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4 Tips for Faster Sketchnoting

By webadmin | May 5, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton holding a piece of paper that reads 'Build your visual vocabulary'. Next to her is a big speech bubble that reads '4 tips for sketchnoting faster'

One of the biggest concerns I hear from beginner sketchnoters is that they won’t be able to keep up with whatever they’re taking notes on. And I totally get it. Sometimes when you’re sitting in a lecture or listening to a presentation it can feel like the information is flying …

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My Very First Graphic Recording (Then and Now)

By webadmin | April 28, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton and the title 'The first graphic recording i ever did. Then and now.'

I’ve been using sketchnoting techniques for graphic recording and graphic facilitation since 2013, which, I recently realized, is almost a decade!  It’s been A Journey. And today I’m going to show you where I started…and where I am now.  By 2013, I’d been facilitating group sessions for a while, and …

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The Digital Tools I Use in My Business

By webadmin | April 4, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton and the title 'The tech I use in my graphic recording business'

Graphic recording isn’t all markers and paper (or tablets and styluses)! I use a lot of digital tools and platforms in my day-to-day business, and I thought I would give them a shout-out in this (completely not-sponsored and entirely heartfelt) appreciation post! I was honestly shocked when I made this …

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My Go-To Tools for Digital Graphic Recording

By webadmin | March 29, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton and the title 'My prefered drawing devices and software in my graphic recording business.'

When I’m live illustrating a virtual conference or event, people are often curious about what kind of equipment and program I use to draw with. It makes sense because, when I’m graphic recording in person, they can see me and my gear up there in front of the audience-but when …

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Top 5 sites for doodly inspiration

By webadmin | March 21, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton and the title 'My favorite websites for doodle inspiration'

Even though I’ve been graphic recording for the better part of a decade and have quite the visual vocabulary at this point, I’m still always on the lookout for new inspiration. I like seeing how I could draw things differently or just adding new ideas to my bank of mental …

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My Favorite Markers for Sketchnoting and Live Illustration

By webadmin | March 10, 2022 | 0
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A photo of a rainbow of BIG ONE Neuland markers

When I’m graphic recording in person at a live event, people come up to me all the time and ask what kind of markers I use. I LOVE it when they chat with me, and geeking out about markers and stationery supplies is the best! Since they’re some of my …

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How I Share my Screen Using Manycam

By webadmin | March 4, 2022 | 0
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A photo of Ashton and the title 'How I share my screen using manycam'

One question I get asked pretty often is how I share my screen when I’m graphic recording live events. It’s actually a very simple process, so I thought I’d do a quick post and explain how it’s done! When you hire me to live illustrate or graphic record a virtual …

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10 Memorable talks from 2021

By webadmin | December 16, 2021 | 0
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A graphic recording titled FireSide Chat with Adam Grant for the Life Hikes event. In shades of red, orange and yellow by Minds Eye Creative

2021 was a busy year of graphic recording and live illustration. I was so grateful to bring so many conversations and presentation to life (all 711 of them!) and I wanted to share 10 that were memorable. It’s so difficult to pick out “favorites” but these ones were memorable for …

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2021 A Year in Review

By webadmin | December 6, 2021 | 0
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A pie graph, in shades of purple, of the types of work Minds Eye Creative did during the year. 65% live graphic recording, 17% graphic recording from pre recorded events, 14% studio work, 2% live graphic recording, 2% on courses and books.

2021 a Year in Review! As I wind down for the year and force myself to take a much needed break I wanted to put together a 2021 Year in Review to see how I spent my time this year! Having a graphic recording business is amazing and I love …

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