At your fingertips, you have the tools to reduce overwhelm and create clarity with

Visual Thinking.

On January 6, we kickoff 2023 as your year to master this lifelong skill.


With hundreds of learners from 40+ countries, I've seen what helps folks make the most of my signature online course, The Agerbeck Method.  

Last year, I piloted a nine-month cohort with 10 group calls.  Everyone kicked butt in the course, and made fantastic progress in their visual thinking! 

The format is simple.

We kickoff the year with our January 6th call. Every four weeks, we go live to talk about the module we just completed. We'll talk Module 1: CANVAS on February 3rd. 

Join me now for the 2023 New Year Power Bundle. I'm bundling the core course and one year in the base tier of my membership community. This combo gives you access to the 10 live sessions.

You'll enjoy:

  • A roomy 28 days to complete 10 lessons
  • Live call deadlines to keep you on track 
  • Our warm and welcoming community
  • 10 live Friday "smarty parties"
  • Access to ask me questions 

Our live calls are at 11:00 am Chicago time (GMT-6)

🎁 To make the bundle even sweeter, I'm taking $100 off the $997 course registration, and gifting you Draw In Your New Year a set of 4 guided exercises to reset and ground yourself any time of year. 

Ready to rock and roll with us?
Click below to register. 

 

What can I use visual thinking for? 

A whole heck of a lot. Even in the first module of The Agerbeck Method, aka AgMe, you'll get clarity on your current work while buidling lifeong skills. 

Here is a handful of ways visual thinking enriches your life: 

Gather your thoughts, feelings and ideas, and envision your own Big Picture.

Regain your perspective when you've felt lost. 

Discover the antidote to overwhelm. Sort out your pile of tasks. 

Capture your group's meetings so they can see and touch their work. 

Shape your next paper, speech, lesson, or book. 

Harness your focus by getting your hands on your learning. 

Map out complex projects and processes.

⬜ Where do I even start?!

⬜ I can't draw.

⬜ I look at other people's work and it gets me down.

⬜ I haven't made the time.

⬜ I've learned bits and pieces, but haven't gotten very far. 

⬜ I get going and then get frustrated that it is so messy.

We do hard things every day.

 

I make learning visual thinking easy. 

My goal is to help you make visual thinking a lifelong skill. To give you clear, concrete techniques that you can use again and again. 

CLEAR PATH

STEP BY STEP

PUSH PLAY

Secret to your success No. 1:

A crystal clear path ahead of you. 

In the past, when I have learned big skill sets (like publishing, or making courses) I lost years trying to cobble together dozens of different sources of information. 

Even then, I didn't know what I didn't know!

A handful of times, I discovered my guide. The teacher who held the Big Picture for my desired knowledge and shared their wisdom taking me on their clear path. 

Just as valuable was when they taught me what not to worry about. 

If you are ready to master visual thinking, I want to be your guide. 

βœ…  Each of the 90 video lessons demonstrates the very next thing you need to know.

βœ…  9 modules, each one focused on one important area of visual thinking.

βœ…  Every module ends with a Review and Reflection session

βœ…  This course is comprehensive. At the end of your journey, you'll be a visual thinker for life. 

❌ No looking for inspiration only to be beaten down by your inner critic

❌ No hobbling together your learning out of bits and pieces. 

❌ No YouTube or Pinterest rabbit holes that provides dopamine hits but no wisdom.

What can I say to someone who literally changed my life!

I started in Sept 23, 2018 and ended today February 11, 2019.

I feel the shift I was hoping for, which was to broaden my view of visual thinking beyond imagery = word or phrase to an overall composition.

I now connect the dots with visual thinking with my interest and work in art in that I see in shapes, values, and layers. Hooray.

It still feels like I'm in an infant stage of this but the vision of what I want my visuals to look like is more clear. The practice builders and lectures gave me new ways to draw and that has shifted my work.

I'm a little sad to lose the structure this program has provided but at the same am much more confident in my ability to take and finish online courses.

I am very interested in keeping my flow and keeping up a practice schedule.

Paula Kehoe

Graphic Recorder and Facilitator
United States

Secret to your success No. 2:

Step-by-step skill-building 

While visual thinking is spatial and eats complexity for breakfast, that's not the clearest way to learn a rich, complex skillset. I've broken down the many choices of visual thinking into one clear lesson at a time. 

Sequence is key. 

We start with the blank page and build up to more and more sophisticated visual thinking. 

Modules 1-3
Bust old linear thinking habits and make your thinking SPATIAL.

Modules 4-6 
Indispensable instruction of how to represent different RELATIONSHIPS between ideas. 

Modules 7-9
Create more INTEGRATED drawings with a sense of shape and flow. 

βœ…  Each video lesson focuses in on one specific concept, technique, or mindset shifter.

βœ…  Videos average 15 minutes each. They are exactly as long as needed for your next step.

βœ…  Every video lesson has a clear recommendation, Practice Builders, guiding how to put your new learning into hands-on practice.  

βœ…  See your capability and confidence grow as you go.

❌ Zero confusion about what to do next.

❌ No flailing around the deep end of the pool.

Making meaning for myself and others

Although it took me more than 87 days to get here --

The feeling of being right where I need to be and being happy, satisfied and proud cannot really be expressed in words.

I am more confident and I am actively using visual thinking in my daily life, consciously! With the goal of making meaning for myself and others.

My progress is most visible in the ease and naturality I pick up my pens and markers and start using them, even for note-taking. And in making choices up-front (which I never did before!).

Andrea Popa

Trainer, Facilitator, Project Manager, Researcher
Romania

Secret to your success No. 3:

Press play and enjoy!

You don't need a lot of materials or special equipment to master visual thinking. 

All you need is paper, pens, and a computer, tablet, or phone to watch video on. 

Yes, you do need to make time for watching and practicing, but I help make our time together practical, valuable, and fun. 

Show up for yourself and just press play. 

βœ…  It really is as simple as grabbing paper and pen and pressing play.

βœ…  Watch on any device with a browser that plays video and audio. 

βœ…  Entirely self-paced to fit your learning into your life. 

βœ…  Over 20 hours of video content to guide you to long term mastery. 

βœ…  Lifetime access. Come back to brush up any time. 

❌ No travel time, no parking/bus schedule, no weather snafus. You can even watch in your jammies. 

❌ Never any guilt. I give you lifetime access to The Agerbeck Method because I know how life gets. If you get off course, hop back in where you left off. 

πŸ‘‡Limited time! 
More fuel for your learning: 

Join the 2023 New Years Bundle now and receive: 

Our 2023 AgMe Group Calls

βœ… Every four Fridays we go live! See our dates to the right (below on mobile). We meet Fridays from 11:00 am to noon Chicago time (MGT -6)

βœ… These calls give you friendly deadlines, and 28 days to complete 10 lessons.

βœ… Ask me questions about the latest module

βœ… Connect with our warm, and welcoming community.

βœ… Celebrate our successes throughout the course

βœ…  Can't join live? You can post your questions beforehand, and watch the replay later.

 

Enjoy Draw In Your New Year as my gift to you.

This is a set of four guided visual thinking exercises that help you reflect, reconnect with yourself, and envision your next steps. Use these videos any time you need to get grounded.

Ready to make this your year to master visual thinking?

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About your instructor

Global visual thinking pioneer Brandy Agerbeck teaches you how to reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool so you can see and shape your life and your work in new ways.

In 2016, Brandy published The Idea Shapers: the power of putting your thinking in your own hands, an approachable and engaging visual thinking guide based on her 2013 TEDx Talk, Shape Your Thinking.

Teaching online through video, live virtually, and in-person, Brandy is a “triple threat” of world-class expert, top-notch trainer and seamless facilitator.

Want to learn more about Brandy? Click here.

I share my life with my husband and 2 house panthers.

You have questions. I have answers. 

If you don't see your question below, contact me and ask away. 

How to Master Visual Thinking

Keep scrolling to follow the path of The Agerbeck Method. 

Start strong with a blank slate

We kick off with CANVAS where you learn: 

  • Learn the 3 words to shush your inner critic.
  • Get all your thinking on the same page
  • Tackle your biggest projects by making your thinking modular. 

πŸ”΄ On February 3, we discuss Module 1: CANVAS 

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I really love how structured and clear your teaching is, Brandy.

I also love the clarity of the abstract symbols. A perfect combination between drawing and thinking.

What I love also is the personal empowerment! I hope I can find a good balance between order and disorder, between discipline and joy, between structure and the wide field of creativity.

Claudine Brackhagen
Graphic Recorder
Germany

Sort out your thoughts

Next we play with PROXIMITY where you learn: 

  • Break your linear thinking
  • The reason why tidy and orderly is NOT always better
  • Learn the 10 Visual Thinking Cues. They tell your WHAT to draw WHERE. 

πŸ”΄ On March 3, we discuss Module 2: PROXIMITY 

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I really liked the strong focus on the thinking part in this module.

Thank you for that.

Tobias Patzke
Germany

Choose the right words to capture your thought

We continue with TEXT where you learn: 

  • Bust binary thinking of words VS images.
  • Distilling your language
  • Hone handwriting to keep your ideas clear. 

πŸ”΄ On March 31, we discuss Module 3: TEXT 

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High five Brandy!

Not only enjoying and learning a lot, but using your tools and getting great feedback from my clients.
Thank you so much and congratulations for this amazing course.

Miguel Ángel Díaz Sánchez
Director of New Way Coaching
Spain

Unlock your color confidence

Moving into our fourth section, COLOR, you will: 

  • Explore your own color history
  • Learn how hue and value work
  • Get the key to combining colors
    (Hint: less IS more.)

πŸ”΄ On April 28, we discuss Module 4: COLOR 

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The COLOR module gave me the theoretical knowledge I needed to feel more confident in making creative decisions that both look good and make meaning.

I have loved every minute of it!

 

Giséla Lobråten Linde
Finland

Simple lines are packed with meaning

LINE, smack dab in the center of the course, teaches you how to: 

  • Map complex relationships with simple lines
  • Create clarity with simple shapes around ideas
  • Start in the center! πŸ‘ˆ It's actually MORE adaptable. 

πŸ”΄ On May 26, we discuss Module 5: LINE

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"When a 5 year old watches day 42 with mummy…"

Vy Nguyen
Development Engineer
Sweden

Wow - what an awesome set of lessons. When I saw LINE in the course flow, I thought they would probably be the easiest and possibly the least valuable.

How wrong I was.

Conscious choice of lines can make a big difference to the clarity and understanding of a visual.

I am certainly feeling more confident in my choices when sketchnoting or using visuals in facilitation or coaching settings.

Andi Roberts
Facilitator and Coach
United Kingdom

Use size to organize your ideas

In our sixth module, SCALE, we cover:

  • Mastering levels of information within your drawing 
  • When to go BIG and when to go small
  • Starting your thinking with an organized plan.

πŸ”΄ On June 23, we discuss Module 6: SCALE. 

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Hi Brandy, it took me 6 weeks to get from day 59 to day 60. Starting up again after a really busy period at work feels very good. And then... this happy, funny and over the top congratulations video. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm now eager to continue with the last 30 days.

Hip Hip Hurray!

 

 

☝️Brandy note: I share this Day 60 quote because my online courses are a guilt-free zone. I designed then to learn at your pace and fit your learning into your life. 

Doing this course has given me structure, focus and purpose in Lockdown - and hope for all the new and exciting ways I’ll be able to put what I’m learning into practice in “the afterwards.”

Thank you Brandy, for making it so much fun - and for making each of these videos something I look forward to.

And for giving us so much rich and deep content that I know I’m going to keep coming back to.

 

Ludy Roper
United Kingdom

The farther you go in The Agerbeck Method, the more clear, consistent and COHESIVE your work gets.

Go from scattered to structured

Next, in Module 6: SHAPE we tackle:

  • When to start with structure, and when to let shape emerge
  • Creating work where all the pieces fit together
  • Adding visual depth to our work. 

πŸ”΄ On July 21, we discuss Module 7: SHAPE

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Now we talk pictures

In our penultimate module we address IMAGE: 

  • Put pictorial imagery into the context of our many, many visual and spatial choices. 
  • Gather your own Visual Vocabulary
  • Add life with simple characters to your drawings

πŸ”΄ On August 18, we discuss Module 8: IMAGE 

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Thank you so much for taking on the tough subject of creating my own visual vocabulary.

As we are bombarded with imagery and icons via infographics, media and even live graphic recording, your class has been a breath of fresh air moving away from so much imagery.

I am becoming more and more interested in composition, layout and flow with larger imagery with a sprinkle of Icons to create impact.

Now I have ideas of how I want to change my work.

I again thank you for this.

Paula Kehoe
Graphic Recorder and Facilitator
United States

Find your flow

We conclude the course with FLOW: 

  • Create movement within your drawings
  • Develop your unique visual voice
  • Keep growing using your lifelong skill of visual thinking

πŸ”΄ September 15 we discuss Module 9: FLOW and celebrate graduation! 

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Immensely deep and rich, hugely useful both inwards and outwards.


YAY! This course has exceeded my expectations big time - and they were high, otherwise I would not have made the investment.

I feel like I've learnt a new language. Immensely deep and rich, hugely useful both inwards and outwards.

My confidence is a sign of how good this course is - from content and structure to the warm, humorous and peppy tone: "You can do it! Your visual voice matters!"

Thank you so much Brandy - this has been GREAT. ❀️❀️❀️

Giséla Lobråten Linde
Finland