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Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

December 9, 2019

  Before you hire a graphic recorder, ImageThink has a few pro-tips that we’ve identified over the last eleven years to help ensure that you know what you’re getting, and getting what you want! Have you seen their portfolio as well as client referrals? This first question may seem obvious, but with hand-drawn art, style ranges greatly. Before making your choice on a partner, make sure that their style matches your needs. Additionally, as with any hire, it’s good to speak with some previous clients as a way to ensure you’ll have a productive partnership. What is included in the […]

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

November 25, 2019

What Does ImageThink Do? Whether your new to the world of visual meetings, or you’ve been in the game for a while, there are a lot of terms to keep straight, with new designations being created every year. It’s a fast-growing industry, and one that is becoming increasingly stratified as the wider world recognizes the value of visuals. If you’re on the ImageThink website, chances are you’ve run into words like graphic recording, graphic facilitation, scribing, sketchnoting, whiteboarding, visual facilitator, live illustrator. All descriptive terms, and all relatively explanatory, however, it can be overwhelming. ImageThink appreciates that investing in a […]

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

October 17, 2019

Did you know that middle managers spend roughly 35% of their time in meetings? For senior managers, this number can bump up to 50%. And it makes sense. As efficient and convenient as technology has made communication, some conversations need to be had face-to-face. But how much of the time you spend in meetings is wasted? ImageThink understands the course of a meeting can change; new ideas can be sparked, new paths charted. We’re in 300 meetings a year all over the globe. Below are seven meeting pitfalls we protect our Fortune 50 clients from with one simple recommendation. Assign […]

Listen Up! The Number One Skill that will Set You Apart

Listen Up! The Number One Skill that will Set You Apart

September 23, 2019

illustrations by Claud Li Over and over, we’ve heard our clients say they wish they could do what our graphic recorders do, only “they just can’t draw.” Don’t let the fact that you’re not an artist stop you from thinking like our facilitators. It’s true that visualizing ideas in real time requires some dexterity with a marker, and most of our recorders have a background training in the visual arts. But having said that, the real skill on display with a talented graphic recorder is active listening. When scribing, our facilitators are listening, synthesizing, and organizing information in real time. […]

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 […]

Revolutionize The Way You Work With These Visual Thinking Tools

Revolutionize The Way You Work With These Visual Thinking Tools

October 15, 2018

Visualizing A Better Way To Get the Job Done At ImageThink, we believe the power of visual thinking not only as a tool for meeting facilitation, but as a way to improve office workflows and culture as well.  That’s because the concept we’re founded on—that visual communication can not only ignite excitement but also clarify ideas, solidify shared goals, and inspire concrete action—really works.    It holds true across roles and tasks, and it’s a powerful way of keeping an entire team aligned and motivated, even during busy periods. If you want some new tools to manage client pipelines and busy calendars, and to have a […]

Thinking Visually, at The New School’s Design x Convergence Conference

Thinking Visually, at The New School’s Design x Convergence Conference

May 15, 2018

Shedding Light On Strategic Design: Graphic Recording at Parsons’ DESIGNxCONVERGENCE Conference  It’s the great irony of strategic design that when it works well—when it communicates clearly and effectively—it hardly even registers. Think about the NYC subway map, highway markers, or even product packaging. Most people only notice them when they are unclear, when they don’t work.   But at ImageThink, our graphic recorders are constantly thinking about how visuals can be used to enhance communication, clarify challenges, and identify solutions. We’re the design nerds who notice the subway map and the font on the highway markers.   Last week’s Strategic Design Conference, hosted by Parsons School of Design, shed light on what it means […]

Engaging Conference Attendees From Start To Finish (and even after): A Graphic Recording Guide To Success 

Engaging Conference Attendees From Start To Finish (and even after): A Graphic Recording Guide To Success 

August 16, 2016

Conferences can be physically and mentally daunting. It takes careful planning and creativity to make your content or your booth visible amid a sea of banners, merchandise tables, food stands, and cosplayers. Sometimes you need something more than a branded cell phone charger. So how do you stand out in a crowd and get your great ideas, conference objective, and message across? Clients trust us to use real time graphic recording to spark engagement, interest, and excitement at large-scale events.  Read below to learn more about interactive conference ideas and how we’ve engaged attendees from Austin, to San Francisco, to […]