Artist With a Day Job, Jennifer Judd McGee, has taken what used to be a Day Job coping mechanism and has turned it into a full-time business. She says “During long meetings and conference calls I would doodle to help my concentration.”
Jennifer’s not alone in her doodling, or in her ability to turn doodling into a business. In fact, doodling even has it’s own revolution and manifesto started by designer, Sunni Brown. Apparently, there are a lot of myths about the “art” of doodling, but in the video below, Sunni dismisses them one-by-one. Just watch:
Contrary to what a lot of non-doodlers may think, doodling is not just for slackers. According to Jackie Andrade, author of “What Does Doodling Do?” , our brains are designed to constantly process information. So when we’re bored, or in an environment we find less than stimulating, our brain needs something to do in order to stay engaged. Ironically, an activity that makes us look like we’re not paying attention, is a strategy that actually helps us retain more information than our non-doodling colleagues.