At your fingertips, you have the tools to reduce overwhelm and create clarity.
Master visual thinking using The Agerbeck Method.
Make visual thinking your lifelong skill through Brandy Agerbeck's world-class, comprehensive online course.
Join hundreds of learners from 40+ countries who have sharpened both their wits and their pencils becoming clearer communicators, more innovative and organized thinkers, and better problem-solvers using The Agerbeck Method.
At a glance:
- Comprehensive online visual thinking course
- Self-paced, step-by-step instruction
- 20+ hours of video over 9 modules
- Learn through doing via suggested practice and review sessions
- Certificate of Completion upon request
- $997 registration fee and lifetime access
Visually capturing and organizing your thinking will improve all corners of your life.
Here is a handful of ways your stronger visualization skills will enrich your life:
Gather your thoughts, feelings and ideas, and envision your own Big Picture.
Regain your perspective when you feel 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.
We face hard things every day.
Visual thinking helps you tackle life's challenges with paper and pen.
Brandy Agerbeck makes learning visual thinking easy.
Brandy is a master of teaching both Big Picture context of complex systems and breaking them down into accessible, learnable pieces.
She sets you up for success with:
1 | A clear, comprehensive curriculum
Dive into a carefully curated learning path that covers the all of the core principles of visual thinking, along with practical exercises.
2 | Step-by-step guidance
Brandy's structured approach will lead you through the process, ensuring you grasp each concept before moving on to the next.
3 | Start today, just press play
Enjoy lifetime access to the daily videos lessons and downloadable materials.
Master visual thinking through Brandy Agerbeck's systematic and comprehensive visual thinking course
Secret to your success No. 1:
A crystal clear path ahead of you.
Have you already been wandering around a proverbial forest trying to learn these skills?
Or even doubted visual thinking was learnable?
Visual thinking is absolutely learnable.
What gets us lost is no map to follow, conflicting advice, constant diversions, or your dumb ol' Inner Critic telling you to turn back.
Brandy's wisdom and engaging teaching style will erase years of struggle for you.
If you are ready to master visual thinking, Brandy is ready to be your guide.
She paints a clear and welcoming destination, gives you the map to get there, and cheers you on along the way.
✅ Each of the 90 video lessons demonstrates the very next thing you need to know.
✅ 9 modules, each one focused on one important area of visual thinking.
✅ Every module ends with a Review and Reflection session
✅ 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 cobbling together your learning out of bits and pieces.
❌ No YouTube or Pinterest rabbit holes that provide 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.
Graphic Recorder and Facilitator
Secret to your success No. 2:
After completing The Agerbeck Method, you will carry a rich, complex skillset inside you.
Feeding your mind and getting practice in your hands takes bite-sized, digestible pieces.
Sequence is key.
We start with the blank page and build up to more and more sophisticated visual thinking.
Bust old linear thinking habits and make your thinking SPATIAL.
Indispensable instruction of how to represent different RELATIONSHIPS between ideas.
Create more INTEGRATED drawings with a sense of shape and flow.
✅ Each video lesson focuses in on one specific concept, technique, or mindset shifter.
✅ Videos average 15 minutes each. They are exactly as long as needed for your next step.
✅ Every video lesson has a clear recommendation, Practice Builders, guiding how to put your new learning into hands-on practice.
✅ 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!).
Trainer, Facilitator, Project Manager, Researcher
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 watch to watch the videos.
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.
✅ It really is as simple as grabbing paper and pen and pressing play.
✅ Watch on any device with a browser that plays video and audio.
✅ Entirely self-paced to fit your learning into your life.
✅ Over 20 hours of video content to guide you to long term mastery.
✅ 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.
How to Master Visual Thinking
Scroll 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.
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.
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.
I really liked the strong focus on the thinking part in this module.
Thank you for that.
Choose the right words to capture your thoughts
We continue with TEXT where you learn:
- Bust binary thinking of words VS images.
- Distilling your language
- Hone handwriting to keep your ideas clear.
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
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.)
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
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! 👈 It's actually MORE adaptable.
"When a 5 year old watches day 42 with mummy…"
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.
Facilitator and Coach
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Graphic Recorder and Facilitator
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
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
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.
Over her lifetime, Brandy has used drawing to:
- Create a safe escape in childhood
- Challenge and corral her turbo-fast brain
- Feed her voracious appetite for learning
- Overcome overwhelm
- Visually manage self-publishing and course creation projects
- Temper time-blindness
- And for funsies!
Professionally, Brandy fell into the role of graphic facilitator in 1996, getting to listen, think, and draw all at once for a vast variety of clients.
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 via video, through virtual events, and in-person, Brandy is a “triple threat” of world-class expert, top-notch trainer, and seamless facilitator.
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