Graphic recording As a graphic recorder (or visual practitioner), I take peoples' ideas and transcribe them using words, pictures and colors on a large scale, in real time.

  • August 2016: Julia drew a series of posters capturing a variety of presentations over 3 days during Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Supervisor Development Institute

    August 2016: Julia drew a series of posters capturing a variety of presentations over 3 days during Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Supervisor Development Institute

  • October 2016: Julia drew this poster to capture an important discussion for Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe's County advisory committee

    October 2016: Julia drew this poster to capture an important discussion for Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe's County advisory committee

  • December 2016: Julia drew a poster that served as a rallying point for organizations in Schuyler County, NY to collaborate on grants. The Executive Director said

    December 2016: Julia drew a poster that served as a rallying point for organizations in Schuyler County, NY to collaborate on grants. The Executive Director said "it is a visual unifier for the project."

  • October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

    October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

  • October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

    October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

  • October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

    October 2016: Julia captures live events as they unfold at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

  • January 2017: Julia captures her client's process and discussion in a live graphic recording at a focus group for Community Carbon Exchange in Bloomington, IN

    January 2017: Julia captures her client's process and discussion in a live graphic recording at a focus group for Community Carbon Exchange in Bloomington, IN

  • January 2017:  Julia captures her client's process and discussion in a live graphic recording at a focus group for Community Carbon Exchange in Bloomington, IN

    January 2017: Julia captures her client's process and discussion in a live graphic recording at a focus group for Community Carbon Exchange in Bloomington, IN

  • August 2016: Graphic recording of Gallup StrengthsFinder presentation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    August 2016: Graphic recording of Gallup StrengthsFinder presentation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

  • October 2016: Graphic recording for 'Discover Your Entrepreneurial Strengths' presentation by Sarah Robinson at Aspire Higher - Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, IN event

    October 2016: Graphic recording for 'Discover Your Entrepreneurial Strengths' presentation by Sarah Robinson at Aspire Higher - Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, IN event

  • March 2017: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

    March 2017: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

  • March 2017: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

    March 2017: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Center for Diversity Saturday Supper (photo by Mic Orman)

WHY USE A GRAPHIC RECORDER?

Visuals hold a lot of power. Some of the benefits of graphic recording include:

  • Organizing and communicating ideas
  • Conveying important messages and processes
  • Stimulating imagination and creativity
  • Solving a problem
  • Improving comprehension
  • Allowing all voices to be captured and heard
  • Simplifying complex concepts

HOW DOES GRAPHIC RECORDING WORK?

Graphic recording can be done in a few ways:

1) live in front of your group, while the speaker is delivering his/her message; using a large a sheet of paper and colorful markers, or

2) it can be done digitally, where I sit behind the scenes, with an iPad, and the drawing is projected live on a screen in the front of the room to accompany the main speaker, or

3) a combination of live recording + studio work that results in a more polished illustration or infographic

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?

Clients receive electronic files of the final poster, illustration or infographic that are used in a variety of ways – for ex: in a report, strategic plan, website, meeting minutes, presentation – or an online flip book, like RHIT’s Center for Diversity put together for attendees. Some clients like to keep the actual posters and hang them in their offices!


[Julia Reich created] an amazingly beautiful, warm, creative, thoughtful graphic for a project I worked on. We used the graphic for workshop material and Julia made a poster which served as the backdrop for the entire day. Everyone appreciated the artistry of the graphic but more than that it became a reference point for collaboration and cross sector communication. The end result is that a workshop about collaboration now has a brand that reflects the wonderful character, assets and collaborative spirit of the region.
– Amy Bonn, Finch Network