Ideas Drawn

Ideas Drawn by Tanmay Vora |

I combine two decades of business leadership experience with the power of visual thinking to illuminate complex ideas and facilitate groups for collective sense-making with powerful visual tools.

I offer:
  • Visual Thinking Workshops and Coaching
  • Visual Summaries for Authors (Book/Chapter Summaries)
  • Strategy Storytelling and Facilitation
  • Graphical Recording of Events
  • Sketchnotes and animated videos of Ideas Worth Sharing
With visual services, I aim to:
  • Simplify and Synthesize Ideas
  • Enable Learning (and make it a bit more fun!)
  • Provoke Thinking
  • Facilitate Conversation
  • Engage People with Ideas (and with each other)
  • Change Behaviors
  • Inspire Better Performance
  • Help Solve Problems

Contact to know more about how to leverage sketchnotes and visual thinking in your specific context.

Visual Blog: Click here to see all blog posts with sketchnotes

My Sketchnotes Gallery

This gallery contains a few samples. All my work can be found at my SketchBlog. All images are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

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Case Studies and Testimonials

It’s been a pleasure working with Tanmay. He helpfully and patiently guided me in distilling the essence of a very complex Theory of Change, and then converted this essence into an attractive Sketchnote and short video which have really brought these key messages to life. The feedback that I’ve had from my colleagues around the world, is it’s helping them to quickly understand these key concepts, and they’re now asking for versions in other languages to help disseminate the messages further.   That kind of excitement and engagement from others would have been impossible to generate through a written document alone. – Lucy Morris, Senior National Society Development and Partnership Adviser, International Directorate, British Red Cross

It was wonderful to work with Tanmay on two projects that made our work come to life in a visually engaging and attention grabbing way. As part of our audience is teens, we wanted to display what we do in a fun and inspiring way. Tanmay’s sketchnotes captured our work in a such an appealing presentation, we’ll be using the images in emails, on our website, and on our social media platforms. – Tom Rocco, Director of Outreach, Marketing & Communications , Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)

Tanmay is proof of the power of social connection. He has mastered the ability to tell a story with his sketchnotes for both my podcast and my upcoming book. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and brings so much joy to the process. It has been an honor having him support my work. – Tiffani Bova, Growth & Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce | WSJ Bestselling Author, Growth IQ

“An exemplary job in translating the program inputs for our first ever “Signature Learning Program” to sketch notes that were comprehensive and aesthetic. They resonated well with the different program stakeholders.” – Moon Moon Roy, DGM (HR), Mahindra Partners, India

“We love Tanmay’s sketches and have linked to a number of them from our newsletter. We decided to also include one in our print magazine because we feel he has a knack for communicating in a quick graphical way some more complex topics. Making them easier to understand and remember.”Patrick Tanguay, Editor in Chief, e-180 Magazine , Canada

”In a super fruitful collaboration Tanmay helped us to visualize some of our key leadership principles. The results fully matched our very high expectations and reflect the passion and love that Tanmay puts into these sketch notes. Tanmay’s way of visualizing complex topics in a simple and very esthetic way is just great. Big thanks from our side.” Daniel Steiner, PhD, Vice President, Molecular Partners, Switzerland

“It was a pleasure to have Tanmay with us during the IEEE event ‘Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions’ (IIAS) held in Delhi. The six post-facto infosketches by him stood out for their cognition, clarity and compassion as these comprehensively captured the ideas of a diverse set of experts discussed through the day in a myriad of different formats. These infosketches were also featured on the event website as well as included in the event report.” Deepak Maheshwari, India Program Chair, Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, IEEE

“Please accept our deep appreciation on the illustrations you did recently for the sessions at our Elevate Summit User Conference. We were amazed by the way you were able to discern the core message of each presentation and portray it so well in graphic form with limited guidance from us. The illustrations were very well received by conference participants and speakers alike. Participants liked being able to see in a glance the message of the session, and to be able to take home such a concise summary. The speakers felt that you had captured their core message in a fun and attractive manner.” – Brenda Travassos, BambooHR

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You can use sketchnotes for:
  • Documenting ideas, insights and lessons in an easy-to-grasp format
  • Brainstorming and Creative problem solving through visual facilitation
  • Increasing engagement and reach by helping people remember and share key insights shared in podcasts, blog posts, talks, workshops and conferences
  • Summarize the essence of books, articles and talks in one page!
  • Propagation of ideas (marketing and internal communications) that is free of clutter and content
  • Use visual communication (as social objects) to drive conversations, cultural change and transformation.
  • For Self-Learning, Synthesizing and Sense-Making
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Responses on How Sketchnotes Helps

Tanmay Vora’s visual synthesis adds value by showing connections that may not have been obvious in our article…The network enables us to co-create new context and add meaning. I have never met Tanmay but we have become knowledge co-creators. This is the power of social learning in digital networks, enabling knowledge to flow in directions we cannot know in advance. – Harold Jarche

“The excellent @tnvora cleverly summarising on one sheet of paper what usually takes 20 blog posts or 100 tweets.” – Neil Tampling

Tanmay Vora’s sketchnote on why they’re awesome is awesome! – International Forum of Visual Practitioners

Very nice, I like your visual style. Resonates well with my picture processing brain. – DDVassuer

Handrawn is a human element in a digital world. – Anne McColl

“I use this @tnvora diagram the time with my patients who are digital-savvy.” – Kenny Gibson

Brilliant stuff. You have made learning easy for me 🙂 Thank you for sharing. – Ruchi B

We process visuals 60x faster. Sketch notes would definitely increase comprehension/learning. – Susan McIntire

I just wanted to thank you for some of the most fabulous & creative picture-dialogue I’ve seen – Kenny Gibson

The insights from your drawings are inspiring. – Bruce Watkins

Oh so true! Appreciate you for making the world a tad better place for learning & living – Sadhan KB

Great #sketchnote. In fact, I love all your sketch notes. Great illustrations of important messages – Stephen Huppert

Brilliant Ideas shared in a very succinct & engaging manner. Thank you – Arun Kaimal

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