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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, […]

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. […]

ImageThink Making an Impact in Education

ImageThink Making an Impact in Education

September 20, 2016

ImageThink supports a lot of education conferences because visuals are so important to teaching & learning. Faculty, administration, alumni, and students have so much passion that you can feel the energy as we create real-time visual recording summaries of the content. Here are some impactful education conferences and events we have supported South Ward Community Schools Initiative in Newark, New Jersey The education conference brings together families and community members to become active participants in five Newark schools: Louise A. Spencer, Belmont Runyon, BRICK Avon Academy, BRICK Peshine Academy, and Malcom X Shabbazz. Hosted at Belmont Runyon elementary, the event boasted […]

Make Conferences Interactive with ImageThink Social Listening Murals

Make Conferences Interactive with ImageThink Social Listening Murals

September 14, 2016

  Looking for creative ideas to engage your conference attendees? After years of graphic recording keynote presenters and the like, we wanted to find a way to capture the voices of those in the audience, where a wealth of insights also lie.  What we came up with were ImageThink Social Listening Murals, an innovative interactive conference idea format that engages attendees and facilitates conversations between you and your audience. Picture a large canvas positioned in a high traffic area of your conference. The idea of social listening is simple: you come up with a question, attendees give their answers to ImageThink, and […]

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 graphic recording superhero! Purchase your copy of Draw Your Big Idea & bring your copy to the workshop!          See you at San Diego Comic Con 2016!

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 […]

Representation and Diversity in Graphic Recording

June 27, 2016

Within the past few years, there has been a resurgence of conversations, panels, and initiatives focused towards diversity and everything that falls under that term’s umbrella. “Diversity” is a term that, in the context of organizations and institutions, covers a number of issues such as workplace personnel and leadership, cultivating an inclusive culture, and searching for talent from underrepresented demographic pools. This is equally important in diversity in art. We’ll focus on this in terms of graphic recording and media. When we talk about diversity in art, a number of questions may arise in terms of WHO is being shown, HOW they are being shown, and WHAT is […]

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 […]

Happy Father's Day from ImageThink!

Happy Father’s Day from ImageThink!

June 19, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording wants to wish you all a happy Father’s Day! Enjoy our team’s reflections, memories, & stories… Gerald Anthony Willems Jr, by Heather When I was a kid, we answered the phone, “Willems Painting and Decorating, how may I help you?” My father was an entrepreneur and from him I learned many lessons that I apply to ImageThink everyday:   1) Always do your best. Quality first. 2) Be a leader in your field. Master your area of expertise. 3) Relationships matter. Maintain good relationships with your customers. If they like your work, others will hear about it. 4) Manage […]

Draw Your Big Idea: The Consumer Centric Approach

Draw Your Big Idea: The Consumer Centric Approach

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, one of our best books on innovation, 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! Graphic facilitation is a great way to create user stories, and we dedicated an entire chapter to Picturing Your Customer. Whether you’re planning to open a coffee shop or a tech start up, […]