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Sketch Doodle Draw

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a Sketch Doodle Draw live event last year - we had a blast!


We hit the road and took to the skies to deliver Sketch Doodle Draw LIVE in the UK, USA and Finland in 2016. Thank you to everyone who joined us – it was so lovely to meet you in person!


These FREE, informal, meet, greet and sketch with Rachael Taylor sessions were designed to:

  • give you an opportunity to meet and chat with Rachael and watch her at work
  • help you loosen up, experiment and be spontaneous as Rachael always encourages this way of working. She strongly believes there are no mistakes – so let go and just have fun
  • show you how to look for patterns in your surroundings where you’re guaranteed to see everyday things in a more beautiful way
  • bring creativity to the community and show how drawing, sketching and doodling can be a useful way to de-stress in our everyday hectic lives and be enjoyable for all the family too
  • give you a chance to get your work featured on the Make it in Design site and network with like-minded creatives!

See lots more pictures from our Sketch Doodle Draw roadshow by searching the hashtag #sketchdoodledraw

Our Sketch Doodle Draw roadshow has now come to the end, however you can register your interest to be the first to hear when and where we’ll be for future live events or read on for details about creating your own local Sketch Doodle Draw event.



Our first event in Liverpool, UK at the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House was a HUGE success!


Over 60 people joined us over the space of 3 hours on Monday May 16, 2016 and we welcomed a diverse range of creatives. We drew with men and women of all ages and our youngest attendee was just a few weeks old!

We met a lovely bunch of GCSE Art students from a local school and a team of architects who came for their lunch break. We were able to catch up with our amazing alumni as well as art students from nearby universities too!

You can see some of the pictures and read more about our free event in Liverpool here.


We had so much fun at our second event in New York, USA, held at the gorgeous Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

Sketch Doodle Draw New York

Rachael Taylor and Make it in Design’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Lisa Moncrieff absolutely loved meeting members of the design community on Thursday August 11, 2016.

It was a super hot day and we really appreciated everyone coming to join us for some drawing fun! We can’t believe that some of you had traveled all the way from Dubai, Australia and the UK, taking time out of your precious holiday to join us – we are truly thankful.

View the pictures and read more about our free event in New York here.

We also wrote a diary of our time in the USA, which included a visit to Printsource New York. You can read all about it here!

Lisa Moncrieff USA diary


On Friday September 30, 2016 the whole Make it in Design team headed to Helsinki, Finland to host the third Sketch Doodle Draw event.

We congregated at the Espalandi Park next to the 8m high statue of the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg and welcomed new faces and old friends to sit and sketch with us!

Sketch Doodle Draw Helsinki

Despite the sun, it was cold with a chilly breeze, but we all had a super time and appreciated everyone who came along.

We want to extend a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Nadja Sarell for ALL of her help in the planning, organising and promoting of this event and indeed the teams trip to Helsinki. Thank you for your ideas, research and arrangements you made on our behalf it was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again soon!

See more pictures from our Sketch Doodle Draw event in Helsinki here.


A big thank you to the sketchbook giants The Pink Pig for providing a handful of complimentary sketchpads we handed out on the day. Find out more about it here!


Host your own Sketch Doodle Draw!

Why not consider hosting your own Sketch Doodle Draw event?

Gather your design friends together at an inspirational location and simply sketch, doodle and draw!

Download our handy prompts cards to help you get going!

Sketch Doodle Draw Prompts(Click on the image to download)

If you do host your own, let us know and we’ll help spread the word!

Don’t forget to send us some pictures of your event too and use the hashtag #sketchdoodledraw when posting to your social networks!

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