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Some of the frequently asked questions about me and my work

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  • What will it cost?

    I generally work on a day rate, plus expenses. My day rate for graphic recording, visual note taking and illustration includes time for planning and design, set -up, finishing and administration, and usually travel time. Once I know enough about your requirements I can provide a detailed quote and will agree a clear plan and price with you in advance.
  • How much notice do you need?

    I have bookings up to 18 months ahead, so it’s best to give me as much notice as possible to secure my availability and get the best outcomes. However, I can step in at short notice so it’s always worth getting in touch.
  • Who do you work with?

    I enjoy working with a wide range of people in different settings and sectors. My work has supported all sorts of processes and events - for example consultation and stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, organisational development, conferences, learning and training, campaigning, and community action. I have worked successfully with executives, professionals, disabled people, customers, staff groups, academics, children and young people, older people, work teams, business leaders and more. I’m always delighted to work with new people and disciplines!
  • What kind of documents can you illustrate?

    My illustrations have added value to strategies, reports, guidelines, presentations, summaries and planning frameworks for diverse audiences. I’m happy to discuss how I could make your reports and communications come to life.
  • I’m not sure how to make our event work - can you help?

    I’m always happy to discuss your plans in advance, and can offer creative advice and support in the design and running of your event.
  • How many people can you work with?

    I can support anything from one-to-one meetings to large events. You might want to check out the difference between graphic recording and graphic or creative facilitation when thinking about how I could add most value to your event, given the number of people involved. For larger or longer events I sometimes work with associates.
  • What practical things do I need to consider?

    Live graphic recording and facilitation can mean planning for a few practical requirements, like flat, smooth wall space to attach paper to, or space for large portable boards, so it is helpful to talk to me in good time.  For live events with breakout sessions it’s especially important to agree how key content and decisions will reach me. Take a look at my helpful practical guide.
  • How do you condense all that information into the drawing?

    I always work with you to fully understand what you need from me, offering advice and support from an early stage. Generally I will prepare and agree a design layout with you in advance. I listen deeply, read carefully and simplify complex information into meaningful images and words suitable for your audience.
  • Do we keep the drawings?

    Yes, you keep the original copy and I will send you digital images too. If you require them (for example, for publishing purposes) I can get high resolution scans made of the originals, for an extra charge. They are yours to use under a Creative Commons licence, providing you acknowledge me as the creator.
  • Do you need to understand our work?

    Graphic and creative facilitation can work well in many settings and I don’t need to have detailed or technical knowledge of your business to help you to achieve your goals.
  • Do you do cartoons?

    I usually represent people and their diversity symbolically, using colour, shape and posture rather than drawing named individuals, but I sometimes do rough pen portraits of main speakers.
  • Do you do animated graphics?

    Yes I can, working with trusted partners. This is a popular and engaging product that requires significant time and expertise. Please call me to discuss your needs.
  • Can you provide graphics for our communications?

    Yes, I am happy to discuss how illustration can meet your needs.
  • Do you only do graphics?

    Not at all, I offer a range of creative and engaging techniques and approaches to help you get the most out of your events. I am an experienced facilitator so can work with you to plan and run sessions that deliver great results. Working in partnership with you I can help to deliver your event outcomes through creative and visual approaches and great processes. I am happy to advise on and provide creative ways of realising the potential in the room and can help you to plan and deliver a really effective and memorable event.
  • Where are you based?

    I'm based in the West Midlands, so can get to most places fairly easily. I am happy to travel within and beyond the UK.
  • What does your board look like?

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    "Many thanks for your and your colleague’s work during the conference. The illustration seemed to work very well in terms of attracting people to the stand and helping to convey the strategy, and we hope to use elements of the illustration for our strategy publication later this year. The drawing looks amazing and I really hope we are going to use it for the strategy launch event and/or the publication."

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