Susan Kelly
  • Female
  • Lafayette, CA
  • United States
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Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitator, Visual Practitioner, Event Designer
Occasions by Design
How to Contact Me (Address, Phone, Email)
(415) 550-8781
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Zip Code
In process
General Geographic Region
US (Western US)
Graphic Facilitation/Graphic Recording
Agenda and Meeting Space Design
Strategic Thinking Partner
Organizational Development and Communications support
Hosting and Harvesting World Cafes
Concept graphics (finding essence or clarity)
Data analysis and organization and converting to visual representation

As graphic recorders/graphic facilitators, we listen and record and we facilitate by reflecting people’s expressions through words and visuals and color and organization. We create memorable images and metaphors. We create safe containers to deal with issues, not personalities. We help people bring ideas to life, find shared mental maps and meaning, see the whole and its parts simultaneously, see connections and relationships, think strategically, and, in general, work together in more productive and satisfying ways.

I love seeing the results of our work as people find clarity, common ground, or direction or they experience what it's like to really be listened to and validated, or, in working with others, are able to enjoy a sense of inspired collaboration and shared learning.

I have graphically facilitated everything from short, half day sessions to working on major change efforts in corporations or organizations which can last years. My clients have generally fallen into three categories: corporations; smaller organizations and non-profits; and academic and government.

Here are a few examples of clients: Apple; Clorox; Hewlett Packard; Kraft Foods; Motorola; 3M; Toyota; Kodak; Nokia; Facebook; Scripps Institute; Napa Valley Vintner's Assoc.; Frances Ford Coppola/Studio/Winery/Foundation; New Seasons Foods; Build It Green; San Francisco Office of the Mayor; University of California, Berkeley; Oakland Ethics Commission; Association of Bay Area Governments; University of Texas, San Antonio and much more.

I and a few other colleagues originated the annual visual practitioner conferences in 1995. I was also a founding board member of IFVP in the early 2000's.

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