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Tanya Gadsby Graphic Recorder Victoria BC

New Name Announcement

We’re so excited to announce that we are transitioning to a new name and website in April!

We’ve outgrown the “Drawing Out Ideas” name. It doesn’t fully convey the mission we have for our work, nor is it very unique in our industry. Many graphic recording companies use the words “drawing,” “ideas,” and related words (ink, visual, image, lines, think…. you get the idea!).

Visual Languages of Graphic Recording

Different Visual Languages of Graphic Recording: Aligning to Your Organization

Every graphic recorder has a different style – some of us are highly visual, integrating lots of characters and images. Others are more text-based, utilizing structured bullet points, boxes, and fonts. And of course there is a spectrum of visual styles in between.

Likewise, every organization has a different “language” when it comes to articulating ideas, representing themselves, or understanding a concept. A financial investment firm talks about concepts and ideas differently compared to a community arts non-profit.

The Art of Listening like a Graphic Recorder

The Art of Listening like a Graphic Recorder

How do you know what to listen for?”

It’s a common question I hear as a graphic recorder, and one that’s not always easy to explain! But over the years I’ve found there are key attributes to the art of listening in graphic recording or graphic facilitation.

These listening skills can be applied to a wide variety of situations beyond graphic recording. Discussions between co-workers; conflicts between spouses; reading the news and wanting to understand the full perspective… strong listening promotes deeper discussions and solution-finding.

So how does a graphic recorder listen?