Live Graphic Recording
Live Graphic Recording is a powerful tool that captures a presentation, conversation or brainstorming session using illustrations, colour and lettering, in real time.
It focuses on capturing the essence of a discussion and concisely recording the key ideas and messages during conferences, corporate meetings and workshops, as it happens.
This process creates engagement and allows the participants to connect different ideas and perspectives. Often this will lead to helping develop new ideas. In open sessions, capturing contributions through brainstorming encourages focus and participation.
A Live Graphic Recording event helps participants understand, remember, and emotionally connect with what is being said in a fun and creative way. At the end of the session there is a memorable, fun, shareable visual artefact or visual snapshot that lives on, long after the event.
The Benefits of using Graphic Recording Services
You tell us all about your session regarding location, time frames, general topics or themes to be covered and why you want a Graphic Recording.
We provide a quote for the entire event, including pre-event meetings and preparation time and post-event preparation work of the final images.
This quote is simply for the event and does not include additional costs such as travel (flights and taxis) and accommodation.
We provide paper, drawing materials etc for the event, unless the client as something specific in mind they wish to use.
Graphic recording delivers the most value when we plan in advance how best to integrate it with your event. In the weeks leading up to an event, we schedule planning calls with you to go over the agenda, any background / context information, and identify the best way to engage participants
It is important for us to understand the objectives and running times of the session, who is presenting and have a clear idea of the capture expectations.
We partner with you to identify clear objectives and then design and customise our process to meet those objectives.
We also research the discussion topics and your organization, ahead of time, to fully understand the context. This helps us develop images and metaphors unique to your content, so the visuals are not composed of cliched metaphors, or insensitive imagery. It makes a tremendous difference in people connecting to the graphics and feeling they are accurate to the discussion. We also tailor our graphic style to the communication style of your organization.
If I cannot set up the day before, I am there at least one hour before the sessions start to set up. Having a pre-set allocated location and space is essential to make this smooth on the day.
It is during this setting- up time that I meet the facilitator (or the person running the event), any I.T. relevant people and if necessary, any of the presenters/speakers.
I work on large sheets of paper using specially designed pen markers.
I draw and capture the live conversation/presentation at the times allocated
One or more recordings can be done during the event depending on what the client wants captured. This is discussed prior to the event.
The Graphic Recordings are on display during the event so the participants can see and refer to the information during the meeting.
I draw during the event at the time of the relevant sessions. However, I will generally continue working on the Graphic Recording most of the time booked.
Content is taken from the key notes of presentations and discussions. I present them as linework in black, colour (often themed to the company colours or as a way of connecting common themes), engaging images/icons and literal capture of key phrases from the session.
At times, agendas can change last minute. During an event, tough discussion may push things in a different direction. Also, it may simply be that the facilitator may wish to shift the event’s direction.
I am flexible to adjust to the needs of the conference and I will regularly check in with organizers to ensure the graphics are working well.
Once the Graphic Recordings are completed, I photograph them, using a tablet or camera and save them for digital usage.
The original artwork on paper is left with the client to have and do with what they wish. The end product belongs to the client.
If requested by the client, we can have a debrief of the event and its outcomes, the captured and
digital outputs and any other follow- ups required.
I will provide you with high-resolution digital versions of the graphic recordings within 7 business days after the meeting.
These can be provided in any digital format you want and are delivered by email or web transfer eg Dropbox or We Transfer
You get a high quality, high resolution colour image, for
both print and web usage.
This makes sure you are getting the most from your Graphic Recording!
The digital images can be used in reports, shared online, or individual graphics can be isolated as stand-alone JPEGs for use in other communication materials (such as Power Points, presentations, publications, etc).
Also, the Graphic Recording can be printed as posters or educational material that can be used in-house by your organisation.