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Clients & Testimonials

Vanderbilt Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the great work you did for the Roundtable. It was a great success and I attribute a lot of that to you. Thank you for your keen ability to listen and capture what we were saying and your great organization and input leading up to the event. Everyone was blown away with your talent and skills and I am so grateful for your support all along the way and during the event.

Madison Hartstein


Tanya is amazing! We have engaged Drawing Out Ideas for a number of events at IBM and no matter how we employ Tanya's artistry, she makes a huge impact. Watching her capture the essence of a speaker relaying a client story or visually depicting the benefits of a new product or announcement will fascinate both you and your audiences. She is a fantastic partner who takes the time to understand your audience and message, and then does her research to deliver the perfect experience for your clients.

Allison Marentette,

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

We were thrilled with the work Tanya Gadsby did for our event. Our meeting was energized with her on site graphic recordings and collaborative approach to the content. The value she added was delivered over and over in the pre-work leading up to the meeting and in real time as she captured the nuances of our discussions in effective and striking ways

Dr. William Cooper

Assante Capital Management Ltd.

We had been wanting to create a video to introduce to people who we are and what we do. We liked the whiteboard style…but had not found a vendor that fit our requirements. Once we had met Tanya in our office, we knew we found the right person. Tanya clearly articulated her position/issues/expectations and delivers on her promises. I appreciate her ability to creatively solve problems or complex issues that we face while immersed in a project. She delivers an excellent client service experience (her, her deliverables, and information). I would not hire anyone else to do this type of work.

Jeff Thorsteinson


I had the privilege of working with Tanya on a recent large scale business event. Tanya possesses such a rare skillset captivating audiences not only visually with effective graphic summaries but also integrates the educational component. I'd be thrilled to partner with Tanya again on a future project!

Paul Racanelli

Vancouver Coastal Health

Tanya has helped us capture a number of patient and client journeys in beautiful, engaging visual maps. Tanya’s friendly manner, professionalism, attention to detail, and amazing speed with recording has helped us connect to our teams in new compelling ways. I would highly recommend Tanya to anyone looking for a graphic recorder.

Tomasz Majek

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

I contacted Tanya in late March 2013 to help capture the essence of a unique community based Entrepreneurship education program the University of Victoria was delivering in Northern Aboriginal communities (see www.nwace.ca). My experience with Tanya was superb! Tanya is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and having her assist in focusing our marketing message was a pleasant undertaking during a hectic time. Tanya is a consummate experienced professional. She represents a rare hybrid of talented artist, creative scriptwriter, technology expert and savvy marketer. She is smart and has a wonderful engaging style and manner. Tanya generously gave us her time, her knowledge and herself above and beyond what we expected. The hand drawn video Tanya created was key to successfully launching the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) program. Prospective students quickly understood the process and related to the benefits. Corporate sponsors and other important stakeholders were captivated by the vision that was clearly and concisely represented in Tanya’s video. Tanya continues to create other videos for us and I have recommended her without hesitation to colleagues in my network. Hiring Tanya to create our video was the best marketing dollars I have ever spent.

Dr. Brent Mainprize B.Ed, MBA, PhD.

Marie Mac Donald Consulting

Tanya is a talented creative artist, very professional and a pleasure to work with. She quickly captures the essence of concepts to help get a point across with excellent results. Her Prezis have been very well received by the groups I work with. Tanya is engaged and passionate about her work and her enthusiasm is energizing!

Marie MacDonald

University of British Columbia

Working with Tanya on our animation was just a great experience – she provided detailed information on the production process from the very beginning and more than delivered at every stage of development. She was thoroughly professional, full of ideas, adaptable and stayed on budget and on time. We are very happy with the end results and would definitely recommend her services to others.

Nadine Nickull

AHA Creative Strategies

Not only is Tanya Gadsby incredibly talented in the work that she does, she is also a pleasure to work with. Tanya collaborates with her clients, making sure that she clearly understands their goals, objectives and their business. Then she works her own personal magic. She consistently communicated with us throughout the process, keeping us in the loop and up-to-date on the project status. Tanya is strategic, professional and creative – a valuable blend of skills. She is also easy and fun to work with (always a bonus). For AHA Creative Strategies, the result of working with Tanya Gadsby is an engaging, informative video that clearly communicates the work that we do and why an organization would work with us. This video is at the heart of our promotional efforts for our boutique communications agency and we have already had positive feedback on it. Not only would we work with Tanya again (in a heartbeat!), we have also recommended her to our clients – which is the highest professional compliment we can pay to someone.

Ruth Atherley

Ready to Raise

Tanya creatively captured the very fast paced and information dense content of our day-long session. Her presence allowed people to see the learning of the day unfold before their eyes AND provided a succinct and inspirational summary as a legacy.

Tracy Smyth

Community / Economic Development

  • City of Calgary
  • City of Kamloops
  • City of St. Albert
  • City of Trail
  • City of Victoria
  • City of Whitehorse
  • Northern Alberta Development Council
  • Oaklands Community Centre
  • Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Return to Rural (Southern Alberta)
  • SAMDA Economic Partnership
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District
  • Tribal Resources Investment Corp.
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver


  • Calgary Board of Education
  • Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Victoria
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Facilitation Partners

  • Delaney & Associates
  • Interpoint Engagement Specialists
  • Q Workshops
  • Rethink Urban
  • Seeker Solutions
  • Solution Group
  • Whale Communications


  • Assante Wealth Management
  • BC Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC)
  • HUB International
  • PartnerRe

Government / NGO

  • BC Assessment
  • BC Ferries
  • BC Healthy Living Alliance
  • BC Ministry of Environment
  • Capital Regional District
  • Environmental Reporting BC
  • Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)
  • Professional Employees Association
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • ViaSport

Health Care

  • Alberta Health Services
  • BC Healthy Living Alliance
  • BC Ministry of Health
  • BC Mobile Medical Unit
  • BC Provincial Office for the Early Years
  • College of Family Physicians of BC
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Divisions of Family Practice
  • Doctors of BC
  • Emergency Care Physicians
  • Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
  • Family Caregivers’ Network Society
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Gastrointestinal Society
  • HCoM (Alberta First Nations Health Co-Management)
  • Health Emergency Management BC
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta
  • Interior Health Authority
  • Impact BC
  • Island Health Authority
  • Patient Voices Network
  • Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
  • Sunshine Coast Health Centre
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Indigenous / First Nations

  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Gitanmaax
  • Gwaii Trust Society
  • Hagwilget
  • Haida Nation
  • HCoM (Alberta First Nations Health Co-Management)
  • Kitsumkalum
  • Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council
  • National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED)
  • Q’wemtsin Health Society
  • Takla Lake First Nation
  • Tk’emlups te Secwepemc
  • Tribal Resources Investment Corp.

Non Profit

  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation
  • Inclusion Outreach


  • IBM
  • PMC Sierra
  • Pretio Interactive
  • TED

Sparks fly when ideas are visual!