Ink Factory is your visual communication partner
Engage your audience, employees, and clients through visual storytelling. Ink Factory is more than a team of skilled artists. We identify your most important content and bring it to life through drawing.
Turn your ideas into easy-to-understand, captivating, and engaging visuals—a keynote speech, your monthly virtual meeting, or a new strategy rollout. Visuals can help you achieve your goals. How can we help you?
Visuals communicate, engage, and inspire
Drawings created in real-time using simple words and pictures. Perfect for wowing audiences at live events like meetings, trade shows, and conferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch a free preview of our most popular workshop!
Think of us as your visual communication partner. The companies we work with know that visuals are the key to engaging employees and customers. We help our clients communicate their ideas and create engaging experiences through live visual note-taking, hand-drawn illustrations, and animated videos.
Visual Notes for Racial Justice
Launched in 2020, Ink Factory’s Visual Notes for Racial Justice initiative provides free visual note-taking services to Black-owned businesses and non-profits that advocate for racial justice. Visual notes help these organizations tell their stories, inspire others to get involved, and achieve their goals. You talk. We draw. Together, we make change.
Each year, we commit a portion of revenue to providing these note-taking services to deserving organizations. In 2020, we proudly dedicated 2% of revenue to this initiative.
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.