2022 A graphic recording year in review

How I spent 2022 in My Graphic Recording, Live Illustration Business

pie chart of graphic recording business activities

In 2022 my time was divided into 4 main categories: live digital graphic recording, live in person, creating graphics from pre or post recordings and studio work. I did about the same amount of studio work as I did last year but my live in person and my graphics from recordings percentages went up and my live digital went down. Most of the live in person work happened in the later part of the year as travel options became more available. Almost all of my travel work was local and meant I had a drive a short distance. Getting back in-person and using my markers again has been a real treat!

Here are a few of the topics that I worked in this year:

  • Mi'kmaq Fishing Rights
  • University: Health Faculty
  • Museum Association
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Chiefs
  • Women's networking
  • Sexual Health
  • Javascript
  • Buyer experience
  • Cyber Security
  • Linux
  • Consent
  • Food Justice
  • Substance Use Health
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Advance Education
  • Student union
  • Accessibility
  • DevOps
  • Neurodiversity
  • Oceans
  • DNS
  • Exporting
  • Education Advocacy
  • Edtech
  • Observability
  • Digital marketing
  • Stock markets

Studio work breakdown:

graphic illustrations for studio work

The studio work that I illustrated this year was a really interesting mix. Here are some of the different types of studio projects I worked on.

Year over year number of graphic recordings

year over year graphic recording

I don't believe in overnight success. You'll see here that over the first few years I grew slowly but consistently. Even though the pandemic entered our lives in 2020 I had a huge spike in number of graphics created, this is because remotely and digitally I can create much more then what I can create in person.

Drum roll please...

chart count 2022 graphic recording minds eye creative

In 2022 I drew around 612 graphics from either the live digital, live in person or from post/pre recordings!

Total graphics drawn

Ashton rodenhiser minds eye creative graphic recordings

I've drawn an estimate 2229 presentations/conversations since I started back in 2013. Before March 2020 I was fully in person and since 2020 graphics have been created mostly digitally with more in-person later this year. 

I'm starting to book in many projects and events for 2023 already! If you have an event or idea you'd like to discuss. Don't hesitate to reach out and get booked in!