Learn in Public


Share your journey.

Create new personal and professional opportunities by sharing the authentic journey of your skill development online.

$49 - Purchase

Create Your Own Career

There are no longer any barriers keeping you from creating your own career, other than your own fears.

For many professions, a degree no longer matters. What matters is demonstrating your skill and your dedication to the craft you’ve chosen to pursue.

When you learn in public, you do that. You share your skill development and your works in progress online, even before you think you’re ready.

Learn in Public: take steps that move you toward your mountain.

To overcome the fears that come along with that act of vulnerability, this course will help you develop a strategy for sharing your skill development online as you move toward the work and the life that excites you.


Course Breakdown


Part 1: The Lay Of The Land

The current state of the internet and the opportunities that abound.

1.1 The Lay Of The Land
1.2 Learning In Public: An Overview
1.3 Learning In Private vs Learning In Public
1.4 The Prerequisites For Learning In Public
1.5 Your Comfort, Growth, & Danger Zones
1.6 The State Of The Internet
1.7 Are You In?

Part 2: Learning...

You'll develop a personalized learning plan tailored to your style and goals.

2.1 Learning...
2.2 The Importance Of Milestones
2.3 Core Content & Core Skills
2.4 Gather Your Resources
2.5 The Learning Cycle
2.6 Mindset Matters
2.7 Set Aside Time
2.8 Leverage Your Perfectionism


Part 3: ...In Public

You'll decide where and how to share your learning online and connect with others.

3.1 ...in Public
3.2 Your Overarching Theme
3.3 What Learning In Public Looks Likes
3.4 Creating Your Website
3.5 Your Primary Pages
3.6 Let's Get Social
3.7 Choosing What Platforms To Be On
3.8 The Power Of The Email Newsletter

Part 4: Execute & Iterate

Put your learn-in-public plan into action and improve it as you gain experience.

4.1 Execute & Iterate
4.2 Case Study: Maria Popova of Brain Pickings
4.3 More Case Studies Coming Soon!
4.4 Epilogue


Lesson Format

Each of the 26 lessons within this course are presented in a text + illustration format, which helps to support the key ideas, as shown in the lesson excerpt below:



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:

June 13th at 9:00am Pacific Time


Learn from Anywhere

Learn in Public: laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone screenshots of the online learning environment.

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.


Of all of the Verbal to Visual courses, this one had made the most impact on me! I came to this having a good understanding of making visuals, but without any direction. The direction and action came with this course. It truly transformed my thinking and plan of action. I now have a website and a Facebook group, am working on a membership. I am so grateful for the inspiration and action steps. Fab work Doug. I’m not so scared now about learning in public.

Arnna G.

Bonus Workshops

In addition to all of the course materials described above, you'll also get access to the replays of these live workshops:


Let's Learn in Public

How will you document your creative and professional journey this year? Join us to build or refine your plan and explore the role that sketchnoting might play.

Sketchnoting & Social Media

In this workshop I'll help you develop a plan for sharing your sketchnotes on social media and building connections with others based on the topics you explore.


Get this Course

Are you ready to lay the foundation for your future career?


$49 - Purchase

One-Time Fee For Lifetime Access

Once you pick up this course you’ll have lifetime access to all current and future resources contained within it.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

I want you to be able to experience this course from the inside to see whether or not it’s a good fit for you. With that in mind, if you’re not satisfied with what you see after your first 30 days, I’d be happy to return your money.


Course Bundles

Learn in Public is included in the following course bundles: