Families are Essential Partners in Care

This illustration honours Ariis Knight, who tragically died in hospital without family or a support person to communicate with at her side. It is drawn in collaboration with PLAN.ca and Ariis’ family. Patients with disabilities need the care and advocacy of people who know them – especially in a hospital during COVID19. In the wake … Read more Families are Essential Partners in Care

Visual Knowledge Translation Projects

Today a client asked me, “what’s the best knowledge translation project you’ve ever worked on?” And without a beat, I knew: “the kind where people who are affected by the research, are involved from the beginning.” Here are some recommendations and samples of knowledge translation projects to inspire your next research project. It’s never one … Read more Visual Knowledge Translation Projects

9 resources to inspire creativity and connect online

Thank you. Everything you’re doing to keep yourself and others safe during this new reality we’re navigating together is appreciated. I know these uncertain times can be overwhelming, and it varies hour by hour. We are in this together, and I want to stay connected with you while new ways of being together emerge. I … Read more 9 resources to inspire creativity and connect online

How To Stay Connected During Self Isolation – COVID-19

Friends, we’re in this together. The time for physical       d i s t a n c i n g       is now. And, we can stay connected – even if we have to self-isolate. Let’s flatten the curve of COVID-19! Here are some suggestions to stay safe. You’re welcome to reshare, with … Read more How To Stay Connected During Self Isolation – COVID-19

Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

The First Nations Health Authority has a new Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit – and we helped explain this holistic wellness process visually. From the introduction of the report: “In 2011, BC First Nations made a historic decision to create a new First Nations health governance structure and to assume responsibility for the design and … Read more Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Today’s gender is ….life-affirming! The team at Trans Care BC needed specific illustrations to help trans people get the care and support they need. Trans Care BC is improving gender-affirming care Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans (transgender /2Spirit /non binary … Read more Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

Don’t wait, create! You have a gift that only you can share. You are the only one who can make the art that is inside you. And it’s never too late to start a project. Or try something new, or even just to bite off a smaller part of a bigger dream project. Here’s to … Read more Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

Most creative people want to make stuff, not run the business side of things. Maybe this is familiar: you’ve launched your visual practice business (great!) and it’s been more than a year (congratulations!) and now maybe you’re wondering – how do I get more of the work I really want?  I’m home from teaching “Beyond … Read more Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

It’s time for the annual wrap-up from some of my closest graphic facilitation and graphic recording colleagues. Last year, we shared what we noticed about about human nature or communication (because we’re at hundreds of meetings!). This year, the questions are a little harder. Consider the work of visual practitioners we admire: how do they … Read more 2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to work with the Nanaimo & Ladysmith School Board during a conversation about Reconciliation. Graphic facilitation can help support open discussion around challenging issues, and organizations can use it as a methodology to affect meaningful change – just like the transformative Kairos Blanket Exercise and four other tools … Read more Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

Teams, teaching, travel and a new reflection tool – Fall recap

Teams, teaching, travel, and a new reflection tool – it’s been a busy Fall 2017! I’m feeling so inspired by the incredible organizations and people I’ve worked with recently, and wanted to share some of the techniques we used together. There’s a variety of approaches one can use to lead visually: from graphic recording for public … Read more Teams, teaching, travel and a new reflection tool – Fall recap

Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

The Rockwood Leadership Institute rocked my world. So visualizing their new, expanded model of change was super inspiring! The Rockwood leadership and staff team worked with me to find metaphors that would support this new vision. Each person contributed something to the garden – bees, vegetables, flowers – and we worked to make sure the … Read more Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Visual practitioners, what techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Do you have a tip about how you work? Interested in seeing one of your tips spread wider? Take this 2-question survey! I’m hosting a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference this June. I’m excited to … Read more Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Trans Care BC – Strategic Infographic & The Remedy

Here are some positive visuals to support gender-affirming health care. The first is a new visual strategic plan for Trans Care BC. These three small drawings tell a bigger story, and are the foundation to the infographic (designed by Karianne Blank). Established in 2015 as a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, Trans Care … Read more Trans Care BC – Strategic Infographic & The Remedy

Graphic recording, flipbook, and video for VYPER

It was a great honour to team up with Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect (VYPER) – a critically needed youth-adult collaborative project that ran from 2014 to 2016, across the Fraser Health region of BC. Their mission was to create a community where all youth are healthy, sage, engaged, have meaningful opportunities, and … Read more Graphic recording, flipbook, and video for VYPER