Master the Basics of Graphic Recording with Smart, Talented People Like You All Around The Globe.


You can review videos and materials at anytime--day or night--on your laptop, iPhone, iPad or web-enabled device.

You can review videos and materials at anytime–day or night–on your laptop, iPhone, iPad or web-enabled device.

Learning Objective

To transform ideas into compelling sketches & diagrams that help people understand complex issues and decide what to do next.



Online 24/7 access to 30 instructional videos, 8 creative exercises & an online community.

Deep Listening

  • Your Visual Introduction
  • A Brief 20,000 Year History
  • Beginner’s Mind
  • Power of Visuals & Play

Elements of Scribing

  • Basic Shapes
  • Adding Dimensions
  • Directional Devices
  • Free Spin Exercise


  • Sketchnotes from Podcast
  • Making Images
  • Figures in Action
  • Typography

Mapping Frameworks

  • Buzzwords
  • Your 5-Year Vision
  • Mapping
  • Metaphors & Models

Your Personal Toolkit

  • Writing Tools
  • Surfaces
  • Gear
  • Scribing a Lecture

Digital Documentation

  • Capture Photos
  • Clean Images
  • Share Online
  • Resources

There is no set schedule to view or complete any of the assignments. This is built for your personal development. Work at your own pace. Each module builds upon the previous section and is supported by videos, references, suggested reading, and PDF documents.


NOTE: Student, Educator, Nonprofit & Group discounts available. Questions?



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Rockstar Scribe learning management system (LMS)

Our online learning management system allows students to share their visual work, access creative exercises and collaborate with peers.



I really like the learning environment Alphachimp Studio has provided in our own online classroom. It is really wonderful, seeing all the posts and activity.
Esther Buchmann // Norway

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Lynn Kearny

Thank you for the great image cleanup videos! You just solved a bunch of HUGE time-sink problems! That alone will save me hours!
Lynn Kearny // California

Teammember Peter Durand
Peter leads Alphachimp Learning Systems LLC, a consultancy for the design and implementation of human-centered learning strategies. He also heads up learning programs for Alphachimp University.

BACKGROUND: As a designer and facilitator, Peter Durand uses visual learning in collaborative strategy and design situations to accelerate change. Since 2004, he has served as the House Artist at PopTech and creates a number of on-site paintings live during each presentation at the annual PopTech conference in Maine. From 2007 to 2010, Durand served as the assistant director and lead facilitator at the Innovation Center at Vanderbilt Center for Better Health.

EDUCATION: He received his BFA in Visual Communications at Washington University in St. Louis and a MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. His current obsession is the global street art movement and injecting the visual language of graffiti into the business landscape.

Teammember Diane Durand
Diane Durand
Diane is Managing Director of Discovery Doodles providing graphic facilitation, graphic design and coaching for corporations, parents and kids.

BACKGROUND: Diane loves to show people how to tell their own stories with markers. As a graphic facilitator, she combines a strong sense of color with childlike drawings to create dynamic, playful, engaging graphics. In her company, Discovery Doodles, Diane is taking what she has learned in the global business world and sharing it with parents, teachers and most importantly, kids!

EDUCATION: A graduate of the theater department at the University of Texas in Austin, Diane has led teams on theatrical productions and collaborative design events for over twenty years. She is a published children’s book illustrator with a passion for teaching 21st century parenting skills and a rollicking novel Quilts, Tacos and Tattoos.

Teammember Other Rockstar Scribes
Other Rockstar Scribes
Our Community
One of the most useful experiences in this course is learning from others. Hundreds of creative people like you are part of our community. They live, work and study in North America, Europe, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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Rockstar Scribe
Basic Online Course

Tuition: $497 


Rockstar Scribe &
Business Model Studios*

Bundle Price: $597 

* For more details on the Business Model Studios course, click here.

NOTE: Group rates and discounts available for students and nonprofits.
Contact us below for details.


As a new student, here is what you get:

  • – Online access to 30 instructional videos & 8 creative exercises
  • – personal 1-on-1 interview with the course faculty
  • – Access to the online peer-to-peer learning platform


Tuition is fully refundable within 30 days of purchase.
No questions, no hassle.


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