What is Graphic Recording?

Graphic Recording is the art of listening to spoken words, translating them into images, and drawing those images – in real time.

Graphic Recording is used at conferences, workshops, and meetings to summarize presentations, visualize processes and their results, and contextualize different speakers’ contributions.

Graphic Recording enables cooperation, facilitates understanding, and structures information.

Graphic recording employs humor, metaphor and caricature to make tacit knowledge explicit. It paints rich and engaging pictures of events, which often spark new ideas and conversations among participants.

The resulting images are living records of the events, which can be distributed to participants and non-participants alike through electronic and print media to ensure lasting impact.

In many organizations, Graphic Recording supports growth, development and change, and continually motivates the stakeholders in these processes.

For clients already comfortable with visual methods, I also offer strategic illustration, playability consulting, and complexity mapping.

Find out what I can do for you, your team, and your organization.


  • Graphic Recording Vonovia Perspektiven zur Zukunft des Bauens Fachkonferenz 2022 Workshop Lieferketten und Logistik
  • Graphic Recording Vonovia Perspektiven zur Zukunft des Bauens Fachkonferenz 2022 Workshop Lieferketten und Logistik
  • Graphic Recording Virtual G7 High Level Event 2022 Workshop on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy BMUV Bundesministerium für Umwelt
  • Graphic Recording Tag der Jobcenter 2021 Workshop Jobcenter im Wandel Eine Chance auf Veränderung
  • Graphic Recording Geh deinen Weg - Hep beraber 2021 Jugendforum zum 60. Jahrestag des Deutsch-Türkischen Anwerbeabkommens Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales BMAS
  • Graphic Recording Goethe Institut 2020 Ich denke nicht, ich tanze Konzert Deutschland China Berge Band
  • Graphic Recording Global Supply Chains Global Responsibility 2020 EU2020 Strengthening European Sector Dialogues How can expertise be pooled meaningfully Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales BMAS
  • Graphic Recording Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales BMAS Zukunftswerkstatt 2020 Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit Herausforderungen Begegnen Arbeit neu Denken
  • Graphic Recording The Role of AI in Occupational Safety and Health 2020 EU2020 BMAS Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales Denkfabrik
  • Graphic Recording Civic Coding 2021 BMAS Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales BMU Bundesministerium für Umwelt, BMFSJ Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend Gemeinwohlorientiert Gemeinnützig Unternehmen und KI
  • Graphic Recording Tech AD 2020 Berlin Autonomous Driving
  • Graphic Recording Agile PEP Minds 2019 Produktentwicklung
  • Graphic Recording re:publica 2019 Macht und Demokratie BMAS Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales 2019 Denkfabrik
  • Graphic Recording ESMT Leadership Day 2019 Berlin European School of Management and Technology Sustainable Leadership
  • Innovationsforum Digitale Gesundheit 2019 Digitale Gesundheit 2025 Ökosystem für Digitale Lösungen BMG Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
  • Graphic Recording Automotive Tech AD 2018 Autonomous Driving Berlin
  • Graphic Recording Virtual Workplace Evolution 2018 
  • Graphic Recording The White Helmets Countering Disinformation in Conflict 2018
  • Graphic Recording Dialogforum 5G Perspektiven für BOS 2018 BMVI Bundesministerium für Verkehr
  • Graphic Recording Das Bauen von Morgen 2018 Leipzig BMUB Bundesministerium für Umwelt
  • Graphic Recording Smart Variant 2017 Berlin
  • Graphic Recording Smart Remote2017 Berlin
  • Graphic Recording DTIM Disruption Technology and Innovation Foresight Minds Berlin 2020
  • Graphic Recording Delivery of Things World Berlin 2017
  • Graphic Recording Car HMI UX Redefined Europe Berlin 2017
  • Graphic Recording Agile PEP Minds 2017 Berlin Produktentwicklung



“Julian’s visual support made a big impact at Personal Management Kongress 2016, and his images continue to support us in our quest for excellence.” Stefan Ries, Chief Human Resources Officer, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE.


    Graphic Recording

    The pen is mightier than

    Graphic Recording

    Make your meetings, workshops, and conferences more memorable, and increase participant engagement by providing a visual record of the events.

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    Strategic Illustration

    How do you get from A to B? Draw a line.

    Strategic Illustration

    Chart the course for your team's future by mapping the challenges and opportunities ahead in a visually engaging way, and increase your team's commitment.

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    Playability Consulting

    You have to change the rules to rule the change.

    Playability Consulting

    Discover the unwritten rules of your company, and learn how to change the rules to increase motivation, foster collaboration, and support change.

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    Complexity Mapping

    The only way out of the woods is through the woods.

    Complexity mapping

    Find patterns in your increasingly complex business environment, and develop them into opportunities. Increase your resilience by harnessing the power of complexity.

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    If you prefer, you can also call me at +49 176 22 714 127, or send an email to hello@playability.de.