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The Art of Visual Notetaking

An Interactive Guide to Visual Communication and Sketchnoting

 

By Emily Mills

 

Also referred to as sketchnoting, visual notetaking is ideal for documenting processes, planning projects, outlining ideas, and capturing information. 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. Inside you’ll find helpful 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.

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“As a university student, I have to follow a lot of lectures, so I take a lot of notes. I’m always on the lookout for useful tips on note-taking and processing my notes. So when I saw this book, I knew I had to check it out. It’s a very helpful and insightful book. There’s tips about note-taking, but also about listening to speakers in general,  some hand-lettering guidance, and exercises to help you make the best notes. A must-read for students and working people!”

Max

“To say that I loved this book would be a complete understatement. I spend what feels like half my working life notetaking for my Deaf students in my role as a Communication Support Worker and creating visuals for my students in my role as tutor of adults with special education needs. This alternative way to record notes using a visual perspective is just perfect for what I do.”

Andrea

“This book is fantastic! I am always fascinated by the videos and pictures of people taking visual notes as they listen to a lecture. This book breaks down the process for you step by step and highlights all the important factors in creating a visual representation. Emily makes sure to mention all the “basics” that are really the crucial aspects of where to sit, how to listen, how to prioritize and how to plan. If you’re even remotely interested in this area I cannot recommend it enough.”

Karen

“I have been following Emily’s career as an illustrator, sketchnoter, and graphic recorder for a few years now and I’ve always been fascinated by her skills, style, positive attitude, and willingness to share what she knows about her chosen profession… and this book is just that: A collection of everything that she knows about visual note taking!”

Prof. Michael Clayton

About the Author

Emily Mills

Emily Mills is a freelance illustrator + designer and sketchnoting fanatic. You can find her serving her clients at emilyamills.com or teaching online courses at Sketchnote Academy. Emily lives just outside Nashville, TN with her husband, Joseph.

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