The Sketch Effect is a team of talented creatives dedicated to elevating ideas through remarkable visual communication.
Founder and Principal
A passionate believer in visual communication, William’s primary task is to ensure The Sketch Effect is delivering the best possible visual communication solutions to its clients. He’s the standard-bearer, sketch ambassador, and visual communication evangelist, on a mission to elevate ideas. In addition to running the business, William still likes to get his hands dirty (with marker ink, of course).
Business Development Coordinator
A native of Prague, Czech Republic, Tereza speaks many languages, has worked all over the world, and loves diverse cultures. She also loves the culture of business and speaks the language of value, eager to share all about the value of visual communication. Up for any adventure, Tereza has crossed Mongolia on horseback, explored the Himalayas on a motorbike, and keeps up with pen pals from around the world.
Wired for the details but always keeping in mind the big picture, Sydney’s job is to bring order from the chaos and support the team’s mission to deliver remarkable visual communication work. In other words, she sees the forest and the trees. Speaking of trees, Sydney loves the great outdoors (especially wintery locations), is a pine tree aficionado, and has lived in both Alaska and Haiti.
Live Artist – Nashville, TN
A master of Sketchnotes and accomplished designer and illustrator, Emily is The Sketch Effect’s resident Live Artist in the Nashville, TN Market. With deep focus and poise, Emily brings fantastic Graphic Recording and Sketchnote services to the Music City and beyond. An avid traveler and nature-lover, when she’s not exploring a canvas you can find Emily exploring the world around her…preferably in a kayak.
Live Artist – Washington, D.C.
A true native of Washington DC, Constance Wilson brings Sketch Effect services to the Beltway and beyond. Combining her listening skills, artistic talents, and infectious spirit, Constance is a fantastic addition to any live event. Although she’s been a model, an artist, an event planner, a singer, and a public speaker, her most cherished titles are “Mom” and “Wife.” Constance also enjoys karaoke.
Live Artist – Salt Lake City, UT
A Salt Lake City resident by way of Hawaii, Kent Carollo is a true jack of all trades. After earning a degree in Biology, Kent passed up dental school to pursue freelance Graphic Design. He’s also a gifted Live Sketcher, producing quality Graphic Recordings and Sketchnotes that embody the clean flavor of his design work. A few other skills in Kent’s repertoire include Polynesian dancing, surfing and traditional Maori woodcarving.
Director of Operations
Meg’s job is to keep the whole system running smoothly, ensuring excellent, on-time, and on budget projects. Whether it’s drafting a killer timeline, coordinating deliverables, or keeping a project on track, Meg does her work with equal parts grace and grit. She ensures that the Sketch Effect experience is amazing for both clients and team-members, alike. Plus, she’s also a heck of a nice person.
Animator and Editor
Brandon is one of the animators/editors at The Sketch Effect, using his considerable skills to masterfully bring Sketch Effect videos to life for some of the best clients in the world. If he comes across as quiet, it’s just because he’s contemplating the next mind-blowing technique he’ll use to make the next Sketch Effect video the best Sketch Effect video. …Or he’s contemplating Burritos (#AnimationFuel).
Animator and Editor
Hailing from “America’s High-five” (aka Michigan), Catherine combines here enthusiastic spirit and Midwestern work-ethic to produce exceptional animation work. In fact, the only thing more amazing than her animation might be her earrings, which take on many styles and sizes. Catherine is also an avid tosser of pizza, dedicated book-binder, committed puzzle-solver, and bigfoot aficionado.
Live Artist – Atlanta, GA
Ross is one of The Sketch Effect’s Atlanta-area Live Artists. With two impressive degrees (in Engineering and Industrial Design) and a wealth of creative skills (illustration, animation, writing and design), Ross combines his right and left brains to create amazing work. Three years ago, Ross left his corporate job to pursue a creative career and hasn’t looked back. Fun fact if you ever talk to him: He survived an airplane crash!
Live Artist – Dayton, OH
Hailing from the Buckeye State, Joe Watkins is The Sketch Effect’s resident Midwesterner. In addition to Graphic Recording and Sketchnotes, Joe’s other jobs have included being a pastor, a graphic designer and a father of two boys — perhaps his toughest job of all. In addition to sketching, Joe enjoys live music, watching sports, and cooking. And for the record, he’s not a huge fan of Cincinnati-style chili, so don’t ask.
A conceptual mastermind and creative extraordinaire, Amber is the brains behind Sketch Effect video projects. From storyboard execution to conjuring up clever production concepts, Amber helps put the “visual” in “Visual Communication.” She’s also an avid Sketchnoter, and has been known to Sketchnote her favorite podcasts, her own weekend experiences, and even the meals she eats.
A Pennsylvania transplant and recent Atlanta resident, Allie is an illustration all-star. Combining influences from Miyazaki, Disney and variety of children’s book illustrators, Allie brings a whimsical, warm and personable style to Sketch Effect Whiteboard and Animated videos. When she’s not sketching, you can find Allie out in the woods, exploring the great outdoors in search of the next source of artistic inspiration.
Live Artist – Los Angeles, CA
Jai is The Sketch Effect’s resident Live Artist in Los Angeles, helping serve clients in California and other parts of the western United States. Jai brings a diverse set of skills to the table, including design, coding, illustration, animation, graffiti art, Capoeira, and more. Besides producing stellar Graphic Recordings for Sketch Effect clients, he might just be the most likeable human on the planet.
Live Artist – San Juan, PR
A native of Puerto Rico and fluent in both English and Spanish, Daniel is the Sketch Effect’s first bilingual Live Artist. And his skills don’t stop there. In addition to creating amazing Graphic Recordings and Sketchnotes, Daniel is also an accomplished public speaker, writer, illustrator, coder, UX designer, & church planter. Serving clients in San Juan, South Florida, and beyond, Daniel might just have the best working conditions on earth.
Live Artist – Columbus, GA
A self-described “army brat”, Raven Henderson has lived all over the United States, having most recently settled in Columbus, GA. As a true sketchnote enthusiast, Raven brings passion to her craft and a constant hunger to learn more. She’s also organized a thriving online community dedicated to Sketchnotes. Raven’s dream is to one day return to touring the US, living in an RV with her dog Boaz along for the ride.
Join the Team!
At The Sketch Effect, we are always looking for talented creatives to join our team and extended network. If you are a seasoned pro or just starting your visual communication journey, we’d love to get to know you. Check out the postings below, or if nothing is listed, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.