January Sketchbook Highlights

January Sketchbook Highlights

This is the first of a (hopefully) monthly installation where I share 12 of my favorite pages from my sketchbook that I have created over the past month, presented without comment. I realized that I only share a small fraction of the images that I create, so this is an effort to show you the process behind the curtain, or just other random uses for Paper. 

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AFP Annual Conference Recap

AFP Annual Conference Recap

Last fall I provided digital graphic recording and other services for The Association of Finance Professionals' annual conference. This was a particularly fun assignment because in addition to attending the conference and capturing the content of several presentations, I also created a marketing video and was interviewed for the organization’s podcast. All content is available for your pleasure here!

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Visual Thinking and Storytelling Workshop with Betabooks

Visual Thinking and Storytelling Workshop with Betabooks

Late last summer I started talking to a client about running a series of visual thinking/visual storytelling workshops for their communications team. As I learned more about the staff, their experience, and their roles it became clear that the main goals should be to build confidence in their visual thinking abilities and to provide strategies for generating and sharing sketch concepts for visual stories.

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Visual Thinking for Opportunity

Visual Thinking for Opportunity

After launching my Visual Resume course on Skillshare last month, I realized this type of material would be very fun and beneficial in a live workshop setting. I imagined bringing in all kinds of professionals (technical and non-technical alike) and working through a series of creative exercises and technical demonstrations that would enable each participant to walk out of the session with a custom designed visualization.

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AIGA Leadership Conference Recap

AIGA Leadership Conference Recap

Last week I was incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the AIGA Leadership Retreat, thanks to Julie Anixter and my friends at MAGA Design. I have partnered with MAGA on several projects, and they are big sponsors and supporters of AIGA at a local and national level. Julie, who is the newly appointed Executive Director of AIGA and a former MAGAteer asked that I attend the conference to help capture the content of the discussions and do some ethnographic research on what more AIGA can do for it's members. She has really big goals to make an already amazing organization even greater, and it is an honor to be a part of the conversation. Take a look below to read through some of the content and conversations that took place! 

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Sketchtnote Army Podcast

Sketchtnote Army Podcast

In case you missed it, I was this week's featured guest on Mike Rohde's Sketchnote Army podcast. I was honored to be invited as his third ever guest for the show, and really enjoyed our conversation. Over the past year or two several people that I have met in the field of data visualization or visual thinking have told me that I should connect with Mike because we would have a lot to talk about...they were right! You can listen to the full podcast through the link above, on SoundCloud, on the Sketchnote Army website, or subscribe through iTunes.

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