What is ‘ImageThinking’? Is it a kind of illustrated meeting notes? Will it help my organization?
‘ImageThinking’ isn’t ‘doodling’ or quirky note-taking.
It is our unique approach to unleashing innovation in organizations and fueling their growth by using words and images to reveal and express their biggest ideas.
‘ImageThinking’ works by synthesizing complex concepts into engaging, digestible pictures.
We listen carefully to a conversation, capture the key ideas and communicate these through a visual summary, using words, notes and sketches. All in real-time—and at strategic meetings, conferences and events of all kinds. (We even help you create content that engages people long after your on-site experience ends.)
Can you work digitally or remotely? I’m looking for a high-tech solution.
Absolutely. Our team brings the same creative expression and collaborative energy whether working on-site, digitally or virtually.
If you want to project our live drawing on a movie screen or patch it to high-definition monitors throughout your venue, we can do that too. However you’d like to bring your biggest ideas to the surface—we’ll help.
Will participants be distracted?
In our experience, while participants at your event may be distracted by one of our team creating live visuals initially, they are soon captivated.
Introducing your ImageThink graphic recorder or graphic facilitator at the beginning of a session can help set the expectation for your audience, while the process itself quickly engages all their learning capacities: Visual, auditory and kinetic.
We capture your presenters’ content—and captivate your participants’
What does graphic recording cost?
At ImageThink, we price according to the nature of your engagement—whether it’s an internal meeting or public conference, for example—and how much support you need. Get in touch to discuss how we can help bring your biggest ideas to the surface and we’ll provide you with a
My field is very specialized. How can I be sure you will understand my content well enough to capture it accurately? Do you need transcripts of the sessions beforehand?
Like translators, we process and translate in real time. Our team listens actively; synthesizing key ideas and themes, then records those ideas in words, notes and sketches.
We’re masters of visual and verbal languages and don’t need to understand all the idiosyncrasies of your content to picture your big ideas successfully and accurately.
This looks great, but my event is outside of the New York area.
We’re based in New York and San Francisco—but you’ll find us working internationally with some of the world’s most influential companies, on up-to-the-minute challenges, topics and trends. We’ve managed thousands of sessions across 15 countries. We can come to you!
What equipment must I provide?
We know everyone’s needs are different, so we’re sensitive to your specific goals and want to make the process as seamless as possible for you.
If you need live, on-site support, we manage buying and delivering the drawing boards we use. We simply ask you to provide two sturdy easels to support these. For digital and virtual work, we have our own hardware. No need for you to do a thing.
What happens to the finished visuals at the end of my event?
We take high-resolution photographs and deliver digital editions to you, once your live event is complete. You can use these to engage people long after your on-site experience ends by sharing virtual versions on social media or sending prints to participants.
The physical drawing boards are yours to display or gift to speakers, and we leave those at the event site for you. (Or can have them shipped to a single destination for a service fee plus the cost of courier, packing and shipping.)
Do you offer graphic recording classes?
We offer customized training workshops that help your teams define and express their ideas more powerfully and easily. (Our practical exercises get people out of their heads—and drawing on the walls.) Or engage our founders Nora Herting and Heather Willems to speak about the power visuals have to help your business innovate and thrive.
You can also turn your thoughts into action and dreams into reality with our newly published book, Draw Your Big Idea, with over 100 exercises to help you.