Graphic Recording Practice & why it’s important

martin Reeves scribe small.jpgThere are 2 reasons to do Graphic Recording practice between paid jobs. 1: to get better (duh) and 2: because the vast majority of client work in this field is Data Protected. Usually you’re working with the top echelons of the company, documenting their strategy and plans for the future, so the content can be a bit top secret. That means absolutely no sharing it on your website on pain of death. As a result, many Graphic Recorders and Facilitators can work solidly for months without anything tangible to show for it (apart from a happy bank manager). So doing the odd ‘practice’ recording is good to keep your hand in, but also useful to show people what you can do. This recording took about 1.5 hours and was then photographed and cleaned up in photoshop to show how it would be delivered to the client. Here’s the original video.

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made with pens and paper and then cleaned in photoshop

 

Scribing for EMC, as featured on Scriberia’s blog

Most of the scribing or graphic recording I do is at meetings that are top secret. Many forms have to be signed, oaths sworn and mysterious handshakes shook (shaken? whatever) to protect the privacy of the client. As such it can be hard to show off the work you’ve done, or at least any opportunities are at best, sporadic. I was delighted therefore to hear that EMC were happy for Scriberia to write about my experiences working with them, because I greatly enjoyed attending their meeting last summer in Paris. They were a great group and very inspiring as they fought to increase roles and recognition for women in the tech sector.

Scriberia have written a post on their blog about it here which is very nice:

http://www.scriberia.co.uk/scribing/clarice-in-paris.html

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