Graphic Recording

Capturing Conversations So Everyone Can See The Big Picture

Graphic Recording is created live and in real-time and captures key ideas and messages as they unfold during a meeting or conference.

Watching the drawing progress engages the participants and helps make the information more memorable – ideas are connected and creativity stimulated.

The graphic recording documents the meeting and acts as a collective memory bank for the participants and of course you get a unique visual artefact which can be displayed and shared after the event.

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What are the benefits of graphic recording?


Everyone can see the meeting unfold, follow the flow of ideas as they progress, see the big picture and make connections between ideas


It makes the information more memorable. Many of us are visual learners who find it easier to store and recall information when it’s presented visually


You get a visual record of your meeting – display the original images in your office and share the photographs with a wider audience. Great for social media!

When can graphic recording be used?

Graphic Recording takes place ‘real time’ whilst an event is in progress:

  • At meetings I can record the discussion as it unfolds.
  • At conferences I can record keynote presentations, panel discussions, Q & A, and workshop outcomes. As individual sessions and/or to bring together the key messages from the entire event.
  • I can also record webinars and podcasts either in real time or from the recording  – it’s a great way to create compelling visual content for your website and social media.
  • I can also join your Zoom or Teams meetings and draw live to capture the content of your meeting. Instead of seeing me you will see my iPad so everyone can see the drawing created in real time. I can also screen share as the meeting progresses and provide a digital image immediately after the meeting.

Graphic Recording Work

Here are some examples of my live graphic recording work – both online and live in the room.


Graphic Recording is a great way to record ideas and share them with a wider audience after the event. I love working alongside a facilitator to capture the key outcome and particularly enjoy drawing feedback from World Cafe and Open Space Sessions. Both techniques are brilliant for getting groups talking about issues that matter to them. And obviously, the images are a perfect way to share the outcomes with a wider audience, to use in funding applications and to gather supporters for the project.

  • Saints Foundation
  • Bishops Stortford Community Climate Gathering
  • Swaythling Community World Cafe
  • 3:Generate – Methodist Youth Conference
  • Bridge the Gap Bridgemary World Cafe
  • Winchester City Council  – shared vision for the city
  • Early parent interaction in deafness
Graphic Recording at Open Space workshop


Some of my favourite projects have been celebration events. Graphic recording is a lovely way to capture and share vital milestones and achievements with staff and stakeholders. And it’s not just for business and organisations – I’ve also drawn at a wedding and 60th birthday party which were great fun!

  • Brighton Women’s Centre.
  • Publicis Sapient 30 years
  • R&W annual conference
  • Coast to Capital LEP – An evening of entrepreneurship
Graphic Recording for celebration event


Meetings that inspire, engage and transform. Graphic recording at a live event or during an online meeting helps keep delegates attention on the topic and helps them retain the information being shared. Plus an eye catching image can help your report, social media post, or written communication get noticed after the event. A big poster on the office wall and on screens around the building is a great reminder of the event and helps keep the information fresh in everyone’s minds.

Sharing research data

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Workplace Wellbeing
  • St Helena Island – our Island our Future


Sharing stories & information

  • TEDx Southampton
  • Car Free Mega Cities
  • Community First – Winchester Funding Fayre
  • NYTH/NEST – The Power of Language
  • 100 Game Changers
  • The Big 100 Experience
  • Cooper Parry – Rebelution
  • Into the Unknown Small business leadership – Dave Gammon
  • TEDx Southampton
  • The Spring
  • Heroes and Villians – Brad Burton
  • Comm Ocean Conference
  • Portsmouth University Partnership & collaboration opportunities
  • Community First – Connected Society
  • Creative Portsmouth Conference
  • West Sussex County Council Children’s Social Care


Sharing Visions, Values and Future Plans

  • New Gold
  • Havant & South Downs College Leadership event
  • Willmott Dixon Growth Mindset Conference
  • Embedding Excellence – Bournemouth University
  • Future, Space, Place


I love hosting the networking wall at exhibition and events. I usually have a quick chat, find out about the person, their business and how they help their clients and draw a quick image to summarise our conversation. I encourage them to photograph the image and and share it on their socials with the event hashtag and find that visitors to the show gather round to find out what’s going on and wait to have their own drawing created. And whilst they’re waiting they’re networking! I also connect people and will often put images alongside others with a note to say ‘you need to talk!’

  • Meet the Buyer
  • Linked in Local Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth Business Expo
  • Business Innovation Expo
Graphic Recording at Networking Event

Event materials and ‘Visual Widgets’

In addition to providing a graphic recording service at events, I also help with the branding and create bespoke event materials such as:

  • slides
  • postcards
  • event evaluations
  • signage
  • visual agendas
  • notes pages
  • action plans
  • templates for group work
  • welcome walls
  • sign up sheets


And anything else you can think of!

Working With Me

I am always happy to chat over ideas at any time in the planning process.

I think it’s essential that the graphic recording element is seen as part of the event and I want to be sure that the images I create on the day deliver what you need. I can provide images in advance to warm up the audience, talk with your event team and facilitator and even visit the venue to make sure there is space for me on the day.

After the event, I can provide photographs of the recording, arrange for graphics to be scanned, framed or mounted and even convert the content into fresh digital images.

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