Transform ideas into compelling sketches & diagrams that help people understand complex issues and decide what to do next!


Modules went LIVE August 11!

Register Today:  $497

FORMAT: Self-paced online video modules with creative exercises and interactive community forum.

How It Works & FAQs

ABOVE: A Sneak Peek for the Rockstar Scribe Course from Alphachimp Studio Inc. with our creative director, Peter Durand. (January 2012)

Course Outline

The course is divided into six modules, one per week.

Each module builds upon the previous section and is supported by videos, references, suggested reading, and PDF documents.

But don’t worry! 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.

Deep Listening

Elements of Scribing


  • Your Visual Introduction
  • A Brief 20,000 Year History
  • Beginner’s Mind
  • Power of Visuals & Play
  • Basic Shapes
  • Adding Dimensions
  • Directional Devices
  • Free Spin Exercise
  • Sketchnotes from Podcasts
  • Making Images
  • Figures in Action
  • Personal Typography

Mapping Frameworks

Your Personal Toolkit

Digital Documentation

  • Buzzwords
  • Your 5-Year Vision
  • Mapping
  • Metaphors & Models
  • Writing Tools
  • Surfaces
  • Gear
  • Change When Change is Hard
  • Capture Photos
  • Clean Images
  • Share Online
  • Resource Guide

Kind Words…

“Fabulous content! Great, positive attitude. A terrific, upbeat style that is warm & encouraging.”

Nancy White
Facilitator, Connector,
Consultant & Learner

“I like taking time to connect what I am learning to what I already know, to see how the insights apply in my part of the world!”

Wendy Wong
Graphic Recorder, Strategy Designer

“My team is loving the graphic facilitation training with @alphachimp.
They are having a ball!”

Nancy Duarte
author, CEO,
TED speaker, educator


Meet Your Instructors:

Diane Durand
Diane Durand 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.

A graduate of the theater department at the University of Texas in Austin, she 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. Her upcoming book, due out Fall 2012, is a quilting crime novel titled Quilts, Tacos & Tattoos.

Peter Durand
As a designer and facilitator, Peter Durand uses visual learning in collaborative strategy and design situations to accelerate change.

Since 2004, Peter 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. Peter 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.

Modules went LIVE August 11th!

Register Today: $497


If you are in it to win it as a Rockstar Scribe and develop concrete skills that you can apply immediately at work or school or we will extend a 100% refund within the first 60-days of purchase.