I bring my 25 years of experience as the one person in the room drawing for the group. Graphic facilitation is an extremely adaptable process that can be use in a wide variety of events with different processes, across industries and sectors. Contact me to discuss your event’s objectives and to talk through how you can get the most value from my skills.
My work falls into graphic facilitation project types: conversations, presentations, and co-creation projects.
MOST INTEGRATED + IMPACTFUL
In these internal meetings, I draw at the front of the room and make your conversations take shape. This process keeps your group focused and engaged and increases productivity and collaboration.
internal strategy meetings | leadership retreats | brainstorming sessions | project planning sessions | milestone celebrations | worksessions | team meetings
LARGE SCALE EVENTS
At a larger convening or public program, I am mapping your plenary session presentations off to the side of the stage. We post the drawings in common areas to let everyone take a closer look on breaks.
annual conferences | keynote sessions | summits and convenings | research sessions | seminars and trainings | industry conferences
When you don't have an event, but you need your message to be shaped. Projects of co-creation between your crucial content and objectives and my superpower of visual synthesis. I work with you onsite to map out your processes and develop imagery for your communications and strategy documents.
visual consulting | strategy graphics | crafting communications | structure and synthesis | concept modeling | process mapping | presentation models
A handful of examples to illustrate different types of projects.
Want more? You can always wander around my blog.
Four of seven sessions held across Grinnell College's faculty, students, staff discussing self-governance.
Andrea Conner, then Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life and Orientation at Grinnell College, led an initiative to make this implicit, generations-long core of campus culture current, clear, and explicit.
These two pieces were drawn real-time while watching the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. I had two motives:
1. Show you how I visual and organize content you recognize with a public piece of content.
2. Draw two versions to demonstrate my style (above) in contrast to a common graphic recording style circa 2005 (below).
The bulk of the summit's agenda was 3 key panel discussions. Knowing that panels can vary WILDLY in quality and content, I suggested that I make one chart that pulled out the key themes across all three panel discussions. All tying in with the day's theme.
For the record, these were phenomenal panels with great guest and moderators.
In 1 minute, this time lapse represents 3+ event hours, with my time sitting and listening edited out.
Years before, I mapped a capstone celebration for Northwestern University's Master's in Learning & Organizational Change program. Happily, the team invited me back when they wanted to create a visual summary to help describe what makes their approach unique.
As a co-creation project, we began the day together defining:
Once I had all the content I needed, and the shape started forming in my mind, I sent the client team off to their offices.
Alone in the conference room, I went to work penciling in a sketch.
A favorite moment was the inviting the team back to the the room for feedback. At a distance, the large sheet of paper looked empty and my clients looked at me like the emperor with no clothes.
I invited them to take a closer look.
At left, you see the result of that feedback. The agreed upon wording and elements are inked in light purple.
Using the above sketch as my guide, I drew the third and final drawing seen below. The image was completed in one day thanks to having the content-holders and decision makers in the room for the initial conversation and the cycles of feedback.
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