The Art Of Visual Notetaking
I always had trouble, in certain classes, taking notes. I never knew what to write and with The Art Of Visual Notetaking this can help other people that have the same trouble.
Improve your bullet journals, to-do lists, class notes, and everything in between with The Art of Visual Notetaking and its unique approach to taking notes in the twenty-first century.
Visual notetaking is the perfect skill for journaling, class lectures, conferences, and any other time that retaining information is key. Also referred to as sketchnoting, visual notetaking is ideal for documenting processes, planning projects, outlining ideas, and capturing information. And as you’ll learn in The Art of Visual Notetaking, this approach doesn’t require advanced drawing or hand-lettering skills; anyone can learn how to use simple lines, connectors, shapes, and text to take dynamic notes.
In The Art of Visual Notetaking, aspiring sketchnoters and journalers will find helpful “Getting Started” pages of icons and badges for common note-taking purposes, with tips and encouragement for creating you own unique icons. You’ll go on to discover instruction and how-to techniques, tips, and tutorials that focus on visual notetaking for different settings, from a business meeting, workshop, or convention, to a college lecture or sermon. Expert instruction from a professional sketchnote artist and educator demonstrates how to visually arrange and compile ideas, focal points, and key concepts.
How To Use This Book
This book is formatted just like the live workshops I teach. Visual notetaking is simple to look at (that’s the whole point!), but there’s a lot beneath the surface that you may not realize!
It’s important to progress through this book in order. Don’t jump ahead or skip any section! Visual notetaking is an additive process, and each lesson builds on the last. We’ll build a strong foundation, add skills and tools, and in the end, you’ll have a strong, complete framework of knowledge you can be confident in.
Each section features instruction, practical tips, and exercises to help you practice the skills you learn, along with some fun stories from my experiences along the way.
I encourage you to use an unruled journal or sketchbook for practice. Bound books keep your work contained in one place, and they’re easy to transport and store. If journals aren’t your style, use whatever paper you have on hand. Above all, I can’t reiterate enough that you must KEEP YOUR WORK!
It’s so important to look back and see your progress as you grow. My first sketchnote was pretty bad, but I got better with practice! I’m so glad I have my old work so I can see where I’ve improved and how far I’ve come, no matter how embarrassing it might feel.
Turn the page to get started building that foundational knowledge!