Sketchnote #70 – Who Inspires You?


We always stand on the shoulders of those who come before us.

I’ve been creating Doodle Cards and other graphics almost every day since May 2016, and just self-published an eBook based on them. Looking back now, I don’t create them only myself; I can keep creating something every day because I always get inspired by the people who I respect.

Here is a list of individuals who always inspire and uplift me, even during a tough time:

James Altucher (Twitter: @jaltucher) – I read his book “Choose Yourself” in 2015, and it reconstructed my belief system. I’ve been reading his blog since then. When I first posted a visual note of his podcast, he shared it with his audience—that was a huge surprise to me, and also motivated me to keep creating and sharing my work with the world.

Sunni Brown (@SunniBrown) – Her book, “The Doodle Revolution,” inspired me to draw. Without her book, I wouldn’t start doodling—and you would never see my Doodle Cards.

Doug Neill (@douglaspneill) – I took one of his online courses, “An Introduction to Visual Note-Taking,” and it really helped me understand how to communicate better with visuals.

Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo) – Eric’s blog,, has helped me maintain my mental health. Eric is another person who often shared my work with his audience and helped me gain a public exposure.

Mike Rohde (@rohdesign) – I haven’t had a chance to get in touch with Mike yet, but his book “The Sketchnote Handbook” and the global community of sketch-noters, Sketchnote Army, have inspired me a lot.

Tod Brilliant (Instagram: @todesbrilliant) – Tod is the founder of the Super Nice Club and one of the influencers who started sharing my work with his audience in my early days.

And lastly—you. Yes, you. I can continue creating something every day because there are people who see my work. It doesn’t matter whether you “Like” my post or not; what is important to me is to do my best to make my work as inspirational as possible so that you can get something that is worth spending your time.