What is Graphic Recording?
Graphic recording (also referred to as visual recording, reflective graphics, graphic listening) is the art of capturing stories, ideas and expressions through imagery and words in large format. Key messages come alive with color, images and words. There are several ways in which graphic recordings can take form, primarily those captured in the moment (also known as live graphic recording) or following a session (completed in a studio). At ViClarity Inc. we offer both of these options.
To find graphic recorders in Calgary, connect with the Calgary Visual Practitioners on LinkedIn or to find a graphic recorder closer to you, checkout the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP).
Benefits of Graphic Recording
Graphic recording can be used to keep agreement top-of-mind with understanding achieved at your event.
Graphic recordings are a wonderful tool to display after an event to keep subject matter fresh.
The visual telling of an event story or journey promotes validation among participants.
Graphic recordings allow a place for participants to offer their comments and know their voices were heard.
Graphic recordings can be used at subsequent sessions.
Graphic recordings are a visual artifact which tell a compelling story.
Graphic recording can be used as a participant digital souvenir.
"We provide visual clarity for individuals, teams and organizations through graphic recording."
Clients Love Us
Project Manager, Integrated Youth Hub - Canadian Mental Health Association
Working with Joleyne was an absolute pleasure. To watch her bring our Youth Hub Community Mapping Day to life was magical. From our very first conversation, Joleyne was focused on truly understanding the purpose and goal of the day, ensuring she fully included the perspective of the diverse group of participants in the room. She captured everything beautifully and accurately, and we’re looking forward to preserving it as a piece of art for our youth hub and sharing it with the community.
Regional Sport Development Officer, Sport Manitoba
I worked with Joleyne during an Open Space Technology session I facilitated as part of the completion of my Master of Arts, and my experience was excellent. This was the first time working with a Graphic Recorder and Joleyne has set the standard pretty high for future work! Not only did she help to guide me through the process, she maintained a professional and supportive role throughout.What made this experience unique was that we used videoconferencing to connect virtually during the session. My group was located in Manitoba and Joleyne remained in Alberta. She and I met a few times prior to and following the session and she worked her magic virtually, in real-time during. Though separated by an entire province, our experience was as if she was right in the room with us. Even though the session is long finished, the beautiful work/art that Joleyne left us with will keep our conversations, ideas and next steps top of mind.
Associate Registrar, SAIT
I’ve twice had the pleasure of working with Joleyne on World Café’s. Joleyne has on both occasions provided us with beautiful and powerful imagery that accurately captures in graphic form the spirit and passion of the conversations we had. More importantly for me personally though, Joleyne was an important resource who gently guided me toward running a better world café with better questions, a better atmosphere and deeper conversations.
Associate Director / Manager Planning & Operations - University of Alberta Press
Joleyne is an experienced professional who ensured that she had the tools and space needed to create a strong visual record of an important conference featuring 28 different speakers. We consider her graphic recording to be a legacy piece that will be of use to participants, those interested in the learnings from the event, and funders.Our plans for the recording include showing it at PD and annual conferences held by the organizers, particularly the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (fall) and the Writers Guild of Alberta (spring). We will laminate the original paper copy so that it will travel well. The scan will be housed in ERA (Education and Research Archive) here at the U of Alberta for posterity. A reduced version of the scan will be available from The Writing Stick website.
Internal Hub Advisor, Public Affairs Branch – Alberta Energy Regulator
Joleyne was fantastic to work with. She really captured the culture and spirit of our team through intensive research and having one-on-one conversations. She was even open to requests to customize the piece, which was vital to the success of our offsite. We really appreciate all of her hard work!
Linda K. Williams
The Brand You Project
Joleyne brings a multitude of skills to her craft. In addition to creating clever graphics, she mines the room for insights, elevates the most important ideas and encourages engagement throughout her process. She is a delight to work with and prepares impeccably in advance.
EMT-PCouncil President - Alberta College of Paramedics
I had ViClarity Inc. do a custom recognition piece for a well-respected colleague reflecting their contribution to the organization they were moving on from. I easily arranged a face to face meeting which took into account my busy schedule. The meeting was expertly conducted. Joleyne was able to pull ideas from our conversation and turn them in to meaningful visuals. She included everything from our conversation; I felt heard. The best testimonial would come from the surprise on the face (and in the heart) of the individual who received this totally unique depiction of their time in the organization. It was an emotional moment for everyone in the room. I tell business colleagues about this unique approach to capturing the true feelings of an important business meeting. Given the opportunity I will use ViClarity Inc. again.