Sketchnote Starter Course by Matt Ragland

Sketchnote Starter Course

Begin creating sketchnotes this week!


If you've ever looked at sketchnotes and wanted to use them to capture ideas better, this is the place to start. At the end of the lessons you'll be ready to put pen to paper and begin creating.

18 total lessons

I take the essential lessons of creating sketchnotes and have built them out even more in this course. We go through the basics, next-level training, and taking the leap in digital sketchnote creation and editing.

5 practice exercises

One of the best things you can do to improve with sketchnotes (or anything) is practice. This rebuilt course includes new practice prompts that will help you grow and be more confident in your work.

Live video demonstrations

One of the best ways to learn is by seeing, and nothing does that better than video. As the course builds out I'll be adding new videos each month, and increasing the price with each update. 

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What's included?

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The Basics
Welcome & What to Expect
Using Simple Shapes
5 Simple Shapes to Help You Start Sketchnoting
3 mins
Keep it Damn Simple
Building a Visual Library
Next Level Sketchnoting
The Key to Visual Thinking
What if you can't draw?
Mixing in Sketchnotes with Written Notes
The Difference Between Sketchnotes & Illustrations
How I Create a Sketchnote
8 mins
Practice Makes Progress
Practice Prompts
10X Practice
15 Facial Expressions
Sketchnotes in Public
Creating Sketchnotes for Talks
Two Sketchnote Layouts
How to Create a Sketchnote Explainer Video
Case Study: A Sketchnote Explainer Video for ConvertKit
6 mins
Workflow for Editing Videos in iMovie
5 mins
Bonus Resources (and more to come)!
Toolkits & Apps
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