lotta Lamm


If there’s a group of people who have taken to sketchnotes more than others it’s UX designers. Several UX designers have published presentations and videos about taking sketchnotes.

Sketchnotes for Developers (i.e. Everyone) by Binaebi Akah


Why and How to Start Sketchnoting, IA Summit 2012 by Veronica Erb


Sketchnoting – By Rebekah Olsen

Articles on Sketchnotes

Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking

Core77 Sketchnotes Channel

Shut Up & Draw: A Non-Artist Way to Think Visually (Notes)

Visual Note Taking

“I Draw Pictures All Day”


Sketchnoters on Flickr

Links to some prominent and prolific sketchnoters’ works on Flickr

Mike Rohde

Eva-Lotta Lamm

Veronica Erb

Michele Ide-Smith


Books on Sketchnotes

Sketchnote Handbook – by Mike Rohde

Sketchnotes 2011 by Eva-Lotta Lamm

Sketchnotes Field Guide Book by Binaebi Akah


This, of course, is not an all-inclusive list and it will continue to grow and evolve. I’m still searching for some resources I’ve come across but can’t find again. Do you have a favorite presentation, video or article about how to take sketchnotes that you don’t see here? Leave a comment below to let me know.