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

 

Melissa Fleming – Let’s help Refugees thrive, not just survive.

Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and she has given an extraordinary talk on TED about how to help refugee thrive. Rather than letting people languish in the misery and boredom experienced in refugee camps, why not teach them vital skills that will help them one day rebuild their shattered homelands and at the same time keep them focused on nurturing future peace? This is a beautiful talk and seems to suggest a very tangible and sensible solution to one of the largest humanitarian issues of our world. Do listen to it HERE and hopefully enjoy the illustrations I’ve done to go with it.

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