We’re a team of artists who help organizations communicate visually
Co-founders Dusty, Lindsay, and Ryan combined their diverse backgrounds to create Ink Factory in 2011. Since then, Ink Factory has helped a vast array of organizations (from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits) bring their ideas to life with the help of visual note-taking.
We were founded on a mighty mission
The methods we use to help businesses in every corner of the world constantly evolve thanks to new technology, techniques, and thought-provoking creativity. But one thing remains constant – Our mission is to create visual experiences that inspire and engage.
Our awesome clients
The values and opinions expressed by our clients and/or their audiences do not reflect the opinions of Ink Factory and our employees.
"We had a tight deadline, shifting work streams, and a high-pressure, live white board presentation in front of 3,000 people, and Ink Factory delivered big time. The drawing, the resulting video, and even the PDF have turned into very productive assets for us. We couldn't be happier with the final result."
Why use visual note-taking?
Drawing is more than just eye-catching. Compared to traditional presentation and note-taking methods, visual notes are more beneficial to our brains.
Visuals stimulate the emotional centers of our brains, exciting people about your content.
Drawing information helps us understand it, clarifying problems that were once cloudy.
It’s scientifically proven that pairing text with visuals helps you remember information.
Most people are visual learners, making it easy for everyone to get on the same page.
Director of Operations
Jose “Rico” Navarro
Whisky Tango Foxtrot
See yourself here?
At Ink Factory, we're always open to finding talented illustrators, animators, visual note-takers, or someone looking to lend an administrative hand (no matter who you are or how you identify). If you have experience with information visualization, hand lettering, comics, or visual communication, a career in visual note-taking might be your next thing.
Think you have what it takes to join our team? Email your resume and why you think you'd be a great fit for us to firstname.lastname@example.org (creatives should also include a link to a relevant portfolio).
“There are many ways to incorporate these graphics into your event that go beyond the standard whiteboard on an easel.”
"What's it really like to work at Chicago startups and tech companies? Blue Sky's Inside Job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words."
"Attendees were thrilled and many took photos of the notes to share with colleagues who weren’t at the conference."
"This service, also known as graphic recording, helps audiences conceptualize and remember ideas better because the information is physically represented in front of them."
"Steve Bertrand sat down with Dusty Folwarczny and Lindsay Wilson (Co-Founder of Ink Factory) to learn about the way they are bringing visuals to everyday meetings."
"Our value proposition quickly won over clients, and our success has only compounded over time. Our work has enabled brands like Whole Foods to facilitate more impactful conversations with the communities where they do business."
"Visual note-taking can work in nearly any industry and in a variety of capacities—strategy or brainstorming sessions, quarterly or annual meetings, conferences, keynote speeches, trade show booths or trainings."
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We're easy to work with
Your project manager and Ink Factory artist will have your back throughout your event.
Tailored to You
We work with you to create something custom, unique, and perfectly suited to you.
We're here for you when you need us us, and always deliver the quality you expect.