How to sketchnote – free template and Wacom Canada webinar

What do we get when we combine text and drawing … and learning? Sketchnotes! I recently gave a webinar for Wacom Canada called Drawing on the Right Side of Learning: Sketchnoting, Visual Thinking and Making Learning Connect, and here’s free resources for educators from that talk: webinar recording what’s a sketchnote? a free sketchnote template … Read more How to sketchnote – free template and Wacom Canada webinar

ICYMI – finding your own path and creative career

Wondering about a creative career and finding your own path? The UBC Department of Educational Studies brought together alumni of the EDST program (which included me as a graphic facilitator!) to talk about how we’ve forged our own way. All co-panelists shared their personal journeys – and our ups and downs of self-employment – and … Read more ICYMI – finding your own path and creative career

Creative Pulse Podcast and Graphic Recording

Recently, I had the pleasure of being on the Creative Pulse podcast. It was a joy to talk with Angela de Burger about being a creative professional and my process. Find the link here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1209869/6743668 We touched on: personal creative style what I do for a process when approaching a new project why graphic recording … Read more Creative Pulse Podcast and Graphic Recording

Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

Gave a keynote this week to Studio20 BC Campus post secondary educators about visual practice and creativity! It was fantastic to meet so many people using technology, visuals, music and active learning to improve learning environments across the province.  I’m passionate about using visuals to help people learn. And for the type of visual work … Read more Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

Keynotes Coming Up – with Drawing Change team members

Two opportunities to learn with folks from Drawing Change coming up, online! Facilitating Safer, Braver and Inclusive Virtual Spaces: Webinar Michelle Buchholz and Adriana Contreras are presenting a webinar keynote for Tech Soup Canada on Oct 29th, 2020: “Have you been attending or organizing more virtual meetings since the pandemic? Are you interested in strategies … Read more Keynotes Coming Up – with Drawing Change team members

Decolonizing Design and Visuals – Drawing Change in the news

We’re grateful for the mention of our team in a couple of articles recently about decolonizing design and health research. Three great resources to share: In Decolonizing Design: Harnessing the Power of Design Responsibly from Tech Soup Canada, I want to boost Animiiki’s Jeff Ward and Dean Dori Tunstall, Ta7talìya Michelle Nahanee and others who I … Read more Decolonizing Design and Visuals – Drawing Change in the news

Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

Hello from above the Arctic Circle! I was recently in Colville Lake, NWT for a Public Listening session about caribou: Sahtú Ragóɂa (Harvest Law) and Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting. The event was a formal 3-day hearing about changes to caribou management, and it was featured in two CBC news stories. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/graphic-recording-caribou-hearings-1.5442034   Graphic recording is … Read more Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

SFU’s Centre for Dialogue appoints 18 new Dialogue Associates for 2020

This honour was unexpected – I’m thrilled and grateful to be appointed to the new group of SFU #dialogue associates. The SFU Centre for Dialogue writes, “Our 2020 Dialogue Associates will join a distinguished community of over 60 people who are leading the practice of dialogue and engagement in our region.” It’s a phenomenal group of … Read more SFU’s Centre for Dialogue appoints 18 new Dialogue Associates for 2020

Podcast Workshops Work – The silent power of visual facilitation

I’m a guest on this week’s podcast Workshops Work with Dr Myriam Handes. She has a PhD that helps her understand what it is that gets in our way with group process – and has a toolbox of micro-interventions to help. She hosts an ongoing podcast about facilitation with guests around the world. I was … Read more Podcast Workshops Work – The silent power of visual facilitation

Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

From the March edition of the Global Flipchart with the International Association of Facilitators Sometimes I’ll get a call from a client who says: “I don’t know what you do, but I’m told that I need you.” And it’s true. You might not know that you need graphic facilitation, just like you didn’t know you … Read more Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

Live graphic recording created in tandem by Avril Orloff and Corrina Keeling On October 29th we celebrated the release of our new book, Drawn Together through Visual Practice! We had a great turnout for the book launch event, which took place at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver, bringing together local facilitators, visual practitioners, friends, curious creatives, and even … Read more Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

Interview: sharing my favorite resources with Michelle Walker

Recently, Michelle Walker, a creativity coach and visual practitioner in Australia, interviewed me as part of her Spotlight Series. Michelle has a thriving visual practice, and I also learned that she is a fantastic interviewer – we could have talked for hours! In this audio interview, I share my thoughts on my practice, what feeds my creativity, and … Read more Interview: sharing my favorite resources with Michelle Walker

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

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