Walking It Off

Walking It Off

May 9, 2016

When I’m not on site recording, I spend a lot of time at ImageThink HQ tending to in-house studio duties. It’s no mystery that working at a desk for an extended period that it takes a bit of a toll, since we are constrained to a seated, crouched position for a long time. So we have standing desks, treadmill desks, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume hoverboard desks in the world providing thrills (and a fire hazard?) for the 9 to 5 children at heart.  Even with those measures, there’s still the matter of the work […]

Travel Tips 2: A Look Inside A Pro Traveler's Carry-On

Travel Tips 2: A Look Inside A Pro Traveler’s Carry-On

April 25, 2016

Business travelers are constantly on the go, jet setting from brainstorm meeting to strategy session to conference with sometimes little time in between to recharge.  Especially during the busy seasons, it can be tricky to stay at the top of your game when jet lag, exhaustion, and the airport crazies have kicked in.  At ImageThink, we understand this as well as anybody.  Our graphic recorders know they have to bring their A Game to every session they support, even when those sessions are back to back with nothing but planes, trains, and a few hours of sleep to separate them. […]

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

April 8, 2016

Brene Brown Keynote ImageThink’s graphic recordings have made SXSW more engaging for 6 years. We have enjoyed scribing nearly 350 talks, and Brene Brown was the best keynote we have EVER heard! This year, a big theme throughout the conference was storytelling. Brene Brown went through different stages of this internal and external form of communication that truly engaged the audience. When you choose courage over comfort, you sign up to fall. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it is an accurate measure of courage. Writing your first crummy draft When you own your own story, you can write your own ending Since creating the above sketchnote, […]

ImageThinker's Pro Wrestling Road Not Taken

ImageThinker’s Pro Wrestling Road Not Taken

January 19, 2016

Written by: James Lake, Graphic Recorder at ImageThink (@imagethink) At ImageThink’s off-site this year, Heather Willems asked me what career path I would have chosen if I wasn’t graphic recording for ImageThink: Pro Wrestler! This may come as a shock, especially to anyone that has seen me in person, but it’s true. I’ve been a fan of sports entertainment (mainly WWE) since I was about 8 years old, and over the years my friend Lucas and I have gone to live events, autograph signings, and watched countless wrestling shows. If I did not love drawing as much as I do, I would […]

Graphic Recording for Jerry Rice - Lysol Healthy Habits

Graphic Recording for Jerry Rice – Lysol Healthy Habits

December 22, 2015

ImageThink Enters the Wide World of Sports  All of us at ImageThink graphic recording believe in living healthy lifestyles, and we were delighted to support Lysol’s Healthy Habits Campaign. Five student athletes were selected from around the country to come together and be coached by Jerry Rice (one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history). Our graphic recorder Greta captured the advice that Jerry Rice was giving each of the students. Life Imitates Art Since he was actively coaching as they were playing their sport (he coached 2 volleyball players, 2 track athletes, and one soccer player- all given about 15 min […]

ImageThink Pro Bono Graphic Recording with SKIP of New York

February 20, 2015

Each year, ImageThink employees are encouraged to seek out a pro bono job. This year, our graphic recorder, James Lake, chose SKIP of New York. In a nutshell, SKIP (Sick Kids [Need] Involved People) helps New York’s sickest kids. SKIP acts as a free medical concierge connecting medically fragile children with the services and equipment they need to get well and live at home rather than in hospitals or institutions. SKIP, established in 1983, does not charge for its services, never turns a child away and it saves approximately $50 million in public expense annually. But most importantly, SKIP helps over […]

Visual Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico

November 24, 2014

ImageThink was traveling west this fall. And we had the chance to visit Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. And we took our own notes about what we can learn about visual communication in this vibrant historic city. The city of Santa Fe was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150. One of the earliest known settlements in what today is downtown Santa Fe came sometime after 900. A Native American group built a cluster of homes that centered around the site of today’s Plaza and spread for half […]

Fixing Health Care with the New Yorker

January 31, 2013

Last week, ImageThink was on hand to capture an important conversation about the future of our healthcare system. New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell hosted a candid conversation with David Goldhill, the author of the new book “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—and How We Can Fix It.” Goldhill, whose father died from a hospital-borne infection in the intensive-care unit of a hospital, made the case that the American healthcare system is beyond repair. He pointed to poor service, inconsistent quality and skyrocketing costs as indicators that our system is ailing — and current legislative attempts at […]

Picture Putting the Patient First

October 3, 2011

With so many voices speaking about the ills of American Healthcare, ImageThink is proud to help visualize the Kansas PCMH initiative. The Kansas PCMHI summit is “designed to improve health outcomes in Kansas by engaging health care providers and health care consumers in a higher level of health care dialogue.” Patient Centered Medical Home puts the patient in the center of care, and the patient’s general practioner as the one-stop point person guiding each patient’s holistic health. Andrew Federman and Nora Herting graphic recorded the two-day conference in Overland Park, Kansas. Nora visualized April’s Foreman PHD (@docForeman) two-part presentation about […]

Dream Poster: New York Times Article Addressing Autism

September 18, 2011

  AMY HARMON, Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World, September 18, 2011 Justin Canha, a young artist with autism, prepares for life as an independent adult. Links to special features with Mr. Canha and his art can be found in the article text. My former studio mate, Jillian McDonald, recommended that we read this wonderful feature article in the New York Times about Justin Canha, a former student of her’s at Pace University. Having an interest both in Autism (a close friend of mine has a son with severe autism) and cartoons, it was the perfect blog […]