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Communications Solutions Website

The marketing and public relations firm Communication Solutions asked us to do a series of illustrations for their new website. Each image represents one of their services and appears as a slider at the top of their homepage. It was a fun project and the new website looks great!    Want to illustrate your website? Let’s Talk!

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Yes, and…Graphic Recording, Improv and You

At a recent conference I was standing beside a just-finished graphic recording while members of the audience crowded around to get a closer look and take pictures. Among the people who introduced themselves was a man who looked familiar. It turned out that, along with the day job which brought him to the event, he […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

Executive Retreats: The Big Picture

An executive retreat to rethink company culture is a challenge for everyone involved. Think about it: you ask a bunch of people who are used to controlling their respective domains to spend a day or more, often on a weekend, sequestered in a hotel conference room. There, a tirelessly cheerful facilitator tries to get them […]

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Doing It Digitally

I’m usually tucked in by 11:00 pm but at 2:00 am on April 30 I found myself graphic recording. No, it wasn’t for a conference of insomniacs or vampires—it was for an organization called We Love Reading. In Amman, Jordan where their event was held, the time was a reasonable 9:00 am. The work was […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

Don’t Lose It!

When I tell people about graphic recording they often ask is if it’s like being a courtroom sketch artist. The answer is, not really. Courtroom artists don’t try to record everything that happens at a trial. Instead, they produce a few representative drawings to serve as a record when photos and video aren’t allowed. Graphic recorders, […]

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The Magic Mirror

There are a lot of benefits to making graphic recording part of an event. It increases understanding and engagement, makes information memorable and leaves participants with a visual touchstone they can return to again and again. But there’s something else graphic recording contributes that’s no less important– it makes magic happen. As a graphic recording […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

The Illustrated Conference

Everyone loves illustrations. They add visual interest to books, articles and blog posts, creatively sum up content and attract reader’s attention. It’s true that most grown-up books don’t use them, but these days books are outliers. Look around and you’ll realize that it’s rare to find web content or magazine articles that don’t include images. […]

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#Realcollege 2018 at Temple University

On September 29 and 30, I was honored to graphically record the events at #Realcollege 2018, a conference organized to address the needs of needy and homeless college students at Temple University in Philadelphia. The conference attracted over 500 attendees from across the country, both social services professionals and students. The energy was palpable, especially […]

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Breakthrough Visuals on Fox 29

On Tuesday, October 2, I got a call out of the blue by a reporter from Fox 29, the local network affiliate. He told me that the station was running a little contest to find the best suggestion for a mascot for SEPTA, the public transportation authority here in Philadelphia and that he thought it’d […]

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Graphic Recording For All It’s Worth

When a client hires a graphic recorder to add excitement, engagement and clarity to a speaking event or workshop, they’re getting more than just the recorder’s time onsite. For openers, following every session, graphic recorders typically send clients high-quality digital photos of the charts they’ve created, cleaned up with editing software to even out lighting, […]