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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!



Inktober – Jetty Rae

I have committed to Inktober, so here we go! As a fancy double-whammy I will be featuring great talents from the Mitten State, so stay tuned. To kick it off, my very dear friend the amazing Jetty Rae! The plan is to keep them under a half hour. I’m a busy lady.