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ImageThink Tips For Drawing Icons

ImageThink Tips For Drawing Icons

February 8, 2016

Written By: Derrick Dent, graphic recorder at ImageThink (@imagethink) My creative background is one that is heavily influenced by comics and cartooning. The way that I draw fits perfectly into my role as graphic recorder for ImageThink, where we create simplified visuals to communicate complex ideas. Here are some tips for drawing icons. Being economic with your lines is something that allows for speed and lends itself to a signature style, not dissimilar from handwriting. There’s a reason that you can tell a Bill Watterson drawing from a mile away. Also, as Scott McCloud mentions in Understanding Comics, simplicity is a […]

ImageThinker's Pro Wrestling Road Not Taken

ImageThinker’s Pro Wrestling Road Not Taken

January 19, 2016

Written by: James Lake, Graphic Recorder at ImageThink (@imagethink) At ImageThink’s off-site this year, Heather Willems asked me what career path I would have chosen if I wasn’t graphic recording for ImageThink: Pro Wrestler! This may come as a shock, especially to anyone that has seen me in person, but it’s true. I’ve been a fan of sports entertainment (mainly WWE) since I was about 8 years old, and over the years my friend Lucas and I have gone to live events, autograph signings, and watched countless wrestling shows. If I did not love drawing as much as I do, I would […]

Happy World Sketchnote Day!

Happy World Sketchnote Day!

January 11, 2016

ImageThink utilizes sketchnotes for client work, training, and our own personal notes. We love sketchnoter Mike Rohde, and saw that today is World Sketchnote Day. Our graphic recorder James Lake drew up visual notes from the past day, including the Golden Globes, Alice Paul, and David Bowie. Below are some more samples of our sketchnotes in action. Happy World Sketchnote Day, everyone!

Graphic Recording for Jerry Rice - Lysol Healthy Habits

Graphic Recording for Jerry Rice – Lysol Healthy Habits

December 22, 2015

ImageThink Enters the Wide World of Sports  All of us at ImageThink graphic recording believe in living healthy lifestyles, and we were delighted to support Lysol’s Healthy Habits Campaign. Five student athletes were selected from around the country to come together and be coached by Jerry Rice (one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history). Our graphic recorder Greta captured the advice that Jerry Rice was giving each of the students. Life Imitates Art Since he was actively coaching as they were playing their sport (he coached 2 volleyball players, 2 track athletes, and one soccer player- all given about 15 min […]

Folks We Admire: Tracy Chou

Folks We Admire: Tracy Chou

December 16, 2015

Tracy Chou, head software engineer at Pinterest, has an impressive resume.  She began her work in the tech field by interning at Facebook and Google, before taking a leading role at Quora, the site that promises its users “the best answer to any question.” Her list of achievements, however, includes one more major bullet point: making public the massive imbalance of men to women in Silicon Valley.  The tech world is overwhelmingly male, with many companies having only around 10-20% of their workforce represented by women. After the October 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration (named after the great female American computer scientist), where she found others sharing […]

How to Survive as a Business Traveler

How to Survive as a Business Traveler

December 10, 2015

At ImageThink, travel is an essential part of our routine. We travel to brainstorming and strategy meetings, interactive conferences, and more every week from New York and San Francisco to everywhere from New Jersey to Europe to China. As expert-level travelers, we’ve learned the ins and outs of what to do in transit, and we’ve even helped our clients visualize some recent travel trends. Here are a few tips to get you smoothly from your home to your hotel and back again. Bring your charger, and take a screenshot of your boarding pass Keep an extra charger in your suitcase you travel with at all times. […]

Happy Thanksgiving from ImageThink!

Happy Thanksgiving from ImageThink!

November 25, 2015

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. We have the distinct pleasure of traveling around the world, meeting new people every day, and hearing their stories. We’re thankful for our friends, families and allies around the world. From our NY and SF offices: Happy Thanksgiving!

GOP Debate Game "Who Said It Best?"

GOP Debate Game “Who Said It Best?”

November 3, 2015

ImageThink created visual notes during the GOP debate. We then took it a step further and hosted a twitter game “Who Said It Best”, having our community guess which candidate said which quote. Here are the images, can you guess who said what? Fiorina, Rubio, Trump, Kasich, Christie, Cruz, Huckabee, Paul, Carson, or Bush? Please remember to vote today! And stay tuned for more political visual summaries. For more information about ImageThink, please check out our site. Answers: 1) Kasich, 2) Bush, 3) Rubio, 4) Huckabee, 5) Christie, 6) Carson

John Dies at the End - Film Review + Analysis

John Dies at the End – Film Review + Analysis

October 20, 2015

[email protected] came out a few years ago, I recently saw it again and I have to tell you, I found it quite moving. It’s also perfect for Halloween. On the surface, it’s complete insanity! David and John absorb a fantastical substance (“soy sauce”), which bombards them with information and visions from all over the universe, then they’re recruited to save the world from a creature named Korrok. Yet, I think it’s really about David’s great capacity for love. You may have to take a dose of the “soy sauce” to follow me down this explanation, but you’ll live. Platonic: John […]

ImageThink’s Guide to Packing a Proper SF Bag

September 24, 2015

ImageThink has been a team of experienced travelers flying out of New York City, before we opened our west coast office in San Francisco. After a few months of settling in, we created this infographic to help others plan their days, including everything you’ll need to take in your bag around San Francisco. The ImageThink Guide to Packing a Proper SF Bag 1. A light jacket is always useful, year round. “There’s one type of weather in San Francisco: San Francisco weather”, says a local San Francisco taxi driver. Sunny and warm during the day, chilly and foggy at night. You can see the beautiful […]