Fast Company named Sunni one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business because of her advocacy of visual and game literacy (and because, like a true creative, she sometimes wears a bathrobe to work). This video shows the story of why doodling matters and it shows it, appropriately, in a storyboard-like format. Doodlers of the world, “Dr. Doodle” works tirelessly on your behalves. Enjoy!
This talk called “Doodlers, Unite!” was the opening salvo to our global campaign for visual literacy called The Doodle Revolution. The worldwide response to this talk was overwhelming and appreciated. Doodlers of all stripes connected with our team to share their stories and show how doodling works for them–and we remain grateful to TED for seeing the value of this simple idea and giving it a stage. The marker is mightier than the sword, and the Doodle is a precursor to things that change the world. Watch!
Ever-available to overturn myths about doodling, Sunni collaborated with CNN to discuss the value of spontaneous visual language and to showcase a few examples of how it can emerge in a corporate setting. Framing the Doodle in a more accurate light is one of Sunni’s goals, because once we understand what function doodling really serves, then it can be applied intelligently to solving problems. Doodling is ultimately thinking in disguise, and it’s fine time that message gets out!
Chosen as Sharpie’s Resident Doodle Expert, Sunni and the Sharpie team built an online campaign called Sharpie Uncapped to invite and inspire submissions on the most creative things people can do with doodling–using Sharpies, of course. As the Doodle Expert, Sunni offered daily perspectives on select submissions and connected personally with Doodlers of the Day to encourage them to keep showing the world that to doodle is to light up your mind!
Sunni Brown was named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of the 10 Most Creative People on Twitter. Her talk on The Doodle Revolution has drawn over a million views on TED.com. She is Infodoodler™-in-Chief, co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 100 Business Books called Gamestorming and author of a visual literacy manifesto for the masses called The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently. Sunni was chosen by Sharpie to be their Resident Doodle Expert and has interviewed on the art and science of Infodoodling™ on more than thirty-five nationally syndicated programs.
Sunni presents at a wide range of domestic and international events–all presentations are interactive and based on thinking games with the audience!–and her company’s work has been featured on the BBC, CNN, The Washington Post, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and a host of international media. Without question, however, her most admiring audience is her mother.
Sunni has minimal training in art or drawing and thinks like a non-artist, appealing to people who don’t necessarily identify with or haven’t been exposed to the whole-mind-whole-body approach to learning. She advocates for visual and game literacy as breakthrough tools for innovation, creativity, self-awareness and cognitive performance. She also happens to be funny as all hell.