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Hi, I'm Ashton


I used to take page after page of notes in meetings and lectures, only to realize that I had absorbed almost nothing. I was frustrated and anxious, feeling like I couldn’t keep up. Then, even though I barely knew how to draw, I tried my first sketchnote—and my mind was blown! It was fun! It was easy! And I remembered the material! Since then, I’ve made sketchnoting into a career. As a graphic recorder (or professional sketchnoter), I’ve used these same techniques to live-illustrate over 2500 seminars, lectures, and meetings all over North America. I’ve worked with corporations from Microsoft to Amazon.

Now I’m on a mission to teach other people how to harness their creativity, embrace imperfection, and capture information in new, powerful, and fun ways.

If you are interested in hiring me for professional live illustration/graphic recording services visit me at Mind's Eye Creative.


Some of my Sketchnotes

sketchnote on food security
sketchnote of SANS neurodiversity panel
sketchnote on accessibility
sketchnote leadership summit

Photography by Bridget Havercroft