Think Like Ink ® Workshop

Visual Note-Taking 101


Visual Note-Taking 101

6 hours | $499 $374 | Recording

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Our full-day workshop is a visual note-taking bootcamp in six hours. We run the gamut of skills our artists have practiced and perfected to take your visual note-taking to the next level. You'll have enough time to practice with each topic and try your hand at real-time visual note-taking. This is a jumping-off point for implementing the visual language in your day to day life! New and more experienced visual practitioners are welcome.

What you'll get:

  • Two, 3-hour videos to watch at any time for a period of 30 days. Once played, each video is streamable for 72 hours.
  • A PDF participant manual
  • A visual recap of the workshop


The Visual Thinking Sketchbook

After many years in the making, our PERFECT sketchbook for small format visual note-taking (aka sketch-noting) is available to purchase. The Visual Thinking Sketchbook is designed by Ink Factory artists and manufactured by a woman-owned business in California. It's the perfect companion for our online workshops.

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Who should take visual note-taking 101?

Working professionals

Working Professionals

People who want to make sure their ideas are heard and improve the way their teams think and communicate.

Students and Teachers

Students and Teachers

People who want to learn or teach others how to take better notes and think through or explain difficult concepts with visual techniques.

Visual Thinkers

 Visual thinkers

Anyone who is curious about the power of visual note-taking and wants to dive in and explore!

What you'll learn

Two Ink Factory team members will take you through...


HistoryThe rich history of the visual language

ToolsHow to use different tools and materials

HandwritingEasy ways to improve your handwriting

Organizing IdeasThe basics of organizing ideas visually

TypographyHow to identify the elements of design in visual notes

Live drawingHow to draw live visual notes

Visual note-taking masteryHow to start mastering visual note-taking techniques

Visual LibraryHow to start developing your own visual library


A participant draws in their sketchbook


We designed this workshop with accessible materials in mind.

Something to draw on:

  • Can be a sketchbook, or loose paper, but make sure you have a lot of blank pages to work with.
  • The bigger, the better, but make sure your page is at least 8.5"x11.”

Black markers to write with:

  • A smaller, fine tip marker
  • A larger, chisel tip marker
  • A larger, bullet tip marker

Optional but encouraged:

    • Correction tape
    • Color markers that won’t bleed when used with your black markers (one light color, one medium color, and one dark color are suggested).

Dry-erase boards will work well in place of paper, but make sure you have enough markers with plenty of ink.

If you have experience with and want to use a drawing tablet, you are welcome to, but know that it may be more difficult for you to share your work out with the group unless you have an easy way to screen share from your device. We won’t be speaking about how to draw with or use a tablet.


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