Tap into the power of your visual brain.

Sketchnoting is a creative superpower, and I want to help you wield it.



Imagine a world where you actually remember and apply the ideas you learn about in the books you read and the conferences you attend.

My one-page summary of the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown.

Imagine a world where your meetings don't run in circles, but instead lead to informed decision-making, with everyone on the same page.

In any group setting there's a need for generous meaning-makers.

Imagine a world where the presentations you give and stories you tell actually land and stick with the audience you're trying to reach.

Creative tools have never been more accessible. What story will you tell?

Imagine a world where the genius inside of you can fully express itself.

Give your genius a voice.

That's the world I want to help you enter.

And sketchnoting is the gateway to it.

The start of my sketchnotes of a conversation between Jim Collins and Tim Ferriss.

Sketchnoting is a note-taking technique that taps into both the verbal and visual processing powers of your brain in a way that makes you a better learner, problem-solver, and storyteller.

I'm here to help you build your sketchnoting skills and apply those skills to the work that you care about.



Meet Your Host


Hi, I'm Doug!

After getting a Master of Arts in Teaching on my way to becoming a high school math, science, and EFL teacher, I got pulled into the world of visual thinking thanks to Sunni Brown's TED Talk about the power of doodling.

For the past decade I've been exploring that world and building educational materials for others who want to apply this creative toolset to their personal and professional life.


The life path that led me to this work.

The deeper I dive into the world of visual thinking, the more excited I get about what you can do with these skills. My goal with Verbal to Visual is to share that enthusiasm with you and pass on all of the lessons that I've learned throughout my journey.



Library of Sketchnoting Courses

Our library of complete-at-your-own-pace courses will get you up and running with sketchnoting, and teach you the many ways that you can incorporate this skill into your personal and professional life.

Reconnect to making marks by hand as you learn to use text, layout, imagery, and color to engage your visual brain.

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Merge your sketchnoting skills with the unique capabilities of a digital note-taking device to amplify your learning, problem-solving, and storytelling efforts.

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Add sketchnoting to your toolkit as an instructor as you help your students develop their own visual thinking skills!

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Tap into the power of visual storytelling as you learn the tools and techniques for making illustrated videos.

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Turn your passion and skills into a transformative educational experience for others.

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Lay the foundation for your future career by documenting and sharing your skill development.

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A faster path to fluency: use the powerful combination of words and visuals to help you master a new language.

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Craft a side project in which you merge your interests with your sketchnoting skills to create work that will get you paid.

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Monthly Q & A with Doug



Bring questions related to the course you're working through or share your latest sketchnoting project for feedback. Open to all members of Verbal to Visual, no matter your experience level. Join us for some rich discussions about the world of visual thinking!

Upcoming Q & A:

July 17th at 9:00am Pacific Time

Book Club: To Sell Is Human



If you're starting to think about offering your sketchnoting skills as a service or using them to make products, then this book club is for you! We're reading To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink with the course Sketchnoting Side Hustle in mind, but this event is open to all members of Verbal to Visual. To participate, pick up the book and then read/sketchnote as much as you're able. During the event we'll share our sketchnotes, talk about the most impactful ideas, and discuss how we're each applying them to our own products and services.

August 20th at 9:00am Pacific Time


Learn from anywhere.

Built on top of the Mighty Networks platform, you'll be able to access all of our resources from any browser or by using the native iOS or Android app.

But it's not just a place for you to watch video lessons. You'll also be able to share your sketchnoting work, get feedback, and ask questions so that you can keep moving forward.




Start Building Your Sketchnoting Skills

What will you make, and where will it take you? Let's find out.


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