FAQ

All your questions about graphic facilitation and hiring a graphic recorder answered.

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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. (Our graphic recording services 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 digital projector screen or patch it to high-definition monitors throughout your venue, our digital graphic recording services 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, participants won’t be distracted by one of our team creating live visuals. In fact, their paying attention to our work is a best-case scenario. It means they’re directly engaging with your message.

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. Our graphic recording services capture your presenters’ content–and captivate your participants’ attention.

What does graphic recording cost?

At ImageThink, we price graphic recording fees 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 custom quote.

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 graphic recording services listens actively; synthesizing key ideas and themes, then records those ideas in words, notes and sketches. With that in mind, we make sure to reserve time for a robust planning call in advance of your event so that we can get as much information as possible to make sure your engagement is executed seamlessly.

This looks great, but my event is outside of the New York area.

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, and we regularly travel across the country and all over the world for clients. For digital graphic recording 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 graphic recording 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 graphic recording 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 ImageThink Founder and CEO Nora Herting to speak about the power visuals have to help your business innovate and thrive. You can also turn your thoughts into action with our book on visuals, Draw Your Big Idea, which includes over 100 creative exercises.

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