Hello! We’re Drawing Change.
We’re a multi-racial and multi-gendered team of graphic recorders, graphic facilitators, and illustrators who use visuals to help you create connection and belonging through better meetings. We work with clients across sectors to solve complex problems and distill big ideas – and we prioritize social impact work. We get your issues because they affect us, too. Our clients make the world a better place – and we amplify their work by transforming complex information and meetings into something joyful. Together, we’re drawing change.
We’ve been working remotely for a long time, and can provide virtual graphic recording, digital illustration, and facilitation wherever you’re located. The Drawing Change team includes members who can work internationally in US/Canada, are Indigenous or who are settler accomplices who are invited to work with Indigenous communities, and are bilingual French/English and Spanish/English. Drawing Change is a Living Wage Employer and we like to give back.
Graphic Facilitator, Author and Founder
Sam Bradd (he/him) is a graphic facilitator, meeting facilitator, and the principal of Drawing Change. Sam combines 20 years’ facilitation experience with visual tools to help groups engage, solve problems and lead. Throughout his career, Sam has worked with researchers on four continents, the World Health Organization, Indigenous communities, and groups working to change the world. He has a Master’s Degree in Education (UBC), and is a Dialogue Fellow with the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Sam's facilitation integrates frameworks from Appreciative Inquiry, participatory decision making, Integral Facilitation, Art of Hosting, Deep Democracy and uses an intersectional and anti-racism lens.
He is the co-editor of two books including Drawn Together through Visual Practice (2016), a number of book chapters, and is a co-founder of the award-winning Graphic History Collective. He’s a white settler of Italian and Scottish background, and lives on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Sam is a member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. Full CV here.
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Meet the Graphic Recording Team
Graphic recorder, Michelle Buchholz, is a proud Wet’suwet’en woman, raised in Wet’suwet’en territory and hails from the Witset Band. She studied anthropology and First Nations studies and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from SFU. Michelle is a qualitative researcher, a facilitator, and has been working with Indigenous communities and organizations for over 13 years.
Tiaré Lani Kela Jung
Tiaré Jung (they/them) is a 2Spirit/Mahu person raised in Lheidli T'enneh territory. Their ancestors are from Hawaii, Tahiti, China, Ireland, and they are trying to uncover the stories of Indigenous grandmas. Tiaré listens to weave collective wisdom and draw pathways into the futures we want. Let our work towards lateral liberation feel hopeful, joy-driven, trauma-informed, intersectional, and beautiful.
Operations Director and Illustrator
Carina Nilsson is the Director of Operations and an illustrator at Drawing Change. Raised in Northern BC by Italian-Swedish immigrants, she came to Vancouver to complete her Master’s Degree in History at Simon Fraser University. Carina believes visual storytelling can connect, empower, and inspire individuals and communities.
Bilingual Graphic Recorder
Annalee Kornelsen is a bilingual Graphic recorder and illustrator. As a French Canadian born into a family of artists and raised in Vancouver, her inherited love of drawing and performing led her to the arts at a young age. Annalee believes that art is a process rather than an end result and enjoys working with organizations who share her values and commitment to social justice. In her downtime she plays a lot of fiddle tunes and helps run a maker’s collective in the Okanagan where she has a painting practice.
Graphic Recorder, US/Canada
Yolanda Liman is a graphic recorder with Drawing Change and has been graphic recording for over seven years. She specializes in science communication and digital graphic recording, and she has worked extensively in Canada and the US. When not drawing, she cooks and plays music with her family. Yolanda loves learning and has degrees in both science and art, including a BSc in Microbiology from McGill University and an MA in Environmental Studies at UBC.
Adriana Contreras was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to BC with her family in 1998, at the age of fifteen. Artistic expression has always been a central part of her life but became an essential tool for navigating the world as a first-generation immigrant. Adriana completed her BFA at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in 2006 and has worked and volunteered in numerous local Arts and Community organizations for 20 years.
Snow Dowd is a designer and communications strategist. She has over 15 years’ experience creating beautiful, functional, and memorable visual communications. At Drawing Change, Snow works alongside our graphic recorders and facilitators to bring their work into other contexts. Snow has a BFA from the Image Arts program at Ryerson University, and an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University.