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Happy Holidays!

I'll keep this newsletter short and sweet—it's just an excuse to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of what has been a truly amazing 2015 here at Sketch Videos.

I genuinely feel blessed to have had so many incredible opportunities and worked with some wonderful people this year—I am so pumped about how 2016 is shaping up, I can barely contain my excitement. It's going to be huge!

This is a bit self-indulgent, but here are a few highlights:

  • We created 41 sketch videos this year. That's almost one video per week! These videos helped combat racism, communicate organisational restructures, lobby political issues, educate the public about important health issues, and explain an innovative new system for foster care. Thank you so much to each of our clients for trusting us to bring your story to life.
  • We've grown the team. The above milestone would not have been possible without the amazing team of people that Sketch Videos has begun to assemble. We now have a team of six talented illustrators, all with their own unique style (Robin, Wendy, Rebecca, Andrea, Jess, and Susan), an amazing copywriter/producer (Kerstin), and our hardworking videographer (Simon). I'm so excited about what these guys will be able to deliver for our clients next year.
  • I live-sketched 11 events this year. I had the good fortune of graphically recording a large technology conference, some executive meetings at the national broadcaster, a series of public workshops soliciting feedback on the NDIS rollout, a panel discussion for QUT, and more. It's a buzz to be invited to capture these events, and I hope to seek out more of these opportunities in 2016. If you'd like your event captured visually, get in touch!
  • I taught four sketching workshops. Throughout the year, a number of people signed up to take one of our full-day sketchnoting and visual thinking workshops. The workshop covered such things as sketching basic shapes, faces and figures, building a visual vocabulary, visual metaphor, and practicing real-time sketching of a live presentation.

Whew, that's enough—thanks for indulging me on this retrospective. I hope you enjoy a well-earned break, and I hope your 2016 is all that you hope for and more.