So you’re keen to explore graphic recording? Great! Here’s what we recommend:
- Join GRA as an associate member. This will give you access to a wealth of information about best practice, connect you to a network of your peers, and alert you to training and networking events. If you’re not ready to be a member yet, no worries! Follow GRA on social media to stay in the loop in the meantime.
- Check out the IFVP (International Forum of Visual Practitionerss). This is our field’s international professional membership association. They share some excellent information on the industry, learning opportunities, and an annual conference.
- Join the Graphic Facilitation facebook group. This is an informal group for visual practitioners worldwide to share work, ask and answer questions, share best practices, etc. Note: if you have a specific question, try searching the group first as it’s likely been asked before and a wealth of knowledge has been poured into this group!
- Look for a local or online Graphic Recording 101 style course, and explore opportunities to improve your basic lettering skills and drawing skills (e.g. by attending a life drawing class or drawing from a reference photo).
- Practice! Practice! Practice! Try your hand at sketching podcasts, TED talks, watching the news, attending meetings … any chance you get. And whenever you can, ask others for feedback that you can use to improve each time.