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We are excited to announce a night of barbecue & sketching with sketch-artist extraordinaire Mike Rohde. This is a night  of IxDA fun you wont want to miss.

Mike’s illustration work has been featured in 37-Signal’s REWORK, the best-selling book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson; The $100 Startup, a best-selling book by Chris Guillebeau; and The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle. By day Mike is a UI/UX designer at Gomoll Research + Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the author of the Sketchnote Handbook an illustrated guide to visual note taking. Which is a fully-illustrated, beautiful piece of art in its own right.

At our meeting we’ll share imported Wisconsin brats, Italian sausages, Michigan beer, and  Mike’s story of designing Pear Note for Mac and iPad, revealing the key role sketches played in the user experience and user interface design process. He’ll share practical ways sketching can become a powerful tool in any designer’s toolkit.

tsh-video-175Sketching is a powerful visual thinking tool, for non-artists and artists alike. Come and learn how to improve your sketching and use sketching to improve your work.

Also be sure to check out Mike’s book The Sketchnote Handbook which can be purchased as a fully-illustrated book and video, designed to teach regular people how to create sketchnotes. Or just plane sketch.

Buy a copy and Mike might just sketch something for you in the margins.

Let us know you’re coming on our Meetup Group!