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A Richer Conference Experience 

 

Conferences are the place to make an impact and communicate your message to the world. I live illustrate your keynotes and panel discussions, and the finished boards will keep your content conversation going.

Physical Boards 

The foam boards I work on make eye popping displays. These towers serve as a memory palace, where attendees can reflect on all the innovative ideas they heard throughout your conference. They also make great photo opportunities :) There’s something special about seeing a person drawing live in front of you, that’s why the physical boards are my most popular option.

Digital Projection 

If the screens in the room aren’t being used for presentations, I could create the visual notes digitally on my laptop and project them. Panel discussions, which are organic conversations, are great opportunities for digital.

Crowdsourced Boards 

You want your reception to be fun and interactive. My crowdsourced boards are a delightful way to keep your content conversation going. We'll come up with a topic to ask the crowd, they'll pitch in their responses and I'll draw them up live! They will feel special when I draw up their contribution, the group will stay focused on the theme of your event, you will get valuable insights into your audience, and selfies with their answer add social awareness and engagement!

Productive Meetings 

 

Internal meetings are where important decisions are made, strategies are brainstormed, and teams come together. My visual notes are a vital tool to keep the group focused, aligned, and communicating clearly. Fortune 500 companies hire me for their strategy sessions because of my expertise. I'm also a certified team performance practitioner - I'm able to help you plan your agenda and make sure you accomplish your company/personal goals by the end of the day. Think of me as a visual facilitator, synthesizing your strategy into actionable visual stories. 

Visual Note Workshop 

 

Hire me to teach your team the basics of visual note taking! Using simple exercises and templates, I will help your team become more efficient at brainstorming, creating workflow diagrams, and achieving their goals. I am also a certified Team Performance Practitioner, and can help develop a program for off-sites and team building.

Commissions 

Illustrated Timelines 

Whether about a brand, relationship, or yourself - everyone has a story. My illustrated timelines are a fun, creative way to tell that story, and serve as one-of-a-kind gifts to celebrate milestones and anniversaries. Examples: how your company started, how you met your fiancé / best friend, a day in the life etc.

Illustrated Envelopes 

Sending out invitations for your event or wedding? Sending a birthday or holiday card? Make your mail extra special by having me draw their likeness (or anything) on the envelope!

Brand Identity and Promo 

Before Death Salon Seattle, I created a logo for the conference which was used on invites, programs, on social, and even as a cake topper during their fancy cocktail reception! For Emerman Lab's 30th Anniversary, they used the likeness from their timeline image on a mug as a gift!

Likenesses 

You, your pet, or a loved one will be illustrated in a one-of-a-kind "likeness" to post on social or hang up in your home!