Graphic Recording Graphic recording is large-format visual-notetaking of conversations and information shared during a meeting or presentation

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • June 2017: Asurion Global Leadership Conference, Nashville, TN

    June 2017: Asurion Global Leadership Conference, Nashville, TN

  • American College of Sports Medicine, April 2018

    American College of Sports Medicine, April 2018

  • American College of Sports Medicine, April 2018

    American College of Sports Medicine, April 2018

HOW CAN GRAPHIC RECORDING BE USED?

  • Presenting results from a business meeting or strategy session
  • Capturing a keynote speaker and talks a a conference
  • At a social or networking event – asking attendees to answer a question and then everyone’s answers get drawn on the spot
  • Capturing the results of a breakout session or World Café
  • A visual record of a design thinking brainstorm or strategy session

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF GRAPHIC RECORDING?

  • 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
  • Simple drawings are more fun and engaging!

HOW DOES GRAPHIC RECORDING WORK?

Graphic recording can be done in a few ways:

  • live in front of your group, while the speaker is delivering a message; using a large  sheet of paper and colorful markers, or
  • done digitally, where Julia sits 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
  • a combination of live recording + studio work that results in a more polished illustration or infographic
  • I can create animated explainer videos (also called whiteboard videosscribe videos or action sketches) which are fantastic tools for explaining complex processes in a simple way

WHAT ARE THE DELIVERABLES?

Clients receive electronic files of the final poster, illustration or infographic – or an animated video – 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