How I Organize My Analog Visual Notes

As lifelong learners and makers, we face this challenge daily: what do you do with the little pieces of learning and creative work that you accumulate each day?

In my case, since I take analog visual notes at a few different scales (mostly large and medium), there’s some additional complexity to the questions of capture, storage, and organization.

In the video above I share my current approach to capturing and organizing my creative work, and describe how it’s well-suited to the use of pen and paper as my primary sketchnoting materials.

Here’s the full sketchnote. Watch the video above to see how it came together.

The process that I follow to capture, store, and organize my analog visual notes.

Here are links (some of which are affiliate links to Amazon) to the tools that I mentioned:

Though I don’t expect all of the specifics of my organization system to be applicable to you, I do hope that seeing my process helps you think through yours, and perhaps improve it in some small way.

Learn How to Take Visual Notes

If you like the style of the notes I share above and would like to learn that skill yourself, then come join us inside of Verbal to Visual.

There you’ll find a full library of sketchnoting courses and regular live workshops to help you build your skills:

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Cheers,

-Doug