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.



“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.