I deliver engaging, interactive keynotes that share why drawing is such a powerful thinking tool — and concrete, accessible hows that get your people immediately picking up paper and pen to make meaning of their work and your event.

Beyond "sage on the stage," I use my experience as a trainer and facilitator to create a custom experience for your audience.

View my 2013 TEDxWindyCity talk, Shape Your Thinking. >

Browse my YouTube channel for more examples of my speaking style and content. >

Contact me to discuss speaking at your event, retreat or conference. >


My signature program is The Lab, a three-day immerision into visual thinking through the lens of graphic facilitation. Six people join me in this safe yet challenging environment full of practice, conversation, experiementation and direct feedback.

Find out about the next Lab, October 5-7, in Chicago. >

I also create custom learning programs that can be geared towards the process-focused corners of The Draw Quad:
Drawing to DO
Instruction on graphic facilitation, how to be the one person drawing to serve a group
Drawing to THINK
Geared towards individuals developing their personal visual thinking skills.

Reach out to me to explore how I can teach you and your team the best use of visual thinking tools. >


I write on the power of drawing as your best thinking tool. The Brandyfesto is a PDF introduction to my ideas.

My first book is The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning, It was soon dubbed "The Graphic Facilitation Bible" by visual thinking leader Nancy Margelius. This book breaks down the complicated role of the graphic facilitator into 25 guiding principles.

Read a sample chapter,
The Powers of Graphic Facilitation. >

Order your copy of The GFG, both in print and on Kindle. >

I am nearly finished with my second book, The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking in your own hands. Based on the central 5-step model of my TEDx talk, this book is for anyone who wants to embrace drawing and strengthen your visual thinknig skills.

Take a sneak peek at the book, via my successful Kickstarter campaign. >


For nearly two decades, I have worked as a graphic facilitator; the one person in the room mapping out the conversations and presentations for a wide variety of clients. I transform your discussion into a tangible drawing that frees your best mind to focus, make more connections, generate new ideas and understand their work in new ways.

As the visual, silent partner to a facilitator, I collaborate with you to make meetings more productive with the best use of visual, spatial and kinesthetic tools.

See my Introduction to graphic facilitation (when I had hair). >

View my portfolio, with samples from my 18 years of work. >

Read my graphic facilitation FAQs to learn how to best work together. >

Learn more through my YouTube channel. >

Connect with me for details and to discuss if graphic facilitation is a fit for your event. >

At age two, I started drawing and I haven't stopped yet. In this section, you can see galleries of my many personal projects across drawing, printmaking, photography, sewing, ceramics. Anything that lets me think with my hands.

Visit The Circus, my latest series of gocco silkscreen prints. >

A joyful project from 2007, here's a set of pillow dolls I drew and sewed. >

It's state fair time, so mosey over to one of my very first online galleries from 2001. My favorite images from the Minnesota State Fair. >

Peruse all of the Galleries of my personal work. >


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