This week in #nudenotes: 06 May 2019

Kick-starting this week’s retrospective, here are some inspirational Sketch Quotes, to help you to push past that Monday feeling.


Worked up a thirst watching Game of Thrones?

What you need is a refreshing cocktail!.

How about one of these amazing drinks - although I’m not sure about Valar Morguinness.

It's a Bloody Bastard for me, Cheers!

Thanks to Buzzfeed for the inspiration on these notes it will make an excellent addition into my Sketchnote Cookbook.

I nearly dropped my drink during this week’s dragon versus scorpion bit!

Stay tuned for more for more GoT nudenotes next week.

Valar Morghulis!


5 Shifts Companies Must Make to Become the Workplace of Tomorrow, inspired by an infographic by InfoSys.

What will the workplace of tomorrow be like?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Adam Grant’s podcast WorkLife recently, and I love it.

The ways different workplaces operate fascinates me. It feels like there are shifts coming to our workplaces.

Change is a constant. I’m looking forward to it!


This week’s recap notes: Unconscious Bias by Tanmay Vora

Another rainy Saturday afternoon spent making nudenotes, this one was (again) inspired by @tnvora - he always makes such awesome content.

I’ve saved loads of his visual recording notes on Pinterest to use as inspiration for my own.

Unconscious bias is such an interesting topic, especially within creative business.

The term ‘cognitive bias’ was coined by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, meaning “our tendency to filter information, process facts and arrive at judgements based on our past experiences, likes/dislikes and automatic influences.”

Buffy doesn't look too impressed with these notes, but maybe she was just grumpy because it was raining outside.


This week's #booknotes, part 19 of my notes on Creative Strategy and the Business of Design by Douglas Davis

How to use empathy and story to reach consumers.

We all love a good story, but few of us see it as a tool for successful branding.

It can be a fulfilling task to take a complex brand system and distill it down into a story fully of villains and heroes.

This helps you align strategy and creative teams, so they can working together towards that happy ending, like those classic stories we all know and love.

Buy Creative Strategy and the Business of Design here.


3 Types of Design Process

What does your design process look like?

I love a solid creative process - always on the look out for ways to improve. As the old saying goes “work smarter, not harder”.

The actual and ideal design processes, I found on Pinterest post from Crowhop Creative.

The post made me chuckle.

It got me thinking about my dream design process, then I remembered a video from The Futur, in which Chris Do outlined his creative process.

It was amazing, so logical and clear - removing risk, guesswork and surprises. It always delivered.

This is the process I try to emulate now in my own work.

Every project gets me a little bit closer to that dream process.

Thanks, to Master Do for sharing it!


That was this week in nudenotes - come back next Sunday for another recap post.

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Until next time… in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good morning and good night.