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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 […]

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!

Ringing in 2016 with Our Newest Graphic Recorders!

Ringing in 2016 with Our Newest Graphic Recorders!

January 5, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording is happy to welcome Ona Rygelis and Derrick Dent to the team! They are our newest graphic recorders and spent the day researching the history of graphic recording. They found that taking sketch notes helped them retain, prioritize, and use the information better in the creation of their images. They both chose nonlinear compositions and made use of containers and arrows. Most importantly, they learned a lot and had fun while doing it! Interested in ImageThink? Visit our Services page for more information or drop us a line at [email protected] to learn how we may support your next event!

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. […]

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

7 Ways to Know Your Brainstorming Meeting Will Fail

7 Ways to Know Your Brainstorming Meeting Will Fail

October 26, 2015

Are you planning a brainstorming meeting/strategy session? At ImageThink graphic recording, we have supported thousands of meetings across many industries.  Along the way, we’ve gleaned valuable insight into what makes for a successful strategy session, and what are signs of sure failure. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a new startup, some things are universal when conducting an internal meeting. Avoid these seven strategy session pitfalls to make sure you make the most of your time.   1) Your meeting prep consisted of scheduling a room, a video conference line and catering. The only planning for this meeting was done […]