World Sketchnote Day

World Sketchnote Day is observed next on Saturday, January 11th, 2025 (238 days from today).

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If you've ever gotten in trouble with your school teacher for "doodling" in class, rest assured knowing there's a holiday instead of boasting about the reality of visual learning.  World Sketchnote Day celebrates originality in sketching and provides insights into what visual learners can achieve with their notes.  Read more to learn about the history of the holiday and see how you can celebrate it at Day of the Year.

History of World Sketchnote Day

World Sketchnote Day was started in 2016 by creators Mike Rohde and Mauro Toselli.  These two, along with a small group of designers and producers, created the company, called Sketchnote Army, to help showcase their sketches and artists from around the world.  The holiday itself highlights talented artists past social media contests, where those who like to sketch and combine it with notes or reminders can be featured on their website.  From there, interviews, podcasts, and blog posts are made to air these artists, learn about their history, and see why they sketch the way they do.

Sketchnoting is a form of visual note-taking that allows people to better remember their ideas and become a lot more creative with their notes.  One of the reasons why sketching is important is because, for some people, it helps them better remember facts or ideas that need to be known or thought about later.  Sketchnoting is more than just images.  It combines an extensive arrangement of words and images to create mnemonic techniques.  On this holiday, people show off their notes, talk about their methods so everyone can learn from them, and appreciate their work.

How to celebrate World Sketchnote Day

If you want to celebrate this holiday, let us start by using social media as a base to share your work.  Send your notes to the Sketchnote Army and see if they like your work.  You can also use the hashtag #worldsketchnoteday when posting your notes on social media and explain to people why you use visual sketches in your notes to keep in mind.  With this holiday, you will be able to connect with people who share the same feelings about their notes and possibly find new ideas to talk about your art.


World Sketchnote Day has been observed annually on January 11th.


Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Saturday, January 11th, 2025

Sunday, January 11th, 2026

Monday, January 11th, 2027

Founded by

Mauro Toselli on January 1st, 2016

Mike Rohde on January 1st, 2016

Also on Saturday, January 11th, 2025

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