3 ways to listen with confidence as a graphic recorder

If you’ve seen a graphic recorder in action, you might be curious how we listen and draw at the same time. And it’s a good question, because listening is more important than drawing in this job. At a recent event, I found myself listening with confidence in a new way — so I thought I’d … Read more 3 ways to listen with confidence as a graphic recorder

Interview: my unexpected career path

I admit, being a graphic facilitator was an unexpected career path. And I’ve never been happier. I’m often asked if I retrained at art school, but instead, I pursued a graduate degree in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia. I was thrilled to be interviewed recently and offer career advice to new grads. Read the interview here, and … Read more Interview: my unexpected career path

Future epidemics and global health: World Health Organization graphic recording

Graphic recording was part of a World Health Organization informal consultation about anticipating and controlling future epidemics. In December 2015, the World Health Organization invited over 130 global experts to Geneva, Switzerland. This WHO informal consultation made an important contribution to global health.  “The singular importance of this meeting is recognizing first off that while outbreaks of … Read more Future epidemics and global health: World Health Organization graphic recording

Graphic Recording Indigenous Youth Wellness Series with Cuystwi

Cuystwi means “let’s go!” (Stl’atl’imx). This graphic recording is about indigenous youth starting their wellness journey. The session was “Beginning Our Wellness Journey – with Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman”, presented by Cuystwi and the UBC Learning Circle in January. Read all about the session here: http://learningcircle.ubc.ca/2015/09/beginning-our-wellness-journey/ http://www.indigenousyouthwellness.ca/cuystwi These Learning Series are broadcast for webinars, so you can tune in from anywhere … Read more Graphic Recording Indigenous Youth Wellness Series with Cuystwi

Graphic Facilitation at Creative Mornings Vancouver: Visual Language

People care when they see their ideas matter. And that’s why I love my job. Here’s my talk from Creative Mornings Vancouver. A big-hearted community creates this interesting, free breakfast event each month in 120+ cities around the globe. Proud to be part of @Vancouver_CM today + excited to announce @wacom‘s giving away #BambooSpark units #madewithwacom pic.twitter.com/a0XVM5p00h … Read more Graphic Facilitation at Creative Mornings Vancouver: Visual Language

A free Creative Planning visual template for you

I made this Creativity Planner for my Creative Mornings Vancouver talk and want to share it with you. This free, visual template can help you with creative goal setting. Because let me guess — you’re fantastic at brainstorming for your clients, friends, and others. But when it’s time for you to focus on your goals, you find … Read more A free Creative Planning visual template for you

A gift to you: sketchnotes from Rockwood Art of Leadership

Last summer, I drew a popular set of sketchnotes at the Rockwood Institute’s Art of Leadership training.  My free gift to you: download a free PDF set to keep*. May these spark something inside you, the way the course inspired me. Here are edited, higher resolution images about leadership, connecting to purpose, courageous conversations, and re-finding … Read more A gift to you: sketchnotes from Rockwood Art of Leadership

Visual Language – Speaker at CreativeMornings Vancouver

Want a fun way to kickstart your 2016’s creative resolutions? Get a ticket to Vancouver’s CreativeMornings! I’m the guest speaker at the January event talking about Visual Language and Creativity. Thrilled to be part of this monthly breakfast series with fellow creatives, held in cities around the world. Your free ticket includes a guest speaker, breakfast, and also lots of time to … Read more Visual Language – Speaker at CreativeMornings Vancouver

Leadership lessons for any sector, visualized

It’s fascinating to learn from leaders in different sectors. If you’re organizing a conference, it’s a great opportunity to bring in a leader from an unrelated area. That’s why I’m excited to share these graphic recording images about leadership from a recent international mental health and disability conference, because the content is relevant to leaders … Read more Leadership lessons for any sector, visualized

Low Carbon Future Illustration for Sierra Club of BC

My new Sierra Club of BC poster shows a thriving, vibrant low carbon future. It’s so fun to draw tiny details that create the world I want! We squeezed in everything from backyard gardens, walkable neighbourhoods, thriving culture, drinking water straight from the source, and of course great jobs.  The poster is part of the Sierra Club of BC’s new … Read more Low Carbon Future Illustration for Sierra Club of BC

Illustrations for the YMCA’s strategic plan

Here’s a great idea to make your strategic plan an evergreen document – make sure people see it every day! I created these illustrations for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver‘s strategic plan, and then Signi Solmundson (VP Marketing and Communications) creatively printed them on a planter, so people could centre the strategic plan plan right on … Read more Illustrations for the YMCA’s strategic plan

Trending- better conference design and visual facilitation

I want you to have better meetings. I’ve noticed a trend for better engagement at conferences, and want this idea to spread. Instead of back-to-back powerpoint presentations where people have to sit and listen for hours, it’s popular to have is a 15 – 30 minute TED-talk presentation followed by pairs or small groups talking about a focussed question. It creates a high … Read more Trending- better conference design and visual facilitation

Graphic recording for the World Health Organization

I’ll be graphic recording with the World Health Organization in Geneva! I’m looking forward to a fantastic meeting with diverse perspectives. Graphic recording is a perfect fit for multi-stakeholder meetings because visuals can bring people together – and this time, for a global difference. You never know where life is going to take you. When I … Read more Graphic recording for the World Health Organization