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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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

June 3, 2016

Are you looking to become a stronger leader this summer?  Do you want to gain the skills and toolsets to encourage participation in your organization, and facilitate focused discussions? Come to beautiful Cape Cod August 11-13 for the GISC Visual Leadership Program!  This leadership workshop is led by ImageThink co-founder, Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole and Gwynne Guzzeau. In this intimate setting amongst other leaders you will learn strategic tools to help you: Clarify and Align Goals, Actions and Outcomes Increase the ability of your group to envision the future and to create a shared picture of what it looks like. Use visual tools to help your […]

Draw Your Big Idea: What's In Your Toolbelt?

Draw Your Big Idea: What’s In Your Toolbelt?

April 28, 2016

          Draw Your Big Idea hits the shelves on June 21st! We wanted to celebrate by sharing some of Nora and Heather’s favorite pages from the book. Drawing from Nora and Heather’s extraordinary experience as artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, and graphic facilitators, Draw Your Big Idea is like a take home graphic facilitation workshop in entrepreneurship.  From chapter one through ten, Draw Your Big Idea is chock full of exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas. Published by Chronicle Books, Draw Your Big Idea gives readers the visual toolsets that ImageThink’s graphic recorders use to support strategy sessions, conferences, and brainstorm meetings. In the […]

Visual Leadership Workshop - Aug 11-13, Cape Cod

Visual Leadership Workshop – Aug 11-13, Cape Cod

April 12, 2016

Join ImageThink for a leadership workshop in beautiful Cape Cod August 11-13, 2016 and learn to become a better leader! Visual Leadership is a program in Graphic Facilitation for consultants, teachers, leaders, facilitators, project managers, and anyone in between. Led by co-founder of ImageThink Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole and Gwynne Guzzeau, you will learn strategic tools that will help you: Visualize Your Ideas Stimulate Participation Clarify and Align Goals, Actions and Outcomes How to integrate GISC leadership principals using these new skills For more information, please visit the page on GISC. Space in this leadership workshop is limited, reserve your spot today, […]

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

SXSWi 2016 Recap: Brene Brown + Amanda Enayati

April 8, 2016

ImageThink’s graphic recordings have made SXSW more engaging for 6 years. We’ve been graphic recording at SXSW for 6 years, scribing nearly 350 talks, and Brene Brown was the best keynote we have EVER heard! This year, a big theme throughout the conference was storytelling. Brene Brown went through different stages of this internal and external form of communication that truly engaged the audience. When you choose courage over comfort, you sign up to fail. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it is an accurate measure of courage. Writing your first crummy draft When you own your own story, you can write your own ending Since creating the above sketchnote, which received […]

5 Drawing Tips From ImageThink

5 Drawing Tips From ImageThink

February 15, 2016

By: Greta Hayes, graphic recorder at ImageThink (@imagethink). As graphic recorders, we at ImageThink are constantly organizing and drawing the big ideas we’re hearing. In our last post, Derrick mentioned the importance of simplicity in icons and drawings in what we do. So, how do we do it? These drawing tips and tricks will give you insight we’ve developed to draw for our clients. Make a plan  Sketching out a rough idea of what you’d like to convey and where you want objects to go is a great drawing technique to use to start a drawing. You will easily be able […]