Think Like Ink

Workshops to learn our visual language


Notebook and pencil for workshops

We talk. You draw.

It’s awesome.

Taking your own visual notes helps you better engage with the world around you. That’s because our brains are wired for visuals–they process them 60,000 times fast than text!

By taking visual notes, you’ll understand and remember more information. Our workshop is visual note-taking 101–we’ll teach all the fundamentals. And it's completely customized to you.

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Strengthening communication and learning new skills will bring your people together.

Better Communication

Communicating to others visually means they’ll better understand and remember what you’re telling them.

Smarter You

Taking visual notes will help you process and understand information, supporting life-long learning.

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Visual notes are for everyone

The universal language of visuals help people think and communicate. Since 65% of people learn better visually, we create workshops that work for everyone–young, old, professional and free-spirited. If you want to learn, we’re ready to meet you where you are with a custom workshop!

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The language of visual notes

You’ll learn about these building blocks of visual communication from industry experts

Listening and Filtering
Listening & filtering
Organizing ideas
Visual Language
Drawing Live

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"Our entire team had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Even our non-creative staff said they enjoyed and learned new skills."
Laurel Cline, Vice President of Marketing at Wintrust
"Ink Factory taught us about so many great strategies for visual note taking, it was easy to come back and put the process to work."
Ann Dziadon, Associate Director of Innovative Programs at the University of West Florida
"It was definitely a shot of creativity that has inspired me to communicate in a new way. I recommend it to anyone!"
Anna Transue, Marketing Coordinator at Texas A&M University
“I simply wanted to say thank you for providing this once in a lifetime experience for our Web with a Twist teens at Ink Factory!"
Randiss Hopkins, After School Matters
"Both groups left inspired to try visual note-taking and incorporate it into their studies and lessons."
Daniel Bennett, Big Shoulders

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What kinds of workshops do you offer?

Our workshops are based on your desired time frame. We can do a super quick one-hour overview, a partial day, full day, or multiple days. Longer workshops include deeper dives into exercises and one-on-one feedback.

Where are the workshops held?

We can host the workshop in our inspirational Chicago studio (with wall-to-wall whiteboards!), travel to you, or work with you to find the perfect venue.

What’s included in the workshop?

Our workshops all include an instructor who is an expert in the field of visual note-taking. The instructor will cover the fundamentals of visual note-taking through hands on exercises and give feedback to participants on their work as they layer on new skills. We also offer an Ink Factory sketchbook as an optional add-on for each participant to take home after the workshop.

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