Black, Yellow, Red Pen People: Which one are you? BY: GARY KOPERVAS In his book, The Back of the Napkin: How to Solve Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, Dan Roam uses different colored pens to symbolize or represent an individual’s comfort level with sketching. “Black Pen

Our lead trainer community is a group of super talented individuals who not only teach cool shit, but do cool shit. Sketching trainer Gary Kopervas loves to use interesting audio sources—a podcast, song, speech—as inspiration for sketch noting practice. He wasn't able to make it to our

You’re passionate about the work you do and the company you work for. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, you’re all about making your organization a more innovative and creative place. That means you’re looking to instill a mindset and implement solutions that enable

“I can’t draw.” We hear it over and over again when we discuss visual thinking. And our answer is always, “Yes you can. And you should.” When we were kids, we never said we couldn't draw. We didn’t even think about it—we simply picked up a marker or crayon

Sometimes people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But drawing is worth Thousands of words. Why? Because there is simply no better (or faster) way to communicate what you mean to your team. Often in meetings there's a lot of handwaving and conversation

This blog post could also be titled “don’t bother taking our class on sketching”. Some great resources on the value of doodling and sketching can be found here, in an Ignite talk given by Sunni Brown. It’s only five minutes and totally awesome. If you want to

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