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 follow-up plan after reading the book Company of One by Paul Jarvis.

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.

The 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.

What You'll Find Inside Verbal to Visual


Here's what you'll find inside our online learning environment that's custom-built for visual thinkers.

Courses where you can build your skills.

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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Community that will provide feedback, motivation, and accountability.

Within each course you'll be able to share your work and see posts from other participants. I also host a live webinar each week to do a deep dive on a particular sketchnoting topic.

Coaching for those times when you need an extra boost.

All members of Verbal to Visual get access to one-on-one coaching calls, where we can do a deep dive into your current work and pressing questions. I love hearing what you're up to and helping you figure out your next steps.

Start Building Your Sketchnoting Skills


Join a global community of visual thinkers working to master the skill of sketchnoting.

Get access to everything with a monthly subscription (you can cancel at any time):

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Or start with an individual course by hopping over to the course library:

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