Supporting Global Initiatives with Live Illustration
RELX Group held Inspiration Day in Silicon Valley, where they invited the most remarkable speakers to talk about "Disruptive Technology to Advance the SDGs". What are SDGs? They are Sustainable Development Goals, a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. Such a historic event needed to be immortalized... that's where I came in.
It was very exciting and refreshing to graphic record talks that were from a global perspective. They discussed the global agenda, in a very inclusive and informative way. Topics covered were the SDGs, tech exponential growth, investments, diversity, global connectivity, and breakthrough innovations. My approach was to capture all of the insights visually, and tell the complete story of the day. I decided to create one large board containing all of the talks because it was also going to be on display during their reception, and they wanted 1 dramatic centerpiece. It turned out very well, indeed!
The SDGs: The People's Goals
Here is a list of the SDGs:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
My live illustration service accomplishes many things, one of the most important being that it engages the audience and reinforces the content. Most people are visual learners, so when they see the talk come to life in words and pictures, they understand and retain more information. They're excited to take a closer look during the breaks between the sessions, and take photos of their favorite soundbites.
Visual Memories for Maximum Impact
At the end of the day, there is a beautiful visual summary of all of the content discussed. The physical board was displayed for their reception, and was the perfect tool to keep the conversation going. It also created a richer, branded experience for the group. A digital file of the work was sent to all the attendees, as well as shared on social to maximize the impact of the event. On a personal note, I was very invested in the content and it was an honor and a privilege to illustrate these powerful stories live. Silent James really is my dream job!
Let's Create a Memory Together!
Have an event coming up? Get in touch today so we may discuss how I could support with live illustration!