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Get Visual With Your Team! Graphic Facilitation Workshops and ImageDrink

Get Visual With Your Team! Graphic Facilitation Workshops and ImageDrink

July 25, 2017

Outside The Box Results Require A Creative Approach; Graphic Facilitation Workshops Can Help The best leaders recognize that creativity is a crucial asset for productivity and long term success. If you’re reading this, then you probably do, too. While business “smarts” and creative practices are often painted as being at odds, at ImageThink we believe that they go hand in hand. Visual thinking and graphic facilitation has the power to improve brainstorms, clarify action items, and boost collaboration—all with a marker and white board. But don’t take our word for it; through graphic facilitation workshops, we’ve partnered with clients like Google and IBM to give leaders and decision makers visual […]

Holiday Edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n

Holiday Edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n

November 29, 2016

Naughty or nice: come ImageDrink with us!   Get your holiday month started off right by attending this special holiday party edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n on 12/1 from 7-10pm. You already know about our dedication to visual facilitation and helping clients picture big ideas. We also believe there is value in creating a fun, inviting environment that allows people to be forthcoming and empowered. Thus; ImageDrink was born!   We started our drink and draw series in September 2016 as a way to bring our love of connecting people with drawing to our Brooklyn community. In collaboration with Berg’n, we worked […]

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls - And How To Avoid Them

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls – And How To Avoid Them

November 28, 2016

Are you planning a brainstorming meeting or company strategy session? As graphic recorders and visual facilitators, we have participated in thousands of facilitated meetings across many industries. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a new startup; some things are universal when conducting an internal meeting. While you may be familiar with what can go wrong when meeting planning, ImageThinking allows us to see these 7 items as opportunities rather than pitfalls. 1. Your meeting prep consisted of scheduling a room, a video conference line, and catering  The only meeting planning was done by a senior exec admin. She’s got […]

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

October 17, 2016

Are you struggling to bring innovative conference ideas to your industry? ImageThink supports Fortune 50 companies’ strategy sessions every year, and we’ve found a key theme among them is: a need for innovation. Where Does Innovation Ideas Come From? Great work takes innovative ideas, and organizations cannot passively wait for the muse to visit them. Our innovation workshop ideas comes from ImageThinking and a proactive use of the two C’s: Collaboration and Creativity. Collaboration, because a radically fresh perspective will lead to new ideas. All the creative industries use this technique; from jazz musicians to the original Looney Tunes animators. […]

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 […]

Free Tele-Class: Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

Free Tele-Class: Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

July 25, 2016

Can you really draw your way to success? Heather Willems, co-founder of ImageThink and co-author of Draw Your Big Idea will prove you can.  Join her tomorrow, July 26th 1:00-1:30pm EST, in a free tele-class where she explains the secret power of visuals for achieving your goals in the workplace. Hosted by the Massachusetts Conference for Women, This 30-minute class will offer techniques to harness creative thinking and master success with nothing more than your basic drawing skills.  Learn how to: clarify complex ideas spark creativity solve problems and propel your productivity to the next level Participants will receive a free downloadable pdf with exercises to increase memory […]

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 […]

“Draw Your Big Idea” Book Launch from ImageThink

“Draw Your Big Idea” Book Launch from ImageThink

June 20, 2016

Our book Draw Your Big Idea is the ultimate productivity tool for you and/or your organization.  Written by ImageThink co-founders Nora Hertig and Heather Willems, the book has a ton of creativity exercises that will make your brainstorming session more successful, whether it’s just you or a room full of your colleagues. Join the online launch party this week, press & reviews have been pouring in and it’s quickly becoming a top inspirational business book… “Draw Your Big Idea is designed to turn your ideas into reality. Heather and Nora provide a fantastic process for capturing  great ideas in your […]

Draw Your Big Idea: A Day In The Life

Draw Your Big Idea: A Day In The Life

June 13, 2016

Every business should be focused on their customers, but how do you act on becoming truly customer centric? In Draw Your Big Idea, we provide you the tools to map resources, hone your vision, and create action plans to send your ideas into the world.  But, before those plans can be put into action, there is another key element that must enter the fold: your customer! We dedicated an entire chapter to Picturing Your Customer. Whether you’re planning to open a coffee shop or a tech start up, it’s essential that you get to know the people who will use […]