DRAW YOUR BIG IDEA


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We’re living in a visual age. Today, research shows images speak louder than wordsand they help us think. Visual note-taking boosts memory retention by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. 

At ImageThink, we believe the benefits of thinking in images shouldn’t be limited to businessanyone who wants to turn their thoughts into action and dreams into reality now can.

Our founders’ newly published bookDraw Your Big Ideafeatures 100-plus exercises to help you brainstorm, refine and execute ideas in your home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, you’ll learn to visualize your ideas, transform your creative processes and beat your creative blockfor good!


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ImageThink is a graphic recording firm founded in New York City in 2009 by Nora Herting and Heather Willems. Featured in TED Talks, on the Today Show, and in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, ImageThink has visualized the big ideas of some of the most influential companies and thought leaders in thirteen countries on four continents.

Nora Herting is a co-founder and principal at ImageThink, and an award-winning artist with a background in education and facilitation. A former visiting professor at Denison University, Nora has taught courses in art and visual problem-solving and has served as an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Heather Willems is also a co-founder and principal at ImageThink. She is a graphic facilitator and business strategy consultant with a background in art and education. An advocate for entrepreneurial artists, she is a board member for EO Brooklyn, the Brooklyn branch of global network Entrepreneur’s Organization. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find updates and behind-the-scenes posts on our blog and #DrawYourBigIdea

 

In The Press

"Visual note-taking...increases memory retention rates by nearly 30%, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression...

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"ImageThink works with companies to "map out" their brainstorming sessions visually...[and] help readers brainstorm more productively, think creatively, & fine-tune their ideas."

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"What makes ImageThink different from the others is that it was started from nothing, by two women who wanted to use their knowledge and passions to empower others....

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Their [ImageThink's] book, Draw Your Big Idea, presents more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office...drawing out your ideas leads to a deeper understanding of a problem and faster decision-making."

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"The book encourages us all to embrace the "increasingly visual age...and harness the power of visual thinking to stimulate creative ideas, and gain increasing clarity. [Draw Your Big Idea is] a real opportunity to get

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"Visual note-taking...increases memory retention rates by nearly 30%, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression...

Read More

"ImageThink works with companies to "map out" their brainstorming sessions visually...[and] help readers brainstorm more productively, think creatively, & fine-tune their ideas."

Read More

"What makes ImageThink different from the others is that it was started from nothing, by two women who wanted to use their knowledge and passions to empower others....

Read More

Their [ImageThink's] book, Draw Your Big Idea, presents more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office...drawing out your ideas leads to a deeper understanding of a problem and faster decision-making."

Read More

"The book encourages us all to embrace the "increasingly visual age...and harness the power of visual thinking to stimulate creative ideas, and gain increasing clarity. [Draw Your Big Idea is] a real opportunity to get

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Reviews

  • "As a non-drawer, I was skeptical at first. But these authors have figured it out! Draw Your Best Idea is a perfect guide to visual expression of ideas in order to move something from vision to execution. Two huge Likeable thumbs up!"

  • "A book that really helps you achieve your goals through visioning and creativity - HUGE win and a MUST read. I love my copy of this 'working book' that allows you to participate with your paper and put ideas into motion."