WorQference 2022 - Esteemed Speaker

Anuj Magazine

Director

Workshop Title: How to use Sketchnotes to become a better professional? – Learn how to embrace visual thinking to create memorable note-taking experiences and more.

 
 

Do you struggle to take notes ?
Do you find it difficult to recall details from an important meeting?
Do you wonder if there was a better way to capture ideas and refer notes?

If you asked me these questions 3 years back, my answer to these 3 questions would have been a “Yes”.

I started learning Sketchnotes 2-3 years back and gradually produced work that saw millions of views on social media. I could use Sketchnotes creatively to simplify various aspects of my work.

Visual Thinking is an underrated and an often unexplored skill for professionals. We all are adept at growing our visual thinking capabilities yet we don’t know where/how to get started.
In this workshop, my mission is to help you reduce the fear of representing your ideas with simple drawings. I will using be an art form called Sketchnotes. Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawing, hand-drawn typography, shapes and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines.
By the end of this workshop, you will:

1. Understand the importance of Visual thinking.
2. Be able to create a few Sketchnotes on your own.
3. Understand how you can use Sketchnotes to differentiate your work.

Prerequisite: Pen and Paper is enough. A few colored pen and paper would be a plus. A digital note taking app, stylus is not mandatory but it can help, if available.

Outline:

  • Why is Visual note taking important?
  • Fundamentals of Sketchnoting, Anatomy of a Sketchnote? Building Visual Vocabulary.
  • Sketchnoting for: 
    – Taking notes
    – Meeting minutes
    – Ideas generation.
    – Sprint plan
    – Retrospective

Speaker Bio

 

Anuj Magazine currently works at Walmart Global Tech India and leads Strategic Technology Programs. Prior to this, he worked at Citrix and handled roles in myriad of functions- Director (Product Management), Director (Technical Operations), Director (Engineering) during his tenure spanning 12.5 years. Prior to this, he played different roles in technology companies like McAfee and Quark.  He has 16 patent filings.

He considers ‘having a beginners mindset’ as his biggest strength.  

A good part of who he is comes from his interests and hobbies. He is a self-trained marathon runner. Have done 18 full marathons+ distances (42.195 km) (did 100 km couple of times, also a 75 km). He is an avid Sketchnote artist, which is about representing complex concepts in simple sketches. His portfolio: https://www.behance.net/anujmagazine. He holds a professional qualification in handwriting analysis. He likes to read and have been writing regularly at http://anujmagazine.blogspot.com/ .Anuj is a passionate supporter of India’s Olympic Sports. Towards this, I have been an evangelist for the NGO Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ). 

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