Cheat & Read My Notebooks

Cheat & Read My Notebooks

Your inability to draw MAY actually be your style!
— Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart

I went to a conference and heard one sentence that was worth the price of admission: “Your inability to draw MAY actually be your style!”

And with that …

💡 LIGHTBULB 💡

Cartoons are my style!

With that mental permission, I crafted a communication style driven heavily by cartoon people, arrows, and lots of squiggly flourishes.

I’ve found that the ability to quickly communicate with images makes it a snap to lead creative brainstorms, and partner effectively with people across disciplines. 

Enjoy this absolutely-no-context flip through my Old Notebooks.


Most of the images above were drawn in ink during meetings. Only in really long meetings would I bust out the watercolor markers.

Free Backyard Makeover, with a Catch

Free Backyard Makeover, with a Catch

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