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Sketchnoting basics - Anyone can visualise ideas

Patrick Visser, UX Designer and Illustrator

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11 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project Overview

    • 3. Choosing pens and paper

    • 4. Pen Demonstration Sketch

    • 5. Sketching foundations and exercises

    • 6. Choose your project idea

    • 7. Images - Sketching everyday objects

    • 8. Type - 4 ways to make words look better

    • 9. Layout - arranging your message

    • 10. Sketching my "30 minute morning routine"

    • 11. How to use this skill


About This Class

In this class you'll learn some quick and handy sketching techniques that will propel your visual communication skills to the next level.

Humans process visual information 60,000 x faster than words. So get visual!

This class is suitable both for total beginners and more seasoned designers who want to be more efficient at doing quick sketches to communicate ideas and concepts.

I'll show you how to sketch anything and apply the 4 essential building blocks of effective visual communication: images, type, layout and colour.

In this class you'll learn:

  • Choosing the right pens
  • Sketching the basic visual elements
  • Drawing simple objects and icons
  • Easy techniques to give your type more impact
  • Effective layouts to arrange your sketches
  • How to use highlight color and shading


These skills can be applied in work and life to get more ideas out, think faster and explain concepts to others with visuals.

To learn this skill you'll choose an idea or process for our project, break it down to its 3 main steps and communicate it through simple sketching.

Join me and get better at visual communication and hand sketching.





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Patrick Visser

UX Designer and Illustrator

Patrick Visser is an Experience Designer with over a decade of experience in designing websites and mobile apps for some of Australia's biggest media publishers and financial institutions.

He also successfully failed at a StartUp in the mobile gaming space.

In a previous life he was a musician and sound engineer in Switzerland where his love for creative output took him into the digital realm and across the seas to Australia.

His passion is drawing and expressing ideas wi...

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