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#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

July 22, 2019

What is Pareidolia? You’ve probably encountered photos on Twitter or Instagram of an inanimate object with a comically (or perhaps eerily) human-like face. Maybe you follow the #facesinthings hashtag or subreddit. More than being good for just a laugh, this phenomenon has a name, and some interesting science behind it. The word pareidolia comes from Greek, and directly translates to “wrong shape.” It doesn’t exclusively apply to faces and can in fact describe anytime one object is mistaken for another by the human eye and brain. It is demonstrated when a person sees shapes or objects in the clouds, hears […]

We're Hiring: Travel to the best cities in the world to create live illustrations!

We’re Hiring: Travel to the best cities in the world to create live illustrations!

July 10, 2019

Get paid to draw what people are saying! Have you ever heard of Graphic Recording? It is the process of creating live analog murals of people’s conversations by listening, synthesizing and translating into words and pictures. We are looking for the right person to train for this unique position. ImageThink has established itself as a leader in the field of visual thinking and is based in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Our clients include Google, LEGO, NASA and many more. To learn more about ImageThink, check out our About and Service pages, or watch us in action in this youtube video. […]

Summer Workshop Season: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for a Productive Q4

Summer Workshop Season: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for a Productive Q4

July 9, 2019

Summer Slowdown Means Heating Up Your Skills It has begun. You’re getting auto-responder messages detailing beach weekends, family reunions, and European vacations. Half your team is “OOO,” your customers, clients, and other stakeholders are in seven time zones. Summer Slowdown is real. The good news is, a slowdown is the perfect time to learn some new skills with your team, and tackle the “it can wait” project that Quarters 1, 2, and 4 just don’t leave time for. There’s a reason corporate retreats happen in the summer. Here’s Where ImageThink Comes In By now, you have hopefully had ImageThink in your meetings and […]

Good Morning, Baltimore!  Wake Up to the Power of Visual Leadership and Creative Brainstorming with WBENC

Good Morning, Baltimore! Wake Up to the Power of Visual Leadership and Creative Brainstorming with WBENC

June 24, 2019

Who Run the World?  At ImageThink, we love the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and we are thrilled they invited our founder and global creativity authority, Nora Herting, to appear as one of the Featured Speakers at this year’s National Conference & Business Fair.  Nora’s (and ImageThink’s) story is an incredible one that began with $500, a shared bank account, and a hunch that visual thinking and graphic recording had legs. Ten years later, Nora represents one of the foremost experts in the field of visual leadership, graphic facilitation, and creative brainstorming. Through her leadership and business acumen, ImageThink has expanded to a globally recognized leader in the field, having worked with 30% of Fortune […]

What Inspires Innovation? An Interview With ImageThink CEO, Nora Herting

What Inspires Innovation? An Interview With ImageThink CEO, Nora Herting

June 10, 2019

  ImageThink co-founder & CEO graphic records for Al Gore at SXSW. What inspires you to innovate at ImageThink? How has that inspiration moved the needle/generated success for your company? Innovative thinking is at the core of ImageThink, from our inception, to our organizational structure, to the ways we collaborate with our client base.   When I co-founded ImageThink 10 years ago, graphic recording was just starting to become more widely recognized as the valuable tool for strategic thinking that it is. And while in the early 2000s, there were several graphic recorders working on a freelance basis, ImageThink was […]

HOW Designers Can Design The Client Experience

HOW Designers Can Design The Client Experience

May 22, 2019

One Design Conference, Two ImageThink Perspectives Last week our most veteran and newly initiated ImageThinkers headed to Chicago for How Design Live. Nora Herting, our CEO and founder was on her way to inspire designers and creative thinkers- tap into the collective, primal power of drawing to better collaborate with their clients. Raheem Nelson– graphic recorder at ImageThink’s, training mission was to synthesize the insights from 2,5000 designers onto a live Journaling Wall.    Want to know what their experience like at How Design- one of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world?   Here are some exclusive excerpts from Nora’s interview with our blogger: Nora Herting, CEO & Founder, ImageThink.   What was your favorite […]

Beat Summer FOMO! ImageThink's Annual Workshop at GISC is back

Beat Summer FOMO! ImageThink’s Annual Workshop at GISC is back

May 7, 2019

  Master Leadership Skills with Visual Literacy  It’s summer already and the pristine beaches are calling. It’s time for our annual Visual Leadership Workshop in Cape Cod. Led by our co-founder, Nora Herting and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole; these visual leadership classes from August 7-9 will empower you with strategic tools that will help you clarify goals, energize meetings and enhance your skills to manage multiple teams. This visual leadership workshop at GISC stands out from other management classes as it is designed for anyone who wants to incorporate graphic facilitation as a tool for greater effectiveness in leading and engaging groups. In a […]

Roaring To Go: ImageThink At Cannes Lions 2019

Roaring To Go: ImageThink At Cannes Lions 2019

April 25, 2019

    ImageThink – In the Creative Spotlight at Cannes   After facilitating timely discussions on trending topics in the Unconference Zone at Cannes Lions Health in 2017, we at ImageThink look forward to having our own founder and pioneer in visual strategy and storytelling; Nora Herting, take the stage and lead a unique hands-on session on; you guessed it right- Creative brainstorms.   In an engaging workshop in the Palais; Nora will help you find the antidote for common brainstorming slumps and stretch your own creative muscle in this high energy session with visual storytelling.     What you’ll be drawing with Rosé-tinted Glasses in Nora’s Masterclass:  As Steve Jobs famously […]

HOW To Unleash Your Creative Superpower With Visual Stories

HOW To Unleash Your Creative Superpower With Visual Stories

April 17, 2019

  Unlocking Creative Potential With Visual Thinking The weather’s warming up, and it’s time for growth. Refuel your inspiration reserves, expand your network, and grow your creative and professional skillsets at HOW Design Live, May 7-10 in Chicago. One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals, HOW Design Live brings inspiring keynotes, engaging educational sessions, and a great creative community to the City of Big Shoulders.  Join ImageThink Co-Founder and CEO for her engaging masterclass in visual storytelling, where you’ll learn how to design better client experiences, and take your business to the next level—all by simply picking up a pen.  What Will I Learn?  In ‘Visual Thinking’- Your Secret Superpower for Working […]

Hack Your Brainstorm : 3 Quick Tips For Bigger Ideas

Hack Your Brainstorm : 3 Quick Tips For Bigger Ideas

April 10, 2019

  ProTips To Re-think Your Brainstorm How many times have you entered a brainstorm meeting hoping for brilliance, but left it with the same stale ideas from last quarter? No matter your industry, when you gather your best thinkers for big thinking, you need to get serious about expanding your ideation sessions in an engaging way. We know that when you’ve been running a team for a long time, it’s sometimes hard to find a fresh approach to old challenges.  In the run up to our upcoming workshop with AdClub, “A guide to re-thinking brainstorming and brief-making,” our CEO, Nora Herting will bring to life ImageThink’s insights and our creative approach […]