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.

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

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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.