Graphic Recording

The Business Leader's Visual Library

The Business Leader’s Visual Library

September 2, 2017

At ImageThink, we’re passionate about using visuals to unlock innovation, facilitate collaboration and increase understanding among groups – all of which are mission-critical to building a business in the 21st Century. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re also interested in those objectives and how graphic recording and facilitation techniques can help you achieve them. You’re not alone. The following is our list of recommended visual books for the visually-savvy business leader. Draw Your Big Idea Written by ImageThink’s co-founders Nora Herting and Heather Willems, Draw Your Big Idea features 100-plus exercises to help you brainstorm, refine and execute ideas in your home, design studio, and office. With […]

Brainstorming The Beach: ImageThink at Cannes Lions 2017

Brainstorming The Beach: ImageThink at Cannes Lions 2017

June 26, 2017

Visualizing a New World in Healthcare Last week, Cannes Lions Health brought together the best minds in healthcare, creative advertising, and industry trends. The goal?  To spark meaningful discussion on the future of these industries in the face major shifts in technology that are shaping our world. ImageThink hosted and graphic facilitated the Unconference Zone at Cannes Lions Health, shaping meaningful discussions and leading participants to tangible insights that popped off the page.  During the two days, we guided conversation and visualized perspectives as diverse as the think tank participants. Insights came in from CMO’s, creative directors, influencers, and brands.  Their voices represented dozens of […]

Strategy Session Success in 3 Simple Steps

Strategy Session Success in 3 Simple Steps

April 24, 2017

Getting geared up for a strategy session?   No matter what your industry, we know it takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to put a strategy session together.  At ImageThink, we know how important it is to make the most of the time you have.    After nearly 10 years of using visuals to facilitate strategy and brainstorm meetings, we’ve come to recognize the signs of success…and the hallmarks of wasted time.    Here are a few tips to get you started on the right path:   1) Define Your Goals Up Front  Before your session starts, make sure everyone in […]

Under the Influencers: Top 8 Takeaways from VMG Symposium

Under the Influencers: Top 8 Takeaways from VMG Symposium

April 18, 2017

Social influencers have proven to be valuable resources for companies around the world, but is there a strategy to finding the right digital marketing partner? Are you a small business and experiencing sticker shock when you approach social influencer marketing? Do they even like being called influencers? ImageThink was a proud creative partner with VMG at their recent Symposium in San Francisco, which gathered thought leaders and top influencers from various industries to talk about marketing. We were there to create visual stories of the content discussed, it was one of the most inspiring events we’ve ever attended. Here are […]

The Power Of Non-Linear Thinking

The Power Of Non-Linear Thinking

November 15, 2016

From the cave paintings of altamira to graphic recording … by ImageThink Visual thinking has helped lead to breakthroughs throughout human history and across industries. Last month, Nora and Heather spoke at The Atlantic’s What’s Next event, and gave attendees the tools to think visual like graphic recorders and break the bonds of convention. This week, Heather’s article in Amex Open Forum lends more insight into how creative visual thinking can reshape your work and reinvigorate your team: There’s a lot of pressure in the business world these days to be innovative—to “think differently.” But how do you create the kinds of conditions that help […]

A Labor Of Love: What We Learned From God's Love We Deliver

A Labor Of Love: What We Learned From God’s Love We Deliver

October 4, 2016

Giving Back Every year, each member of the ImageThink team chooses a non-profit that we believe in to donate our graphic recording services to.  This year, our team was excited to support God’s Love We Deliver, a Soho-based non-profit doing amazing work providing nutritious and medically-tailored meal delivery to people who really need them.  ImageThink was invited to graphic record a multi-day summit this September, and we were so moved by the organization’s innovative work that we wanted to share what we learned with all of you.   A Labor Of Love In 1985, hospice worker Ganga Stone jumped on […]

Amex's Top Business Traveler Trends from 2016: Illustrated

Amex’s Top Business Traveler Trends from 2016: Illustrated

August 8, 2016

  The Global Business Travel Association… is the “world’s premiere business travel and meetings organization,” with over 7,000 members spread across six continents.  Last month, during the GBTA’s convention in Denver, CO, Amex revealed the findings of its Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index, which measured the latest business traveller trends for the business traveller community. Travel is a constant for us at ImageThink, where we support clients around the globe.  So we were excited to go to Denver to support Amex’s booth with a large scale infographic based on their report’s findings.  Not only did it draw conference attendees into the […]

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

August 3, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording presented a Draw Your Big Idea graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Co-founder Heather Willems walked attendees through exercises to help them achieve their goals with drawing. The turnout was exceptional, the passion of the group was infectious. Senior Graphic Recorder James Lake created real-time visualizations of the discussion as it unfolded. We started our graphic recording workshop with a brief history of ImageThink, including Heather’s story of starting out as a waitress & eavesdropping on her customer’s conversations. She found out she was a great listener & turned her napkin notes into murals, someone saw them & told her […]

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

July 18, 2016

Did you know most people have a dormant super power? Imagethink graphic recording is happy to announce we will be presenting a workshop at San Diego Comic Con 2016 on Saturday July 23 from 4-5pm in Room 4. Nora Herting, Heather Willems and James Lake will share principles and exercises from our new book, Draw Your Big Idea. You can clarify your goals and attach actions to them using visual storytelling! We will bring out your inner superhero! Purchase your copy of Draw Your Big Idea & bring your copy to the workshop!          See you in San Diego!

Draw Your Big Idea at Book Passage

Draw Your Big Idea at Book Passage

July 13, 2016

    Brainwave regulators, in-house authors, and spy gear for your fridge: what do they all have in common? They’re all big ideas of some intrigued and engaged San Franciscans! On July 9th, our senior graphic recorder James Lake graphic recorded a social listening mural to promote our new book Draw Your Big Idea at Book Passage at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Social Listening is an interactive Q+A where we ask a question, attendees respond to it, and we draw it up all in real time. These illustrations are tweeted out to further boost their presence and memorialize them forever for attendees. The responses ranged from […]