Graphic Recording Bio
As a globally recognised Graphic Recorder, Ray draws on 18 years of knowledge, experience and insight gained from working across 17 countries, dozens of industries and hundreds of events. Having founded smallmountains Ltd in London in 2001 he has listened, synthesised and captured meetings, workshops and conversations from Davos to Miami, Tokyo to Mumbai and rather a lot of places in between. His breadth of client experience ranges across Government (local, national, international), Corporates, Community, Sports, Sustainability and Education and has worked with World Leaders and Royal Families.
With a focus on story, Ray strives to create a live bespoke artwork from every session, culminating in a rich illustration encapsulating the essence of your event... with a little sprinkling of wit. These artworks are often printed on canvas or framed on the walls of head offices as has been the case with BP London, University of Melbourne and AFL House amongst others.
Listening to your workshop as one of the few non-subject matter experts in the room, Ray is in a privileged position to be able to hear your content for what it is, rather than through any personal bias or filter (although he says this may not be possible if scribing for Mr Trump).
Along side live Graphic Recording, Ray has worked extensively with clients from around the world to transform complex and often confusing content into digestible yet highly detailed Rich Pictures and Infographics, either as stand alone communication pieces or to augment written documentation.
When not Graphic Recording live in front of an audience or turning many many pages of dry text into engaging visuals, Ray spends time illustrating people’s life journeys. A little bit like the red book in “this is your life”, but in pictures. What do you get someone for a 50th (or any age of your choosing)... a visual story of their life.
He also spent many years on expeditions to places no one goes just to try and get to the top of things or simply to be the first person to go there. Along the way he occasionally fell off those things, was chased by large carnivores or people with knives, got shot at from time to time, broke some bones, needed the odd suture here and there (often doing the stitching himself), discovered some stuff, rescued some people, got rescued himself, was married by Elvis, became friends with some Hollywood folk, fell in a crevasse once or twice and broke his nose in a bank.
His most important achievement is being a DAD... which at the end of the day is the job that really matters the most.