My sketchnote collection from all the years

Boon Yew Chew
3 min readOct 21, 2021

I’ve amassed a sizable collection of sketchnotes over the years mostly from conference talks. I started in 2010, and it’s been a really good run.

Although I’ve lapsed sketchnoting since not attending in-person conferences due to COVID, I’m still fond of the medium and have been grateful for the opportunities this habit has availed to me since I began my journey thanks to Eva-Lotta Lamm.

My insert in Mike Rohde’s sketchnote handbook, 2012
My insert in Mike Rohde’s sketchnote handbook, 2012

I was recently contacted by an editor for Uppercase magazine who asked if I would be interested to contribute to an upcoming issue on sketchnotes. They do some really lovely coverage of creative work and I have a few of their old issues lying around, so this was really exciting and I keenly responded with a yes.

As I was digging through my years of sketchnotes, it opened up a lot of memories for me, and so I thought to publish it here on Medium in case some of you readers are into this sort of thing. They’ve been sitting somewhat neglected on a Flickr collection for many years.

I went through a phase when I was giving talks and workshops on how to do sketchnotes and how to apply visual thinking to service design, which was a lot of fun.

Here below is a list of the main sketchnotes I’ve collected from various conferences and events.

If you scroll further down the page, I’ve added a few of my personal favourites and some reflections on what made them special.










Boon Yew Chew

Principal UX designer at Elsevier. IxDA local leader and board alumni. Strategy. Systems. Visual thinking. Design. Has a brain in his stomach.