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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July from the entire team at ImageThink. From our NY & SF offices, we’ve supported business meetings in every state across this great country of ours. Enjoy celebrating with friends & family, fire up that barbecue, and get a good spot to view the fireworks tonight! “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” Michelle Obama “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama

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, […]

Folks We Admire: Tim Gunn

Folks We Admire: Tim Gunn

June 8, 2016

Tim Gunn is a mentor on fashion reality show Project Runway, bestselling author, activist, consultant, actor, etc… but I admire him also because he is a gentleman. I don’t mean he plays a gentleman on TV; he is a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago & I was moved by how welcoming, friendly & polite he was. Impeccably dressed, even off screen, and very, very tall – though I would describe him as a gentle giant. Hearing his journey of being a fish-out-of-water in his youth, to finding his passion at art school, […]

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

June 6, 2016

If you live your life with purpose, how will you be remembered? While working on Draw Your Big Idea, we spent a lot of time looking at which exercises have helped our clients the most, and thinking about ways we could harness the power of those exercises in the form of a book to share with you all.   This post shares an exercise from Chapter 3: Declaring Your Purpose. Thinking about how you want to be remembered is an important step towards making decisions that add meaning and happiness to your life achievements. The Legacy Exercise is one step in this important, sometimes […]

Folks We Admire - Scott Kelly

Folks We Admire – Scott Kelly

April 20, 2016

Astronauts! Radiation! and Twins! discussed by (a twin herself): Ona Rygelis! Once I joined ImageThink, I discovered the tremendous amount of work the company has done in the space and technology field. These topics are of interest to me and I also have a twin sister- so I’m naturally drawn to astronaut Scott Kelly‘s story… On March 2, 2016, American astronaut Scott Kelly returned safely to Earth after a 340 day mission aboard the International Space Station. Kelly, and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko, set the record for the longest amount of time spent in space during a single mission, by any astronaut, ever. The […]

Masters of Media Panel for Ad Club of NY

Masters of Media Panel for Ad Club of NY

April 4, 2016

How do you survive in a content driven world? Storytelling is integral, but you don’t have to do it all by yourself. At Ad Club‘s Media: Now 2016 conference, ImageThink was graphic recording the Masters of Media Panel. Attendees received valuable insights into engagement, integration and smart partnerships when telling their stories. Creative agencies are storytellers, the trend now is letting the CONSUMERS tell the story Make smart strategic partners Focusing on ART will change the future of marketing in agencies The INDUSTRY has to be the content Cross brain your teams! It is all about agility: diversify your team and problem […]

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 […]