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Drawing Change updates for 2019

February 19, 2019

Six weeks into 2019, and lots going on at Drawing Change. Here’s a few exciting highlights and resources: Graphic Facilitation Training – in the Arctic… Read more

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They’re back- Community Scholars and Volunteers at our 2019 visual facilitation workshops

January 11, 2019

Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice, graphic facilitation, and graphic recording – and so our FREE Community Scholar spots and Volunteer… Read more

2019 Visual Facilitation Workshops in Vancouver Canada

January 7, 2019

I want you to have meetings with more belonging and connection – and visual facilitation is a way to do that. There’s no shortage of… Read more

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Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

December 18, 2018

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… Read more

Celebrating our year at Drawing Change

December 11, 2018

It was a year to celebrate! Here’s a few things we’re proud of at Drawing Change: We supported dozens of meetings that upheld the values… Read more

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How to Have Better Meetings in 2019

December 4, 2018

When it started getting dark at 3pm, we knew it was time to reach out to our graphic facilitation community and compile our annual wrap-up… Read more

Graphic Facilitation Workshop wrap up – Vancouver Canada

October 24, 2018

The Drawing Change team just wrapped up its annual Visual Facilitation training in Vancouver! This year we welcomed participants from the UK, the east and… Read more

Evaluation and Graphic Recording together for social justice

October 17, 2018

What if evaluation methodologies were about transformational systems change, and deepening social justice? An article in the free, new e-Anthology from the Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) features… Read more

Introducing the 2018 Drawing Change Community Scholars

August 25, 2018

September is officially in full swing – our boxes of fresh Neuland markers have arrived, and we’re busy organizing for our sold out Graphic Facilitation and… Read more

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Our favourite visual facilitation books to add to your backpack

August 16, 2018

Summer is in full swing – hopefully this means you’re working at a slower pace lately, and maybe have a little extra time to flip… Read more

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FAQ roundup and how to get started as a graphic recorder

July 30, 2018

It’s time for a Frequently Asked Questions! Summer roundup of questions I’ve been asked from folks new to the field lately: I’m new. How do… Read more

EuViz Workshops – Bias In The Pen and The Rising Tide with Brandy Agerbeck

June 18, 2018

Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to… Read more

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They’re Back: Community Scholar & Volunteer Spots at our Fall 2018 Visual Facilitation Workshop!

May 3, 2018

Community Scholar Spots (2) Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice and so TWO Community Scholar spots and 4 Volunteer Spots are… Read more

2018 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

April 9, 2018

Update: sold out for 2018! Drop me a note to be added to the wait list for next year. There’s no shortage of information anymore.… Read more

Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

February 26, 2018

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!)… Read more

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2018 Beyond the Basics: Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Portland, Oregon

January 1, 2018

Beyond the Basics with Graphic Facilitation The graphic facilitation and graphic field is booming – are you getting the work you want? Sophia Liang and… Read more

2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

December 20, 2017

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… Read more

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

December 15, 2017

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to work with the Nanaimo & Ladysmith School Board during a conversation about Reconciliation. Graphic facilitation can help… Read more

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

December 1, 2017

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… Read more

Question Well – a reflection tool for visual practitioners

October 22, 2017

the Question Well tool Hello! We’re Jennifer Shepherd and Sam Bradd. We’re visual practitioners, educators and facilitators. We live across the country from each other… Read more

How to Lead a Graphic Recording Team for Big Events

September 15, 2017

It was a great phone call to receive: would Drawing Change like to coordinate a team of 8 graphic recorders, to capture 54 sessions over… Read more

Make an impact with visual thinking! Foundational course in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation - October 28 & 29, 2017 in Vancouver Canada

2017 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

August 12, 2017

Hello! To register for our 2018 Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation Workshop, October 13 & 14, 2018, head over here. ____________________________________________________________________________________ There’s no shortage of… Read more

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Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

July 31, 2017

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… Read more

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Highlights and resources from the 2017 IFVP conference

July 29, 2017

It was half family reunion and half summer camp (but with way more markers) – the annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference! Graphic recorders, graphic… Read more

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Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

July 6, 2017

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size… Read more

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How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

July 5, 2017

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size… Read more

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Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

April 18, 2017

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… Read more

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Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

March 15, 2017

Take a graphic facilitation master class this summer! Sophia Liang (Graphic Footprints) and I (Drawing Change) are teaching a Graphic Facilitation class in June for… Read more

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Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

March 5, 2017

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… Read more

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Guest post: Tiare Jung for Drawing Change

January 23, 2017

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post by emerging graphic recorder Tiaré Jung. Tiaré has been working on fantastic projects with Drawing Change… Read more

2016 Wrap-Up: Graphic Recorders Reflect on Human Nature and Communication

December 20, 2016

I was recently asked a great question by !Kona: “When you think of all the conversations where you are present as a graphic recording witness, do you… Read more

Graphic Recording is truly global

December 17, 2016

In 2016, I saw the power of graphic recording and graphic facilitation around the world first-hand. Visuals help people connect, find belonging, and work on… Read more

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DisruptED supports STEM education

December 16, 2016

If you’re interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in education – there was something at the DisruptED conference for you. Organizers called DisruptED, “a mashing… Read more

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Trans Care BC – Strategic Infographic & The Remedy

December 11, 2016

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… Read more

We Belong International Forum – with Michelle Buchholz

December 1, 2016

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post by emerging graphic recorder Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en). Michelle and I worked together at the recent event,… Read more

Visual templates improve group work

November 28, 2016

This year, I noticed that visual templates help group work, and solve three key problems. Time pressure: We have to maximize the time together, because sometimes… Read more

Graphic recording, flipbook, and video for VYPER

November 19, 2016

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… Read more

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Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

November 3, 2016

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… Read more

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Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

October 26, 2016

Final post in this series on how to become a better graphic facilitator through engaging with Cultural Safety and Humility.  Cultural Safety is an emerging… Read more

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Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts

October 22, 2016

Third in a series about cultural safety and graphic facilitation. Here, I look at how graphic facilitators can use our hearts, in order to better understand… Read more

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Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation Part Two: Using our Heads

October 14, 2016

In the introduction post, I explored the meaning and importance of Cultural Safety and Humility in my work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, and how… Read more

Using Cultural Safety and Humility to Become a Better Graphic Facilitator

October 13, 2016

I’m a graphic facilitator, and I want to plant a seed for other non-Indigenous practitioners who work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. The… Read more

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What we see in graphic facilitation is a reflection of our sector, too

September 29, 2016

I keep a list of what participants say to me about the visuals after a graphic facilitation session. My big take-away – as someone who visits many… Read more

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September 2, 2016

When I choose my graphic recording markers*, I use three guiding ideas: clarity, readability, and expressiveness. I can’t imagine doing this job without Neuland markers, and I’m… Read more

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August 31, 2016

Are you wondering how to edit graphic recording posters into digital files? You’re not alone. This summer, I had the privilege of mentoring some amazing… Read more

Visuals to communicate new data about First Nations Communities

August 6, 2016

New First Nations data is now available. Now is the Time is a brand new report with about First Nations communities, thanks to the First Nations Information… Read more

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New Book! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

July 29, 2016

Our book is here! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice Embrace visual practice as a defining technology of our time. Imagine your ideas drawn — incorporating… Read more

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Graphic recording: Cultural safety and Indigenous Youth Wellness

July 20, 2016

As a graphic facilitator, it’s an honour to partner with the Indigenous Youth Wellness Learning Circle with Elder Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman from Cuystwi! I always feel that… Read more

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Visual Practice: Announcing our new book

June 19, 2016

Announcing a New Book about Visual Practice By Brandy Agerbeck, Kelvy Bird, Sam Bradd and Jennifer Shepherd Imagine your ideas drawn — incorporating energy, colour, space,… Read more

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11 ways to use Graphic Recording images afterwards

June 17, 2016

Ask any graphic facilitator, and they’ve probably been asked these questions: Do you do weddings, Do you have the best job ever, (yup) and what… Read more

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Infographic for Pacific Herring – a tiny and mighty fish

May 31, 2016

This one infographic asks 32 questions: the new Conceptual Model of the Herring Social-Ecological System. The Pacific Herring is a tiny, and mighty, fish. They’re ecologically and economically important for other species… Read more

Data is more than numbers — it’s stories

May 25, 2016

  Data isn’t just numbers, it’s stories. The first-ever First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) tells a new story: “unprecedented insight… Read more

Visual Facilitation workshop in Greater Vancouver – report back

May 10, 2016

UPDATE: 2017 workshop registration is here! Click here to find out more. Last month, I had the pleasure of teaching a Visual Facilitation workshop to a fantastic… Read more

Visual thinking in Tanzania about Zoonosis Research

May 6, 2016

It was a great pleasure to bring graphic recording to a conference about zoonosis research in Tanzania. If, like me, you’re more “social scientist” than “scientist”, zoonoses are… Read more

Interview: sharing my favorite resources with Michelle Walker

April 7, 2016

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… Read more

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3 ways to listen with confidence as a graphic recorder

March 28, 2016

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… Read more

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Interview: my unexpected career path

March 9, 2016

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,… Read more

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Future epidemics and global health: World Health Organization graphic recording

February 9, 2016

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… Read more

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Graphic Recording Indigenous Youth Wellness Series with Cuystwi

January 25, 2016

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… Read more

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Graphic Facilitation at Creative Mornings Vancouver: Visual Language

January 23, 2016

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… Read more

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A free Creative Planning visual template for you

January 19, 2016

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… Read more

The beginning of a new collection – on visual practice

January 15, 2016

A new project is beginning … We’re shaping a collection. A gift for the field of visual practice. It’s about deepening our work as practitioners. Follow along… Read more

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A gift to you: sketchnotes from Rockwood Art of Leadership

January 15, 2016

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… Read more

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Visual Storytelling: Finding Common Ground

January 14, 2016

The next time someone asks what storytelling has to do with unions, you can tell them it builds better, stronger labour activists. These graphic recording… Read more

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Visual Language – Speaker at CreativeMornings Vancouver

December 28, 2015

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… Read more

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Leadership lessons for any sector, visualized

December 8, 2015

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… Read more

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Low Carbon Future Illustration for Sierra Club of BC

November 23, 2015

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… Read more

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Illustrations for the YMCA’s strategic plan

October 30, 2015

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… Read more

Trending- better conference design and visual facilitation

October 26, 2015

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… Read more

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Graphic recording for the World Health Organization

October 23, 2015

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… Read more

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Graphic recording supports science and traditional knowledge

October 10, 2015

Graphic recording isn’t just about the images. It’s what you do with them that matters.  The recent Pacific Herring Summit, graphic recording of indigenous knowledge on Day 1 supported a deeper understanding… Read more

Catching up: recent graphic facilitation projects

September 23, 2015

Pumpkin lattes are back, my sandals are away, so I should have written this a month ago. Here’s a quick recap where graphic facilitation has… Read more

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Sketchnotes – asking good questions after a Visual Thinking conference

July 21, 2015

I’m home from the annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference, this year in Austin Texas. Part IFVP family reunion, part professional development and definitely… Read more

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Art of Leadership with Robert Gass: sketchnotes

July 9, 2015

Six days with Robert Gass’ Art of Leadership course feels like 30. Happy to share these personal sketchnotes with you. Sometimes imperfect is best. I… Read more

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Vision Map for Stó:lō Nation Wellness

June 26, 2015

  In your reception area, can people see your Vision? This 8-foot Vision Map greets visitors to the Stó:lō Wellness Centre. I loved the process of… Read more

Start a Visual Revolution with Your Union Communication

June 20, 2015

I taught an interactive workshop at the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) called Start a Visual Revolution in Your Union. Your union’s message is important. Every union communication… Read more

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Judging the 2015 CALM awards: Canadian Association of Labour Media

June 19, 2015

I’m in Victoria, BC to judge the 2015 Canadian Association of Labour Media awards once again. I evaluated the visual categories including best poster, best infographic/illustration… Read more

Winnipeg Public Library Infographic

June 15, 2015

I drew the first draft of this infographic for the Winnipeg Public Library’s strategic plan with stacks of books across the top. Books are iconic, but libraries… Read more

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Graphic recording Tech Leadership with Communitech and Susan Cain

June 12, 2015

Communitech’s signature event is the Tech Leadership Conference, and it delivered on its promise to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Communitech invited me to showcase graphic recording at TLCWR… Read more

Interview: Drawing Clarity at Tech Leadership Conference

June 10, 2015

Communitech’s signature event is the Tech Leadership Conference, and it delivered on its promise to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Afterwards, Communitech interviewed fellow graphic recorder Liisa Sorsa… Read more

Healthy Schools Symposium and graphic recording

June 5, 2015

Recently, I was graphic recording at the annual Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium, the signature event hosted by DASH BC and Healthy Schools BC. This conference is… Read more

Interview: Health Empowerment from Knowledge Transfer

May 31, 2015

Graphic recording helped with knowledge transfer at a recent women’s heart health event with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The VCHRI interviewed the presenters and me and… Read more

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Graphic recording at refugee community consultation

May 17, 2015

Graphic recording supported a new community-based research project in Surrey BC about refugee settlement and integration needs, called Our Community, Our Voice. The project is part… Read more

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Illustrated Mental Health Strategy- knowledge translation

May 9, 2015

The Mental Health Commission of Canada asked me to illustrate their new report, “A Mental Health Strategy for Canada: a youth perspective.” National strategies research what’s… Read more

Keynote presentation

May 9, 2015

My side project, the Graphic History Collective, was invited to give a keynote presentation at Mount Royal University. We write and curate critical comics about… Read more

Visual Facilitation and a Climate Justice Conversation

April 21, 2015

Graphic recording captured a powerful conversation about climate justice recently. A power of illustration is you can draw the future. It taps into hope, especially about… Read more

Graphic recording is your speechwriting secret weapon

April 13, 2015

Recently, I was graphic recording at a leadership conference for a large private sector company. Fantastic event, and maybe because this company had never experienced graphic recording… Read more

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Feature interview about visual thinking on Wacom blog

March 19, 2015

One of the top questions I get asked about graphic recording is “how did you get into this?” The team at Wacom was curious, too.… Read more

Graphic recording about signs in Richmond

March 17, 2015

The City of Richmond, BC began a community dialogue about signage and cultural harmony, and graphic recording was part of the design. Link to the… Read more

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A visual facilitation tool – try a paired photo walk

March 9, 2015

The visual facilitation challenge: a 5 day planning session, 25 elected leaders, a room with no windows. The task: engage meaningfully about the organization’s 5 strategic areas,… Read more

How Graphic facilitation is Agile – Vancity

February 17, 2015

During graphic facilitation, I’m often asked, “but how do you leave enough space?” People say to me that it’s “magic” watching the page fill up when everything… Read more

Our new book: comics about working class histories

February 13, 2015

Announcing our book! How often do you get to say that?! I’m jumping up and down about this new comic book about working class histories. Drawn… Read more

Interactive Equality Timeline for CUPE

February 11, 2015

I’m not the CUPE National Human Rights conference – but our giant Equality Timeline is! This is a 3m (20 feet) bilingual display that shows only… Read more

Visual Facilitation with Templates

February 6, 2015

Busy people in leadership positions need meetings that work. Visual templates help groups get focussed, fast. This week, Kevin Millsip (from Next Up) and I… Read more

Storytelling about being sick on CBC’s DNTO

January 31, 2015

If you’re a Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO)  fan on CBC radio, you’ll hear me tell a short story on Saturday about getting poisoned by my… Read more

World Cafe and Graphic Facilitation at Lululemon

January 28, 2015

A facilitated World Cafe process is simple, but the steps are important.  So it was a wonderful experience to walk into Lululemon’s large atrium and see it was… Read more

Aboriginal Union members and a BCGEU Roundtable

January 25, 2015

The BCGEU held a Roundtable for the diverse community of its Aboriginal members. One of the overall themes was that the Indigenous movement and the… Read more

Vancouver visual thinking social night

January 16, 2015

Visual thinking social night! Spread the word, Vancouver BC Canada has an extraordinary number of people working with live visual thinking. This week I hosted… Read more

My year of visual thinking in 10 seconds

December 30, 2014

Last year, visual thinking led me a lot of firsts. Which is interesting, because every graphic facilitation event can be the first time for something.… Read more

Go Read Dana Wright: Start Meeting Like This

December 16, 2014

So happy for Dana Wright, whose writing and facilitation banishes bad meetings. Her first book is Start Meeting Like This: She’s always working on new… Read more

Visioning and Graphic Recording with Elsie Roy Elementary School

December 16, 2014

The community at Elsie Roy Elementary school is on a journey together. And part of charting that course is being able to share it with others.… Read more

Graphic Recording at Vulnerable Immigrant Populations Training Day

November 26, 2014

In my most recent public project, I used graphic recording to transform a full day of workshops about vicarious trauma, moral distress, family attachment and… Read more

Working for Google – the power of networks

November 13, 2014

In 2008 when I launched my illustration business, if you had told me that in 2014 I would illustrate for Google, I would said that… Read more

How to use facilitation photo cards

October 21, 2014

I planned a short visioning session for a university department and used facilitation photo cards and graphic facilitation recently. Before the meeting they said we could have… Read more

Journey Mapping for Organizations

October 3, 2014

You live and breathe your organization’s mission – but how do you help your customers, clients, or members connect with it? Sometimes, we live and… Read more

Graphic recording at Japanese Canadian Youth Leaders Conference

September 22, 2014

At the 2014 Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference, youth talked about their role in becoming an active community. Using graphic recording, we co-created a workshop… Read more

Talking with Wacom about iPad styli and sketchnotes

September 8, 2014

Super excited to join Wacom this Wednesday on G+ to talk about styli and iPad sketchnotes. Styli are the digital pens you use on a tablet for… Read more

Surrey School Achievement Contract infographic

September 4, 2014

The Surrey School Board Achievement Contract communicates key information to parents, students, and community members. Now it’s a brand-new interactive infographic. The Achievement Contract used to… Read more

Free download – tips for great sketchnotes in school

August 25, 2014

If there’s one thing that would have made studying in university easier for me – was taking more notes with pictures. They’re called sketchnotes – or… Read more

Report from EuViz- visual thinking conference

August 12, 2014

  After the EuViz conference, I’m more convinced than ever that visual thinking has the power to transform everywhere we learn. In the next month I’m… Read more

Berlin’s EuViz 2014 visual thinking conference

July 15, 2014

I’m headed to Berlin for the EuViz 2014 conference for Visual Thinkers, Practitioners and Facilitators! A great part about a visual thinking conference is that… Read more

Visualize Your Values Leading You to Your Vision

July 7, 2014

Graphic recording supported facilitator extraordinaire Dawna Jones to help PWL Partnership team explore vision. PWL Partnership makes places that people want to use – they’re landscape architects with big,… Read more

Graphic Recording to help Visualize Policy – Arts Summit

June 25, 2014

At the Arts Summit 2013, Richard Evans – an expert in arts organizational change – said ‘The real conversations take a while to start.” The… Read more

Illustrated Cumberland map of workers history

June 13, 2014

This new illustrated Cumberland map uses historical houses to tell workers’ history.  100% of net proceeds support the Cumberland BC Museum’s fundraising. From the gallery writeup: Houses tell… Read more

illustrated Cumberland map tells workers history

June 13, 2014

This new illustrated map uses historical houses to tell workers’ history in Cumberland, BC.  100% of net proceeds support the Cumberland Museum’s fundraising. From the gallery writeup: Houses… Read more

Positive Space Campaign at UBC

June 11, 2014

The Positive Space campaign at UBC hosted an engagement session, and we used graphic recording to draw out stories. The Positive Space Campaign’s goal is… Read more

Official Community Plan gets visual – City of Chilliwack

June 9, 2014

The City of Chilliwack needed unique visuals to explain the new Official Community Plan (OCP). An Official Community Plan sets the vision for the next 30 years –… Read more

UBC Education Alumni event graphic recording

June 2, 2014

UBC Education Alumni invited graphic recording to an event, and boy, do I want to be painting every day when I’m 92 years old. I have… Read more

Graphic Recording for Healthy Schools

May 21, 2014

While graphic recording about healthy schools, I heard Paul Born ask, “How do communities change? By involving the people the issue affects until it feels… Read more

Engagement about libraries with Graphic Facilitation

May 13, 2014

It was a great week of public engagement and graphic facilitation about libraries. I’m home from a week asking Calgarians about their public library. Graphic facilitation was a… Read more

Engagement about libraries using graphic facilitation

May 13, 2014

This week, I was on the road to engage the public about libraries using graphic facilitation. I’m home from a week on the road asking Calgarians… Read more

Visuals can support cultural competence in healthcare

May 1, 2014

Visuals can support cultural competence in healthcare. Recently, I worked at the Moving Forward conference, a unique gathering to talk about Indigenous cultural competency frameworks in health care.… Read more

Visuals for Indigenous cultural competency framework

May 1, 2014

Visuals can support conversations about Indigenous cultural competency frameworks in health care. Recently, I worked at the Moving Forward conference, a unique gathering held by the… Read more

Illustration of an East Vancouver Sandwich Map

April 18, 2014

I live for sandwiches. So why not an illustration of an East Vancouver sandwich map? Happily, there’s no shortage of delicious options nearby. And good parks… Read more

knowledge translation at Brain Matters in the news

March 17, 2014

Graphic recording is great for knowledge translation, and it was featured in the 24 hours newspaper this week. Scientist Timothy Caufield wants us to see… Read more

New Illustration to Support Child Health

February 16, 2014

Here’s a new illustration map to support child health for in BC. One of the nice parts about this feel-good project was that the… Read more

Engage visually and start with a juicy question

February 7, 2014

Thinking about hosting an event where you want people to share their thoughts – and see the conversation emerge visually? As a graphic facilitator, my… Read more

A look back at January projects

January 29, 2014

Well, this month flew by… here’s a recap from my twitter photos! I was graphic recording for strategic planning sessions and open houses this month.… Read more

travel sketchbook- Porketta bingo

January 29, 2014

Someone asked me last week what I do for fun when I’m not drawing at work. Um, more drawing. Recently I’ve been inspired by Chandler… Read more

travel sketchbook- Porketta bingo

January 29, 2014

Someone asked me last week what I do for fun when I’m not drawing at work. Um, more drawing. Recently I’ve been inspired by Chandler… Read more

Illustrations for the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre

January 3, 2014

Positive transgender health images are hard to find online – so here are new illustrations for the Catherine White Holman Centre. The CWHWC provides low-barrier health and… Read more

Happy holidays to you

December 20, 2013

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. It’s been a privilege this year to collaborate with people from so many different backgrounds,… Read more

Visuals to Support Healthy Abbotsford Coalition-Building

December 13, 2013

Abbotsford wants to be healthy, and the Healthy Abbotsford initiative is using innovative visuals to get the message out. Healthy Abbotsford is a coalition of… Read more

Infographic for the Dr Peter Centre building anniversary

December 7, 2013

The Dr Peter Centre celebrated the 10th anniversary of their building, and this infographic tells the story of their success. From the outside, the building… Read more

social determinants of health decolonial perspective for FNHA 2012

Gathering Wisdom – visuals on social determinants

November 18, 2013

*updated 2018 with a new version of the SDOH image * In October 2013, I had the privilege of graphically recording at the Gathering Wisdom… Read more

Conversations on Health Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry

November 6, 2013

At the recent BC Health Leaders conference, the BC Health Leadership Development Collaborative (BCHLDC) hosted a conversation using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and graphic recording. The… Read more

Graphic recording sustainability at Canada Winter Games

October 21, 2013

I was in Prince George, graphic recording sustainability planned for the Canada Winter Games. “Sport people are passionate”, Ann Duffy said in her intro to the Canada… Read more

New Healthy Schools Infographics – Resource Guide

October 3, 2013

These infographics show how healthy students are better learners. DASH BC has a bold vision- a “society where student participation in a healthy school community… Read more

Vancouver East Housing Coop Illustrated Map

September 23, 2013

Vancouver East Housing Coop Illustrated Map. The Vancouver East Housing Co-op recently asked me to join them on a walking tour and illustrate their co-op… Read more

Graphic recording for executives – the shoulder checking technique

September 17, 2013

I noticed two useful things while graphic recording for some recent executive meetings. Shoulder checking during presentations It was a high-level meeting between senior executives… Read more

Mentoring and Graphic Recording at IFVP conference

August 17, 2013

This summer, I went to my first International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP) conference in New York. I promised I would go outside my learning “comfort… Read more

Behind the scenes: an ideal rush job

August 9, 2013

I like to joke that in my line of work, there’s not much life-and-death. But then I got a wacky last-minute request for visuals from… Read more

CUPE Sask: Incredible But True commercial

August 2, 2013

My favorite line in this Incredible But True commercial: “Check this out: last night, I put out our garbage. This morning …. gone.”   The… Read more

Letterpress League – new website and calendar

July 18, 2013

The very analog Vancouver Letterpress League now has a real online home:  Read up on our 2014 calendar project, join us for an informal… Read more

My Health My Community- graphic recording at the launch

July 5, 2013

We’re at a crucial time for health care planning, and we need good data to make decisions in our cities and health systems. My Health,… Read more

Arts Summit – graphic recording towards a new policy

July 3, 2013

The Arts Summit conference in June gathered stakeholders to talk about a comprehensive arts and culture policy for British Columbia. Over two days, people gathered… Read more

Audience Engagement- Graphic recording and the Bronze Quill Awards

June 15, 2013

My favorite work event this week was the Bronze Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (BC). The Bronze Quill Awards recognize and… Read more

Drawing for Healing- Truth and Reconciliation in Williams Lake

June 3, 2013

Earlier this year, members of the Communities That Care group brought the esteemed Dr. Martin Brokenleg for a workshop about the Circle of Courage. At his workshop, participants… Read more

Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards Judging

June 2, 2013

The Canadian Association of Labour Media is a training and communications resource for unions across Canada. Each year, unions submit their best work to the… Read more

Adding the role of Synthesizers helps groups focus

May 27, 2013

It’s the middle of an important meeting. Heads are bowed. But unfortunately, it’s in Blackberry prayer. An effective and gentle way to help a group… Read more

DASH BC Leadership Symposium

May 27, 2013

BC DASH believes health and learning are connected for students. This graphic recording is a visual summary from the 7th annual leadership forum on healthy schools.… Read more

Letterpress League update – May

May 12, 2013

We’re meeting at Rhizome Cafe on Tuesday May 28th. New faces welcome! We’re very friendly. It’s a great place to hear about presses for sale, upcoming… Read more

Facilitation Resources – visualizing a Community of Practice

May 11, 2013

To improve a practice, it’s good to collaborate with others. The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia uses the concept… Read more

Grandview Woodland Food Connection logo

May 5, 2013

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection is an important food security group in East Vancouver. They connect people in the community to affordable and healthy food,… Read more

Decoda Literacy Solutions and Graphic Recording

April 25, 2013

Literacy is more than just reading and writing. In this graphic recording visual, Decoda Literacy Solutions convened a cross-sector gathering in March 2013 to discuss a… Read more

Tangerini Farm and a story of Community Supported Agriculture

April 23, 2013

Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm is a 67-acre working family farm in Millis, Mass. Laura, Charlie, Emilio and Charlie Jr. Tangerini needed an illustration that would… Read more

Adding visuals with graphic recording templates

April 20, 2013

There’s a graphic facilitation/ graphic recording technique that lets me be in two places at once. It’s called template work. I wasn’t able to join… Read more

Uppercase magazine profile

April 19, 2013

          I’m a big fan of print and especially magazines. Last year I discovered Uppercase magazine from Calgary, AB. It’s a… Read more

Zero Waste infographics for the CCPA

March 28, 2013

My new infographic for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC shows how Zero Waste policies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs. The… Read more

Embracing Diversity – graphic recording and dialogue

March 20, 2013

The Fraser Basin Council in Williams Lake hosted a forum on diversity, multiculturalism and anti-racism. I brought graphic recording to support their discussion and dialogue.… Read more

Drawing for a superhero

March 19, 2013

I got a call from a superhero. I couldn’t see the cape over the phone, but it was easy to picture. Sarah Jamieson has a… Read more

A map for Vancouver Hastings

March 6, 2013

I recently illustrated a map of the Vancouver-Hastings provincial electoral area for a member of the Legislative Assembly. I love organizing information, and maps are… Read more

Using graphic facilitation for writer’s block

March 1, 2013

At some point in writing a PhD, it’s safe to say you’re going to get writer’s block. Wouldn’t anyone? So when an old, trusted friend… Read more

Visualizing a report for Griffin Center and sprOUT

February 26, 2013

Evaluations and reports don’t need to be boring. Griffin Centre’s project sprOUT asked me to create an engaging visual summary from an 80-page report. sprOUT connects… Read more

Beyond Green Buildings – Graphic Recording

February 21, 2013

The Regenerative Neighbourhoods Summit brought together top thinkers on sustainability and net-positive buildings. I provided graphic recording for 2 days. What is graphic recording? I listen… Read more

New animation – What are Solidarity and Partnership

February 16, 2013

Non-profit organizations have a long-term vision. Sometimes, that’s hard to translate into a short-term sound bite. To help CoDevelopment Canada tell its story, they asked… Read more

Sharing: football animation for the BCTF (Superbowl)

February 4, 2013

Catch the Superbowl halftime show in BC? This BCTF commercial had a big audience, big message. Let’s give BC’s schools the support our kids deserve.  The announcer… Read more

Saying yes to the uncertain or how I quit my day job

January 28, 2013

I could say that 18 months ago, I quit my day job. But saying “I quit my day job” to be an illustrator/ graphic recorder/… Read more

Vancouver Letterpress League – update

January 24, 2013

The Vancouver Letterpress League is growing by leaps and bounds this year. As a co-founder of the VLL, I’m really excited about meeting the new folks… Read more

Graphic Facilitation Training in Brandy Agerbeck’s Lab

January 21, 2013

This January I joined Brandy Agerbeck, graphic facilitator extraordinaire, and 5 learners in her graphic facilitation “Lab”.  The Lab is a 3 day retreat/ training/… Read more

Food is a Labour of Love – Canadian Labour Congress

January 18, 2013

Each winter, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) organizes a Winter School for people who are active in their unions and workplaces to learn and share… Read more

New places bring out creativity

January 17, 2013

New places bring out creativity in unexpected ways. I’m in Chicago for a week. I walk around the city, delighted with the new and thinking… Read more

Rhizome is like home: a multimedia presentation video

January 13, 2013

This video shows Rhizome Cafe is more than a place to eat, it’s a place to come home to. To celebrate its 6th anniversary, owners Lisa and… Read more

Illustrating a season at Close to Home Organics

January 11, 2013

This project brings together many things I love dearly: food security, drawing vegetables, and the barter system. Close to Home Organics is a family-run organic… Read more

Gardening over winter and helping the bees

January 2, 2013

Drawn in pen and watercolour, these illustrations are based on plants of the Pacific west coast. Bee balm, dwarf lemon, borage and other flowers will… Read more

Branding- Women’s Heart Health Promotion

December 29, 2012

      I learned about women’s heart health promotion while working on a branding project for the BC Women’s Hospital. The free event in… Read more

Vancouver Letterpress League January Meetup

December 29, 2012

The Vancouver Letterpress League is meeting next on January 15th 2013 at Rhizome Cafe. We had a great time in December over drinks and snacks… Read more

Use visuals to bring reports to life

December 1, 2012

Graphic recording is a visualization process – I draw ‘live’ in front of groups. But I also find it’s a powerful tool for transforming written… Read more

Infographics – Career in the Trades

November 23, 2012

Infographics visually communicate dense information in a fun and appealing way. I was contracted to create four posters to engage youth about careers in the… Read more

Graphic recording and the power of visual summary

November 22, 2012

This month I’m working with five organizations as a graphic recorder. More than ever, I’m convinced about how graphic recording excels at giving a fast,… Read more

Co-op Map of East Vancouver

November 10, 2012

  A group of housing co-op members wanted to map the co-ops in their East Van neighbourhood. So they made an inventory for the Grandview-Woodlands/Commercial… Read more

Branding for Karma Reine Productions

November 9, 2012

Karma Reine Productions is an event management and concert promotion company. She contacted me about creating a fresh brand and visual identity. I decided to… Read more

Let’s Talk About Cats – Visualizing Cat Overpopulation

November 8, 2012

The BCSPCA, the City of Maple Ridge and Katie’s Place Animal Shelter are collaborating to address cat overpopulation in Maple Ridge. They invited me to… Read more

Redeveloping Pearson Centre – 12 recommendations for inclusion and accessibility

November 1, 2012

The George Pearson Centre land – 19 acres in Vancouver’s Marpole neighborhood – will be redeveloped soon. The George Pearson Centre is a long-term care… Read more

Graffiti Recognition Wall – a way to say thanks

October 27, 2012

I was invited to Vancity’s Recognition Event by Yolanda from Drawing it Out to help facilitate a “Recognition Graffiti Wall”. If you’ve never seen one… Read more

Graphic recording and small group work

October 23, 2012

I’m often asked if it’s possible to integrate small group work and graphic recording during the session. It is possible – and in fact it’s… Read more

Dessert Potluck with the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

October 19, 2012

I’ve been a Board member with the Vancouver Fruit Tree project since 2010, and to celebrate the end of the 2012 season we’re having a… Read more

Transgender Health and Wellness Images

October 13, 2012

Transgender health and wellness images are hard to find online. I recently collaborated with the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre who needed images about their community… Read more

Canadian Freelance Union – for designers and illustrators

October 12, 2012

This fall, I joined the Canadian Freelance Union- CEP Local 2040. Unions are an important part of healthy communities. I’m pleased that CEP is organizing… Read more

Drawing Agroforestry – graphic recording at UBC Farm

October 4, 2012

One very early Saturday morning, I packed up my graphic recording supplies, my bike and bus pass and adventured to the UBC Farm for a… Read more

Drawing Solidarity with CoDev Canada

September 25, 2012

I was invited to bring graphic recording to the 2012 CoDevelopment Canada Annual General Meeting. CoDev builds partnerships for global justice between Canadians and Latin… Read more

They Draw and Cook: Illustrated Recipes

September 23, 2012

One of my favorite websites is They Draw and Cook. It’s a collection of illustrated recipes from contributors around the world. A brother and sister… Read more

Infographics for Green Jobs BC Conference

September 21, 2012

I contributed four infographics for the Columbia Institute to present at the Green Jobs BC Conference. Held September 21-22, 2012, it’s “an alliance between BC’s… Read more

Freelance Camp 2012 sketchnotes

September 17, 2012

I attended my first Freelance Camp this past Saturday. It’s an unconference – people register, then pitch to the room what skills they want to… Read more

San Francisco sketchbook

August 8, 2012

We ate our way through San Francisco on vacation, and I took my sketchbook along instead of a camera. Went on the Precida Eyes Mural… Read more

Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment – visualization

July 28, 2012

Secondary wastewater treatment plants are big infrastructure projects, and I’m glad visuals are helping to engage people in a conversation about the plans. The Lions Gate… Read more

getting back to pen and ink

July 24, 2012

Sometimes my illustration work is labour intensive. Sketching, sending files back and forth for feedback, sore wrists from hours at the computer screen and piles… Read more

Arts Based Community Development graphic recording

July 17, 2012

This graphic recording was made at a community workshop about the role of Community Arts in “Arts-Based Community Development”. Community Arts is a way for… Read more

Custom artwork: a mandolin

June 12, 2012

A local musician requested a custom piece of artwork based on his mandolin. He requested that the art be in the same style as previous… Read more

Community Resource Map: Vancouver Downtown Eastside

June 5, 2012

  This map illustrates many services for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. I worked with Amy, a social work practicum student at WISH Drop-In Centre… Read more

Metro Vancouver infographic – South Fraser blog

May 24, 2012

Where can people in Metro Vancouver give input to elected officials? This infographic for the popular municipal blog helps make sense of the complex relationships.… Read more

Live graphic recording: culturally safe spaces

May 22, 2012

This month I had the pleasure of working with the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Center for Aboriginal Health Research at… Read more

Graphic Recording- behind the scenes with PovNet

May 17, 2012

I created a graphic recording for PovNet’s annual visioning session. PovNet and PovNetU provide important online tools, including facilitated courses, for anti-poverty advocates in BC… Read more

Art and Charitable Donations

May 10, 2012

When I’m approached by charities to donate art, I turn to Chris Tyrell’s book  “Artist Survival Skills: how to make a living as a Canadian… Read more

Youth Sustainability Event: Global Rewind at Science World

April 27, 2012

Hosted by multiple environmental and youth-serving organizations, over 100 young people gathered to challenge themselves and strategize about engaging their peers and communities. As a… Read more

Praise for May Day comic- published by Between the Lines

April 26, 2012

Between the Lines is publishing our graphic novel/comic May Day: a graphic history of protest. From their monthly newsletter: “May Day traces the development of International… Read more

Visual identity for Pearson Residents group with disabilities

April 25, 2012

  The members of the Pearson Residents Redevelopment Group (PRRG) have a vision of inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Their home, a long-term care… Read more

Custom map illustrating Vancouver Kingsway

April 7, 2012

This is a custom illustrated map for Vancouver Kingsway, showing important services and amenities in the area. It is 3 feet by 3 feet and… Read more

Drawing Research – Safety for Sex Workers

April 4, 2012

Angela Sealy, CEO of the West Coast Facilitators group, convened a focused dialogue session for a research project. She asked a group of women working… Read more

Live Graphic Recording – Transforming the Dialogue conference

March 30, 2012

This is graphic recording at a Provincial Health Services Authority-Aboriginal Health conference.  The conference was called Transforming the Dialogue and builds on their online indigenous… Read more

Vancouver Letterpress League April meetup and blog

March 23, 2012

Hello Vancouver Letterpress League and lovers of letterpress: Imagine if that line was handset in type? I’d be out of Ls by now. I’d like to… Read more

Graphic Recording: indigenous youth wellness

March 22, 2012

This week, over 80 youth and 60 community/public health workers gathered at an important conference: giving input into an online wellness tool for indigenous youth. Karlene Harvey… Read more

I support BC teachers, not tankers- free download

March 5, 2012

I support BC Teachers. Where are our priorities in this province? We have money for a BC Place roof and pipelines through the province, but we… Read more

Support BC Teachers – not tankers

February 29, 2012

I support BC Teachers. Where are our priorities in this province? We have money for a BC Place roof and pipelines through the province, but we… Read more

Contest to win free copy of May Day comic

February 12, 2012

This spring, Between the Lines Press is publishing our comic, May Day: A Graphic History of Protest. The Graphic History Collective is very excited about this excellent opportunity… Read more

Strathcona Midwifery Collective

February 5, 2012

This visual identity project is for a new midwifery clinic in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood. For Cora and Martha, midwifery just starts with ‘catching babies’- it’s… Read more

Mary Timony pedal board painting

January 12, 2012

It was a friend’s birthday recently, and I wanted to paint Mary Timony’s pedal board for him. I was inspired by an extremely long thread… Read more

Home Harvest Farms illustration

December 22, 2011

Philip is the visionary behind Home Harvest Farms, sturdy planters for indoor food production. His vision includes communities growing food everywhere. For him, intensive, local… Read more

Crisis to Commons: community gathering

December 6, 2011

“CEOs are dreaming of owning everything on the planet. What are we dreaming of?” Capitalism is in crisis. More than ever it’s time to ask: what… Read more

Dominion Magazine cover

November 2, 2011

Back to school means I’m juggling my time to squeeze in illustration projects. I provided the cover illustration in the newest issue of The Dominion: news… Read more

Two Vancouver Letterpress updates

October 29, 2011

Two Vancouver letterpress updates from this week. Over tea and beer, the Vancouver Letterpress League has formed. We’re an informal group of letterpress printers (both… Read more

Crafts for a Cause at Rhizome Cafe

October 16, 2011

I’d like to invite you to plan to join me, other artists, and community groups at Crafts for a Cause on Saturday, December 3rd. I’m… Read more

Beginnings of a Vancouver “Letterpress League”

July 13, 2011

Last night, an informal bunch of letterpress people gathered for drinks and conversation at Rhizome Cafe. So far, we are a varied bunch: 2 graphic… Read more

Hastings Sunrise Garden Tour

July 11, 2011

In our Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood I bike past chicken coops, orderly rows of beans where lawns used to be, and see the odd beehive here… Read more

Instead of competition in art

June 27, 2011

Everything about art-making is set up to be competitive, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Competition in art-making thrives on: “Experts”. Who is… Read more

Bicycle safety illustrations in Momentum

May 12, 2011

I used to grab my free copy of Momentum magazine from a bike store on Commercial Drive back when Momentum was printed on newsprint and… Read more

Centering the Tangent: photos

April 18, 2011

Here are some photos from a linocut printing workshop at the Centering the Tangent conference. There were about 20 participants. We started off with a… Read more

Centering the Tangent Conference and free handout

April 8, 2011

April 9th 2011 is the Centering the Tangent Conference: “A day-long all ages gathering and celebration to explore the critical role of arts, culture, and… Read more

We are meant to eat together – letterpressed print

March 30, 2011

“We are meant to eat together” is a letterpressed print with blue watercolour accents. I believe that we are meant to eat together and share… Read more

Social media for non profits

February 15, 2011

The brains behind informative and readable legal information work in the Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) sector. When you go to a website looking… Read more

Painting and embracing imperfections

January 23, 2011

New painting of Chayse, my cousin’s Shiba Inu, when he was a puppy. (Of course now he’s even more handsome.) I first put down the… Read more

Literacy Plan illustration

December 1, 2010

This was a great opportunity to transform a community-driven process into a visual document. The illustration for the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood’s Literacy Plan is below.… Read more

Like a baby announcement, but heavier

August 9, 2010

Last week I rescued a letterpress before it got melted for cast iron frying pans. It is a Chandler and Price press made between 1881-1900.… Read more

Richmond bike map in Momentum

July 1, 2010

Momentum magazine features a travel section in its print edition. I paired up with one of their writers, Brad Kilburn, to illustrate the bike routes… Read more

Summer wedding- with an EpiPen

June 29, 2010

Two of my favorite people got married on Saturday and I was happy to be a part of their big day. It was a beautiful… Read more

New Business Cards for Joanna, Andrea, and Nick

June 4, 2010

Business cards have a small surface area to communicate a great deal of information. Joanna Lemay is a community educator. Her business cards needed to… Read more

Urbane Cyclist cover- bike safety

March 1, 2010

The Urbane Cyclist is the newsletter for the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, a group in Vancouver that does the nitty gritty work for cycling safety… Read more

Illustrations- for a program for people with disabilities

January 22, 2010

The Community Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program in British Columbia is an important tool in home care for people with disabilities. It’s a “self-managed… Read more

Zero Waste Cartoons about incineration

November 29, 2009

In 2008, Zero Waste Vancouver worked to raise awareness about incineration in Metro Vancouver. They published a newspaper broadsheet with four pages, and wanted cartoons… Read more

Behind the scenes of making Grow Food Everywhere

November 14, 2009

After a few days of carving, reworking, and asking a lot of opinions from others, my new poster “grow food everywhere” poster is done. It’s… Read more

May Day: a Graphic History of Protest

August 13, 2009

For the past 6 months, I’ve been working on an amazing and ambitious project. The project was to co-illustrate a 24 page comic called May… Read more

Biking with pie

January 29, 2009

This cartoon was published in Momentum magazine in 2009.         Read more

Why are 2 major universities on top of giant hills

October 6, 2008

We used to call Simon Fraser University ‘the hill’. As in, “Are you going up the hill today?” Maybe this inside joke eased the pain,… Read more

Newfoundland painting

August 29, 2008

We took a family trip through Newfoundland this summer. The colours were spectacular, as were the people and their hospitality. It’s really true about the… Read more