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7 Brainstorm Pitfalls - And How To Avoid Them

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls – And How To Avoid Them

November 28, 2016

Are you planning a brainstorming meeting or company strategy session? As graphic recorders and visual facilitators, we have participated in thousands of facilitated meetings across many industries. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a new startup; some things are universal when conducting an internal meeting. While you may be familiar with what can go wrong when meeting planning, ImageThinking allows us to see these 7 items as opportunities rather than pitfalls. 1. Your meeting prep consisted of scheduling a room, a video conference line, and catering  The only meeting planning was done by a senior exec admin. She’s got […]

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 […]

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 Master Course at PPTOW WORLDZ

ImageThink Master Course at PPTOW WORLDZ

August 1, 2016

  ImageThink is happy to announce we will be presenting Master Course DRAW YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTION at PPTOW! WORLDZ on Aug 2-3 in LA! Bridge the gap from ideation to execution by simply picking up a pen. Quincy Jones, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Dr. Peter Diamandis, Brit Morin, Tony Hawk, Jane Rosenthal, IN-Q and George Whitesides are among the headlining speakers at this future-focused summit to create the world of tomorrow. “A Harvard for Culture”. See you in LA! Check out our original appearance at PPTOW!

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]