Examples of event scribing we’ve done over the years and posts on the topic of scribing, also known as graphic recording.

Graphic recording and sketchnoting – tips for clients

  You’ve probably been to at least one event with a so called “graphic recorder”. Also known as a scribe or skethchnote artist. Graphic recording can be an engaging way to capture key ideas, insights and debates at events, meetings or workshops. But sometimes the content isn’t quite what you wanted. Or the drawings [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:49:25+00:00October 30th, 2019|Communication tips, Event scribing|0 Comments

What is service design? – Cartoon infographic

What is service design? Why does service design fail? What can you do to make a service design project successful? I infiltrated the Service Design Fringe Festival in London to capture key debates and problems within the service design profession. Download the hi-res version of the infographic here.  If you want to use the illustrations, [...]

How work is changing – Cartoon Infographic

The world of work is changing. Most people know that (although someone should really tell HR). This narrative infographic is based on a keynote by Esko Kilpi, one of the leading commentators on the changing nature of work and new economy. I drew sketchnotes on my tablet during the talk, then turned the main points [...]

Graphic recording can make your event go viral

Example of an event cartoon tweet from a tech conference couple of years ago. Graphic recording is not just drawings on a huge piece of paper or a whiteboard. It can also be a completely digital process which means that it can be harnessed to spread the word about the event and the insights shared [...]

What is graphic recording? – Infographic

What is graphic recording exactly? This narrative infographic by my colleague Richy K. Chandler is one attempt to explain. We both offer visual recording/sketchnoting services here at Business illustrator. This is Richy's visual explanation of what a visual scribe can do.. (If you want an explanation of the terminology - check out this post on [...]

Microsoft SharePoint Conference – Cartoon Infographic

  I have a background in collaboration technology like Microsoft's Yammer (an enterprise social network). So in 2014 I was invited to talk at the annual get together for people working on Sharepoint and Microsoft Office 365 (and by get together I mean a massive conference in one of those massive hotels in Las Vegas). [...]

Graphic recording vs event sketchnoting – which service to use to illustrate an event?

Graphic recording services are very popular these days. You might have been to an event where an illustrator  draws what's been said on a giant sheet of paper or a whiteboard. There's something about drawings that help people see the topic or a problem in a different light. The visuals literally help people to get [...]

By |2018-01-26T20:56:30+00:00April 30th, 2014|Communication tips, Event scribing|4 Comments

Who said doodling was bad? The illustrated lecture notes that went viral

Live drawing, or graphic recording, at events is becoming increasingly popular. But it's nothing new. Most of us here at Business Illustrator are incorrigible meeting doodlers. Aino Sutinen, a Finnish comics artist and Business Illustrator freelancer, attended a lecture for journalists on online research and - naturally - started doodling. She then posted her "infocomic" online [...]

By |2018-01-26T20:56:35+00:00November 21st, 2013|Event scribing|1 Comment

8 Tips for being a Graphic Recorder

This is a guest post by my London based Business Illustrator colleague Richy K. Chandler. Richy has a background in comics writing and illustration (if you've ever read the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip you've read Richy's work). Recently Richy has been venturing into the fascinating world of graphic recording (also known as creative scribing). Here's what Richy [...]

By |2018-01-26T20:56:35+00:00October 9th, 2013|Communication tips, Event scribing|2 Comments