This week in #nudenotes: 20 May 2019

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


Game of Thrones, Westeros Map

... and now our watch has ended…

To celebrate the final episode of Game of Thrones , I present, to the old gods and the new, my map of Westeros.

I wish I had this handy guide 10 years ago back in season 1!

I still can't believe it’s been a decade of awesome storytelling. What a journey!

This is the last nudenotes in my Game of Thrones series - I’ve curated an entire blog dedicated to all of these notes which you can read here.

If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones-related content check out our other blog: 15 Lessons Game of Thrones can Teach us About Branding.

I still can’t believe it’s all over, but what is dead may never die, right?

The Power of Thank You, inspired by an infographic from

How often do you say Thank You at work?

64% of working working Americans leave their jobs feel under-appreciated.

Taking the time to send a thank you note can build deeper bonds within your business from employees to employers.

It’s been well documented that employees who feel appreciated are more loyal, have increased productivity levels and are more profitable to your business.

Struggling to form some words of thanks? Lucky for you, I’ve listed out some examples as inspiration.


This week’s recap notes: Connect Then Lead ,inspired by Tanmay Vora sketchnotes on a Harvard Business Review article of the same name.

"Warmth is the conduit of influence: It facilitates trust and the communication and absorption of ideas... prior warmth helps connect immediately with those around you, demonstrating that you hear them, understand them, and can be trusted by them."

The combination of warmth and competence forms the foundation of leadership within the design process, reducing the perceived risk for both your clients and team members.


This week's #booknotes, part 21 of my notes on Creative Strategy and the Business of Design by Douglas Davis

Do you struggle presenting your creative work?

For me, it’s really motivating to push through business and creativity barriers.

I feel like Douglas says in his book that "gone are the days of creativity for creativity's sake".

Ideas only have true value in business when they have measurable outcomes, which provide a solution to a business problem.

Solving problems through design is what I love to do... I realise now that solving the problem is the easy part., but presenting that solution in a clear and concise way - so that the work does all the convincing - that's the tricky part.

I know that these notes will help improve my ability to do that.

What are your challenges when presenting your creative work?

Buy Creative Strategy and the Business of Design here.


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