A bit late I know!
Here are some highlights from graphic recording events of last year. I'm not able to share all the work I do but here's a selection of jobs I really enjoyed that I can share. Thank you to all the wonderful clients I've had!
One thing from 2018 I particularly enjoyed was getting to grips with Procreate on the iPad. This has opened up possibilities for live digital graphic recording (see Google tech IE in gallery) and also illustration for print. The black and white images below were actually colouring-in posters that were about 3m wide when printed- all done on Procreate.
Also, a new development from 2018 is an Irish network for freelance graphic recorders. A small but mighty group has formed to share skills and information about graphic recording in Ireland. Watch this space for some collective action from this group in 2019!
I always wanted to make GIFs.. and finally I've persuaded clients to let me! The above was prepared for an event on inclusion, using the brand of the client as a starting point. In the end it wasn't used so I'm sharing it here. It isn't perfect, but it took me AGES. I couldn't stop myself. I've made other, smaller ones also. They can be a nice way to attract attention on social media, as a counterpoint to still graphics. So.... if you want one- get in touch!! While I'm still a bit obsessed...
GIFS below on "Automating Processes" and "Spreading Innovation"
On the 27th of July I was capturing the learning at an event organised by NUI Galway, the Irish Development Education Association and the NGO Suas. The event was aimed at academics and researchers interested in how we educate for global citizenship- specifically how Global Citizenship Education can at times exclude those it seeks to educate about/ on behalf of. The seminar consisted of a number of presentations and some dialogue between the academics and the practitioners assembled. There were some fairly challenging ideas presented and discussed. The "graphic learning capture" was produced to share the learning of the day with wider audiences. Below are some screen grabs of the final pdf.
UCD Research and Innovation asked me to create a visually engaging map of the campus, communicating their Research and Innovation activities. This was a new departure for me in many ways- the flat style, entirely digital. I learned a lot! 45 or so individual icons were created and placed on the stylised map as well as numerous little extra bits to add visual interest. I really enjoyed creating every little piece in Illustrator and connecting everything up to the whole.
Here are some images that were part of a graphic harvest for Suas Educational Development, a great NGO that focuses on transformative education, both overseas with its partners in developing countries and at home with third level students. It co-hosted a day exploring the role of Higher Education on global justice. I was there to do three things: 1) A 14-page graphic harvest of the entire day which could be emailed out to everyone afterwards, 2) graphic tweets from the keynote and other speakers and 3) harvest the conversation circles which I did in an analogue (!) way- with coloured paper circles distributed and collected and made into a network-type mural for all to see.
All of the work was done in Illustrator and projected at the end of the day- even though it was not quite finished!
It is great to work with supportive clients like Suas who really value the visual contribution. I really like working digitally.... but my heart is still with ink and paper!
More talking about Climate Change? Yes. But this is different. Climate Conversations is a series of dialogues aiming to bring everyone, from every background together to act positively towards the transition we all know is coming. It is organised by a multi-stakeholder group comprising IBEC, ICTU, Christian Aid, Trócaire and the Environmental Pillar under the platform "Climate Gathering". There are 5 FREE events over 2 months. The first event, "Communicating the Challenge" took place on March 18th in Liberty Hall, with a stirring opening by David Begg (formerly) of ICTU. Each event will have artists, musicians and unique perspectives on the issue. Join the conversation at #climateconversations and get your tickets here.
I am doing digital graphic recording for the event, including some graphic tweets- see below.