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Sketchnotes from West Michigan’s Design Week featuring Claudia de Almeida

On behalf of the AIGA Diversity Council, I had the great pleasure of sketchnoting Claudia de Almeida’s design journey presentation for West Michigan’s 2015 Design Week. I loved her practicality and desire for experimentation while respecting the vast history of typography. I had a wonderful chat with her and look forward to her future projects with her own business, a definite step in a unique direction beyond her work with WIRED and Real Simple magazine.

Enjoy!Claudia sketchnotes web



Ram Castillo in West Michigan

I had the pleasure of attending one of Ram Castillo’s ( giantthinkers.com ) tour stops, and got some great sketchnotes to encapsulate the presentation. Ram was a real pleasure to chat with, very personable and dedicated to his vision. If you haven’t yet, check out his book “Get a Job As A Designer. Guaranteed”.

Thanks to the AIGA Diversity Council of West Michigan for the chance for Kendall College of FSU and West Michigan to have him speak!

Ram Castillo sketchnotes

Falling concept

I found an old concept I had done for fun illustrating an event from my childhood. I had been dreaming deeply when I rolled over and fell from the top bunk in my room, and while falling I woke up. To this day that sensation of exiting a dream in flight is one of my strangest experiences yet!