Graphic Recording Bio
Alan is an award winning visual storyteller with over 20 years of experience across creative industries. As a graphic recorder he’s had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients including Qantas, The NSW Department of Innovation, Macquarie Bank, The Australian National Maritime Museum, Transport for NSW, Google, Sydney Metro, The University of Technology Sydney, Westpac, E-Health and many more.

Alan is well known for his ability to rapidly synthesise complex concepts into striking visualisations which are tailored to the needs of his clients. Through his business Sh8peshifters, Alan and his team provide a broad range of visual communication services such as graphic facilitation, strategy visualisation, storyboarding, illustration, and visual thinking training among many others.

As a creative, Alan has worked as a filmmaker, art director, writer, designer, teacher and comic artist - all of which enriches his practice as a graphic recorder. He is currently working on an illustrated children’s book for his daughter.
Client Testimonials
“I have been fortunate to have experienced Alan's craft a number of times over the past few years. Not only is he a great listener and master communicator but Alan can teach complete novices how to communicate using visual art in only a couple of hours. He is also humble and quick to blush so don't tell him I said such nice things about him!”

Kirk Pitman, Executive Director - PROPOS

“Alan is one of the most talented visual communicators I've known. He can wield a stylus as deftly as a pen and comfortably moves from: - ideation to creating engaging story arcs; - graphic facilitation to illustration of finished layouts; and - storyboarding to directing video. Everyone who sees his work is amazed by Al's speed and professional quality. To top it all off, he's an amazing guy and fun to hang around (especially if you like movies, comics, or sci-fi). I've always loved working with Alan and he will always be our first port of call for visual storytelling.”

Ash Donaldson, Behaviour Design Director - TOBIAS

“We used Sh8pheshifters for a recent Data Workshop to capture the discussion and visually represent the outcomes. The quality of the final product was amazing, easily understandable by the wider group. I would highly recommend his (Alan) and his team’s sketch services.”

Nathan Cornish, General Manager Service Delivery - BAI COMMUNICATIONS

Years of Experience
5 - 7 Years
Services Provided