The Joy of Graphic Recording

One thing that always surprises me is the sheer joy that graphic recording can spark in a group. Recently, I was asked to do graphic recording at the Philadelphia Conference for Women. 12,000 people showed up to hear an A-list roster of speakers, including Michelle Obama. As soon as the speakers finished, people began to surround the boards I’d been working on, taking pictures  and commenting on the work. When I moved the boards out into the lobby, so many people gathered to look that security asked me to relocate to avoid blocking the halls. Many in the crowd followed to the new location, and every time I checked back over the course of the day I saw more folks gathered in front of the work, often several deep. They were still there a half hour after the conference had officially ended, and when I finally took the boards down to give them to the organizers I practically had to wrestle them away from the latecomers who still wanted a photo. It was a very gratifying response, especially when the pictures appeared on Twitter and Facebook, beginning that afternoon and continuing through the next day.
The Pennsylvania Conference for Women was pretty exciting to begin with, but graphic recording made it even more so. Imagine how much it can add to an event that doesn’t include experienced TED talkers and former First Ladies.

Upper Moreland Bear Logo


One of the more interesting jobs I've done this year is redesigning the mascot for Upper Moreland High School. After making do for many years with Golden Bears borrowed from various sources, they finally have one of their own, proudly displayed on their website and at their sports events. Go Upper Moreland!


Cartoons Gratis

Included in each newsletter is a cartoon to use at no cost. Just click the link for a 300dpi jpeg you can copy to your desktop. All I ask is that you don't get rid of the web URL or signature. And if you thanked Breakthrough Visuals in a caption, that'd be nice too. You can see more free cartoons here.

Free Cartoon Collection

A collection of cartoons created for various business blogs, free for your enjoyment. Read or download the pdf  here. If you like what you see, let's talk about how we can add cartoons to your blog!

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