Photo by Marc Thiele

Photo by Marc Thiele

Eva-Lotta Lamm is a Designer, Visual Thinking Expert and Trainer.

She grew up in Germany, worked in Paris and London for a few years before packing up her backpack and go travelling the world for 14 months. She has over 12 years of experience working on digital products as an in-house UX and Product Designer for Google, Skype, and Yahoo! as well as consulting for her own clients. After being a (semi-)nomad for 2 years, she is now based in Berlin, helping her clients to make complex problems visual so they can ‘see’ them from a fresh perspective and work on solving them more efficiently.

Eva-Lotta is a sought after expert and teacher in the area of sketching, sketchnoting and visual thinking. She is regularly speaking at international design conferences and has been teaching sketching workshops for companies and teams for many years. She is known for taking sketchnotes at hundreds of talks and conferences and has published her notes in several books. During her world trip, she documented her experience as daily sketchnotes in her travel diary.

Eva-Lotta is the illustrator of Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher and The User’s Journey by Donna Lichaw, both published by Rosenfeld Media.

In her personal sketching practice, she is exploring the area of Visual Improvisation, where she is looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation and experiments with how the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

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Books Eva-Lotta contributed to

Pencil Me In by Christina Wodtke
(contributed a chapter on practicing line quality)

Drawn together through Visual Practice by Brandy Agerbeck, Kelvy Bird et al.
(contributed a chapter on Visual Improvisation)

The Sketchnotes Handbook by Mike Rohde
(featured artist, contributed sketchnote portrait)

The Sketchnotes Workbook by Mike Rohde
(contributed sketchnotes examples)

Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher (Illustrations)

The User’s Journey by Donna Lichaw

Interviews with Eva-Lotta

Interview: Women who visualise – December 2018
Interviewed by Katharina Bluhm for her series “Women who visualise”, about sketchnoting and visual thinking.

Speaker Spotlight: Sketching with Eva-Lotta Lamm – October 2017
Interviewed by Oliver Lindberg, organiser of PixelPioneers Conference, about sketching in the design process.

Sketching Interface Animations – December 2016
Interview with tips about how to sketch interface animations for Val Head's blog (an expert in creating animations with CSS).

Type Thursday – April 2016
Interviewed by Thomas Jockin about sketchnoting and lettering as a part of sketchnoting.

Zebra People Interview – March 2014
Interview by Zebra People in London, talking about sketching and sketchnoting.

Googles UI-Designerin Eva-Lotta Lamm im Gespräch: „Man muss nicht zeichnen können” – March 2013
(German) Article first appeared in t3n Magazine Issue 31

The Value of Sketching in .net Magazine – March 2013
Interviewed by Martin Cooper of .net Magazine on the value of sketching in the design process.

Neuland Blog – August 2012
(German) Interviewed by Guido Neuland about sketchnoting

Design made in Germany – May 2011
(German) Interview about sketchnoting at the TYPO Conference Berlin


Data Stories podcast – June 2019
Talking to Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner about sketching, visual thinking, data visualization and the overlaps between these fields.

Sketchnote Army podcast – September 2016
Talking to Mike Rohde about sketchnoting and travelling and sharing a few tips and tricks on tools.

Twumble Podcast – July 2016
(German) Talking to Marc Thiele, organiser of the Beyond Tellerrand Conferences, about sketching, travelling and teaching.


3 reasons why sketching is useful in large organisations – November 2017
Write-up of a 2-day workshop session I ran for the Co-op digital design team in Manchester in November 2017.

Tools of the experts – August 2017
Sharing my favourite pens with CreativeBloq

Why you should make time for creative side projects – July 2017
I contributed some thoughts on the importance of side projects to this article alongside other designers and artists like Mr. Bingo and Peter Bil'ak.

"Visual note-taking": Eva-Lotta Lamm at London IA – July 2010
Review of one of my early talks on sketchnoting by Martin Belham.