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Graphic recording is when a person like me documents a group’s conversation or a presenter's speech by drawing on a large piece of paper or foam core using markers. This is done in real time with the graphic recorder standing in the room...even a virtual one.

The visual capturing of people's ideas and expressions—in words and drawings—can be a catalyst for generating new ideas, for aiding comprehension, or to help people see emerging patterns in group interactions. 

These giant drawn documents (see examples on the Gallery page) are a joint venture between the meeting facilitator, the graphic recorder and the meeting's participants. They serve as a visual map of the event and allows the group's collective work to be better understood and to be shared with others.

Let's create something together!  

Clients I've recorded for include:  
NASA, Hyland, The Cleveland Browns, Sherwin Williams, Parker, Nestlé, CLIFFS, MetroHealth Hospital, Content Marketing World, Rockwell Automation, Ryerson, Phillips, Steris, Explorys, Avery Dennison, COSE, OneCommunity, Catalyst Consulting, TEDxCleveland, Weatherhead School of Management at CASE, Cleveland State University, Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative at CASE, Leadership Cleveland, Mobile Meals Inc., University of Michigan, A Place 4 Me, Waiting Child Fund, Cleveland Clinic, Athersys, Smuckers, GE Lighting, John Carroll University, The APLU, Timken, Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Gilbane, BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, OverDrive, Build Initiative, Juniper Networks, Recovery Resources, Bath and Body Works, KeyBank, Forest City, Americhem, The Center for Community Solutions, Walden University and the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland.

"Seeing you work now in two different settings - with people from an established nonprofit and then with people in a high-growth tech start-up - is just plain impressive. The folks really got a lot from the graphic recording and were still talking about it when I left yesterday."

Deb Palmer George,  Principal at Palmer Solutions /

"Thank you so much Jo!  I’m very grateful that you were able to join us.  So many people were amazed (and continued to be amazed) at your work.  You add such an awesome dynamic to events like the one this morning."

Will Tarter, Community Engagement Specialist at One Community

"I have referred Jo to many of my clients because, simply put, she is amazing. I have had the pleasure of watching her graphic record mulitple sessions at Content Marketing World, each with different topics, and Jo somehow captures the essence of every thing the presenter is saying in a way that dazzles the audience. She quietly draws incredible images while the speaker delivers his presentation and when it's all over there is this magnifent piece of art that depicts every idea, key concept, and relevant point from the verbal presenation . I have also seen Jo capture the thoughts of ideas from brainstorming and strategy sessions. Participants are validated, and delighted, to see that their thoughts and ideas were not only heard, but interpreted brillianty, in pictures! Jo is exceptionally talented and always exceeds my expectations."

Jennifer LehnerDigital Marketing Strategist / Social Media Expert/

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