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.

raw-image1raw image 2.jpgthe originals


made with pens and paper and then cleaned in photoshop


Visual Minutes for Met Office #isituseful


A few weeks ago, I went off into the beautiful wilds of Devon to take visual minutes for the Met Office on behalf of the marvellous and mighty SCRIBERIA.

hard to get

We were attending a meeting of Euporias – a project run by 30 international experts in climate service development who gathered to discuss and identify the key principles that should be considered when developing new climate services.


Over 3 days, the Euporias team identified their new set of Principles, and I was there to capture the whole thing. The visuals created were used as a way of communicating the results of the meeting to the climate community and the public as a whole. They were also a great way of keeping track of the huge volume of ideas being produced so that refinements could be carried out and final concepts could be reached.

what they want

They were a lovely group and they did some hard and very useful work!

In other exciting news, there were also beavers in the local river…


Here are the final images. Each is about 3 meters long

METO 2 small

METO 1 small

METO 3 small