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How to Get Creative Sketchnoting Presentation

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by Anastasia

Doodling on paper is a great way to get really creative. I recommend it as a way to start any presentation design process.
But how to move from paper to computer? I put down a few ideas a how you can get creative sketchnoting presentation slides.

So if you want to express creativity in your presentation, sketchnoting is a way to try. Start doodling. Get inspired by some professional sketchnoters.

Remark: You can get all diagrams and icons from Sketchnoting Doodle Symbols.

Benefits of Using Creative Sketchnoting

Using your own doodling for note-taking has many benefits:
  • drawing stimulates your brain and puts you in a creative mood
  • it’s a way to make notes very quickly
  • helps you to see the big picture and organize your knowledge. It’s much better than just writing text, that is linear by nature.

benefits creative sketchnoting presentation

Moving Sketchnoting From Paper to Presentation Slides

The challenge is how to move from paper to presentation slides if you need to reproduce your doodle notes. It takes time but it can be worth it.
After making your sketched notes on paper, take a picture of it. Or use a scanner to get better quality.
If you want to reuse your symbols you can vectorize the pictures – change them to an editable vector format.
sketchnoting scan presentation vector
Having such vector symbols allows you to change their color and resize without losing icon quality.

Examples of Sketchnote Style Slide

Here are some illustrations of a doodle-like presentation. Such slides express creativity pretty straightforward way. So having such a hand-drawn presentation style your slides will stand out at any meeting or conference.
All those slides were created using only PowerPoint and sketchnote symbols we converted into PowerPoint vector icons. It’s a way to save your time scanning your own pictures.

Sketchnoted-like slide examples:

  • Showing how an idea spreads and drawing a hand-drawn process diagram
  •  Some blackboard version for a change – Unique evaluation table or Supply chain illustration
You can use also simple animation to uncover your slide diagram elements step by step.

Resources: Sketchnoting Doodle Symbols

The doodle symbols library for sketchnoting like creative slides design in Powerpoint consist:

  • 170 hand drawn pictogram icons and shapes on office, business, logistics, computers, education topics
  • 3 various backgrounds – yellow moleskin paper, neutral white and blackboard

The Sketchnoting deck also includes 170 symbols for creating hand-drawn illustrations and process diagrams:

  • symbols of office items: presentation and document
  • project planning symbols: steps, approval, disapproval
  • computers and IT: desktop, scanner, printer
  • education symbols: book, academic hat, board

If you like the slide examples above, you can download them directly here:

Sketchnoting Doodle Symbols

See our YouTube movie below:

Where to start?

Get inspired by some professional sketchnoters. Such as Doug Neill, a friend who runs a great online sketchnoting class at I took the class some time ago and I fully recommend it.
There are plenty of other great resources, such as the Doodle Revolution book by Sunny Brown, Sketchnote Army website.

Share With Us

Have you done any sketchnoting slides already? Let me know in the comments. I’ll be glad to add here some more examples of how people do sketchnoted slides.

3 thoughts on “How to Get Creative Sketchnoting Presentation”

    1. Hi Shan. You’re right, to create a vector shape out of scanned picture you need a software tool. I use Adobe Illustrator, it’s pretty powerful but also a bit complex. I guess there also a bunch of lighter specialized apps. Anybody?

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