It was kind of a homecoming for me since I got to see so many great people I worked with from Capital One in addition to several people I know from other conferences. I had a great time.
Very exciting updates to Icons By Number! We have two talented artists and sketchnoters joining the project.
- The lovely Siena Aguayo is a master of simple, but beautiful sketchnotes.
- The mega talented designer and illustrator, Virginia Poltrack, of Fit Cat and other Android watch faces plus countless illustrations for WomenTechmakers and others.
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Once you’ve covered the basics with The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook, you might find yourself wanting to learn more about art and design. Looking to other disciplines will help your sketchnotes (as well as other aspects of your life you haven’t discovered yet!).
It’s that time of year to reflect on the past and look toward the future. A lot of great stuff happened this year:
I’ve been sketchnoting up a storm and created a series of sketches about public speaking.
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What can Van Gogh teach us about startups and technology? Here’s what I learned by visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
You don’t have to be a master from the start, it’s always a process of growth. He started his artistic career late-ish at 27. He needed a perspective frame to flatten images on to the canvas, he used tracing and projection tools as well.
I just started Project Basho’s six month Inspiration and Vision photography course. I’m very excited to see where it will take my photography and self-expression!
I took their Foundations of Digital Photography course last year just after starting my sabbatical. It was a dedicated 6 weeks, but unfortunately it was during the winter (minus snow), so I wasn’t as happy with how my photos turned out. However, it made a huge difference when I set out for South America last February and has increased my technical and photo processing abilities.
Here’s a selection of my favorites, check out the full photoset on Flickr!
Although I don’t plan to start a career in game development, I attended the Game Loop Philly un-conference today. I thought I’d feel a little out of place, but I was pleasantly surprised by the breadth of topics. Each session was applicable to either my work or personal life and I met a lot of great people! Here are the highlights from the sessions I attended today.