Ink Factory artists draw live at events and meetings

Real-time drawings that work for you

Ink Factory helps you engage your audience, employees, and clients. We identify your most important content and bring it to life through drawing. To do that, we create real-time visual notes at events and meetings, draw detailed illustrations, and tell stories through animated videos.

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Ink Factory is a team of visual note-takers

Services

visual notes

Drawings created in real-time using simple words and pictures. Perfect for wowing audiences at live events like meetings, trade shows, and conferences.

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Workshops

workshops

Public and private classes for all ages on how to think, learn and communicate visually by drawing. Achieve your goals and improve your memory and cognition with visual note-taking.

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Illustrations by Ink Factory

illustrations

Drawings that we create with your team to communicate a complex message. The digital final product can be projected, printed, or wallpapered on your office walls.

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Ink Factory makes Videos

videos

Pictures that pop off the page to tell your organization’s story. Time lapses, stop motion, and digital animations are all tailored to your company’s culture.

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Virtual Visual Notes

Ink Factory’s artists aren’t limited to paper and markers. We can take visual notes digitally, and stream them anywhere in the world–wherever your audience is.

Just like traditional visual notes, drawing in meetings will help you maximize participant engagement, clarify complex concepts, generate more high-quality ideas, and keep the momentum going from your meeting for longer.

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“Visual notes are one of my absolute favorite elements of our event. I can't imagine not using them for years to come.”
Whitney Roberts, TEDx Organizer at North Central College
“Everyone was in awe of their talent and appreciative of the visual notes to help us continue the discussion.”
Erin Kieffner, Associate Director, Software Development at One Main Financial

Upcoming Virtual Workshops

 

Ink Factory's Drawing for Visual Notes Workshop

July 10 | Online | $59

Drawing for Visual Notes: Your Visual Library

In this 90-minute workshop, we’ll show you how to draw the staple visuals that we use the most often for visual note-taking, as well as how to come up with original visuals in-the-moment.

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“To listen to an hour-long talk and create this simultaneously is just remarkable.”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an artist that's specialized in my industry?

All of our artists have a passion for different industries or topics. However, all our artists are expertly trained to listen and filter what’s being said in the moment– regardless of the content being discussed.

Do you have an artist in my area?

Our core team is based in Chicago, but we have an extended pro network in almost every region–and we can also support your event virtually!

Can you match our company branding?

Yes, whether we’re creating live visual notes, illustrations, or videos, we work with you to align with your brand. Keep in mind that we’re an illustration company, not a graphic design firm, so we create work that is hand-drawn. While we can match your tone and colors, the work on our website is a good representation of what we can create for you.

What’s the difference between visual notes and illustrations?

Visual notes are based on live content and created during a speech, presentation, meeting, etc. Visual Notes aid in memory retention and recall long after the meeting or event ends.

Illustrations are intended to communicate to a broader (or more specific) audience as a stand-alone visual tool for viewers to navigate and learn. Our illustrations are based on carefully curated content iterated and visualized using multiple review cycles.

 

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Ready to transform the way you work, think and communicate?

We'll help you harness the power of visuals to engage your people, inspire your customers, and achieve your goals.

 

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