What is graphic recording?
Graphic recording (aka visual note-taking) is the process of drawing a summary of a speech or discussion while listening in real-time. Graphic recordings are the resulting documentation, used to help people remember and communicate the content presented. They are usually characterized by a combination of hand-drawn text and iconographic imagery.
Graphic recording is a powerful way to transform the way organizations engage their employees, customers, and clients. We'll work with you to achieve your goals through the power of drawing.
Virtual Graphic Recording
Ink Factory’s artists aren’t limited to paper and markers. We can create graphic recordings digitally, and stream them anywhere in the world–wherever your audience is.
Just like traditional graphic recording, 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.
Graphic recording brings your ideas to life, live
Graphic recorders are not only expert illustrators–they’re expert listeners. Graphic recording (we also call it visual note-taking) is done live, so when you’re talking, we’re drawing. The result is a visual summarizing the key takeaways of your discussion. We can create one visual or many–it all depends on your event and agenda.
“The live notes installation beautiful and helped our guests to engage with the event's theme around sustainability in a meaningful and interactive manner.”
MELISSA SOMMER, SHEDD AQUARIUM
“No boring bulleted lists here! Their talents are unmatched and result in a stimulating takeaway from each keynote.”
MEGAN BONELLI, FRANCO
“Everyone was absolutely fascinated by their work, in awe of their talent, and appreciative of the artifact to help us continue having discussions started at the conference.”
ERIN KIEFFNER, ONE MAIN FINANCIAL
We create a plan with you for how to best incorporate graphic recording services into your event.
Your dedicated project manager and artist will work closely with you throughout the process.
Along with the original graphic recordings, you’ll get digital copies you can print and share.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do with the graphic recordings as they are finished?
For in-person events, most clients display the finished visuals in a common area, gallery-style. High traffic areas are always a great place to display graphic recordings. For longer, multi-day events, our artists can connect boards to create stunning
living murals. Displaying the visual notes together creates a central hub of information and ups engagement throughout your event.
What can be done with the graphic recordings after the event?
We provide you with high-resolution digital versions within two business days after the event. The digital versions are perfect for post communication with your attendees and speakers such as newsletters, white pages, and integrating into your website or blog. They may also be printed as physical mementos of the event (like on super cool plexiglass replicas, shirts, water bottles, etc). Our team will handle all of the shipping of the boards to your event. However, Ink Factory does not handle the shipping of boards post-event. After the event, they’re yours to keep and facilitate shipping.
For live events, does the artist have to be on stage?
The artist does not have to be directly on stage, but we recommend that the artist be placed in a visible area for a more engaging experience for your audience. This also ensures the artist can hear the speaker without interruption.
Do I need more than one artist?
Your project manager will work with you to find the right fit for supporting your event. They will discuss the amount of content you want to be visualized, breakout or parallel session support, and any other enhancements we can provide for your conference or event to make sure you get the most value from your artists.
you talk. we draw. it’s awesome.
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