January 11th is World Sketchnote Day!
Each year the sketchnoting community celebrates this day with the Pass The Sketchnote event. Participants across the world team up and “pass” a note, each member adding a visual element to the sketchnote. We use Twitter and posted under the hashtag #SNDay2020
This year I was on Team 3, along with sketchnoters from Germany, France and the US – New Jersey, Nevada and San Francisco.
Here’s the final sketchnote:
Shoutout to the team
- @GPreiksch in Hamburg, Germany
- @virgilelievre in Avignon, France
- @maxman_jenna in Columbia New Jersey
- @maoliver17 in Las Vegas, NV USA
- And me, @katerutter in San Francisco, CA \ USA
This was my 2nd year participating. I’m inspired by the global collaboration and happiness that people bring to the event. Celebrating sketching and joining together to inspire each other…that’s a great thing!
I learned that I like being the last one to contribute. I enjoy seeing the earlier contributions and trying to bring them all together. This year was easy, as there was already a strong metaphor in place…I just needed to continue the journey of the pencil, and close the loop (got sneaky with adding the ship in the Bay!)
I was surprised that the contributions were so based in our local geography. It made it feel like a true international collaboration, but I also love sketchnotes that focus on ideas and concepts. Working more pictorially was a surprise.
Next time I’d like to have a little more time…I had a commitment the night it was happening, so I wasn’t able to post until after midnight my time. Hopefully everyone was okay with that!