Principal & Graphic Recorder
Nora Herting is an artist and one of our principal partners. After 10 years as friends, she co-founded ImageThink along with Heather Willems. Before she worked as a graphic recorder, Nora was an art educator with an MFA from Ohio State University. She has taught photography and graphic recording at Denison University, The Ohio State University, and RISD. As a graphic recorder, one of her proudest moments was finding out Google CEO Larry Page hung her graphic recording of his talk over his office desk. When she’s not wielding markers, Nora likes to be behind a camera, exhibiting her photography and working in her garden in Brooklyn.
Principal & Graphic Recorder
Heather Willems has been a graphic recorder and graphic facilitator for seven years and has recently found she enjoys public speaking, something she hopes to do more of. She’s also a photographer with an MFA from Ohio State University. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and around the United States. Before co-founding ImageThink, Heather worked along side Nora supporting strategy workshops for Capgemini Consulting. When she’s not turning ideas into pictures, Heather can be found in her Brooklyn studio making art, or walking her new puppy in Prospect Park.
ImageThink’s clients know Amanda as the friendly go-to person for everything from estimates to getting materials (and our graphic recorders) to the meeting site. She has her finger on the pulse of everything that keeps us running from day to day and year to year. Originally from Maine, Amanda is a graduate of Gaucher College in Baltimore with a B.A. in Asian History. In addition to her fabulous taste in shoes, Amanda expresses her creative streak by knitting and making jewelry.
At ImageThink, native Texan and artist Virginia Montgomery exercises her diverse talents as a graphic recorder, facilitator, illustrator, and social media manager. Prior to joining ImageThink, she worked within the dynamic world of innovation consulting utilizing her visual talents to rapidly illustrate new consumer products during ideation sessions. Outside the office, Virginia can often be found sculpting in her Queens studio. She’s also an amateur entomologist — her collection of moths is currently over 200 specimens!
Longterm friends of ImageThink, know that Maria is our true behind the scenes guru. Is there anything Maria can’t do?! From bookkeeping to major logistics, Maria brings her depth of experience in finance, logistical planning and creative savvy to the table. Maria has a diverse background, including an M.A. in art history, specifically medieval manuscripts. Before joining the ImageThink team, Maria worked in the interior design industry in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two wonderful kids.
Yao Xiao is from Tianjin, China and has been in New York for the past 3 years. Her love for capturing innovative ideas and creating large-scale drawings for an audience brought her to ImageThink. Besides being a graphic recorder in training, Yao also brings her design discipline and digital illustration skills to the team. In her spare time, Yao builds her own line of fantastical paintings and merchandise in her Bushwick studio.
Maricia du Plessis
Assistant Project Manager
ImageThink’s newest member, Maricia, brings her energy, creativity and logistical prowess to the team! Hailing originally from beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, Maricia studied law and then later worked abroad in Ireland. Now, world-traveller Maricia now calls Brooklyn home. At ImageThink , she can be found juggling administrative duties, project logistics, and creating clients job estimates. In her spare time, Maricia loves knitting, making body butter, and baking inventive recipes. She is always sampling something new and delicious.
In addition to our home team in New York, ImageThink is also an extended network of talented and experienced graphic recorders located around the country. Such as Wyn Wilson and Heather Klar.
Wyn Wilson has been working as a Solution Designer and Graphic Recorder for over a decade. She comes from the world of theatre and continues to tour, give concerts on theater composers, and play the ukulele.
Since becoming a graphic recorder in 2005, Heather Klar has visualized the ideas and strategies of many Fortune 500 companies. As designer of her own fashion line, she brings the same passion and obsession with color and shape to her work as a graphic recorder.