Custom Graphics

Ever quizzed your team on who can recall the organization’s mission statement? Or tried to shoehorn a new project workflow into a PowerPoint presentation – then prayed your colleagues would actually use it?

We all know that a paragraph of text is tough to memorize, and a plain old boxes-and-arrows diagram can suck the life out of the most dynamic human processes. Even the most innovative and engaging ideas get lost without reinforcement.

From vision statements that inspire to flowcharts that really flow, I create custom charts, templates and other graphics for clients who want to present information in a concise, colourful and compelling way. And yes, I can even turn your PowerPoint deck into something special! (Hint: a lot more pictures, a lot fewer bullet points.)

Benefits of Custom Graphics:

  • Lay out complex organizational ideas in a way everyone can understand.
  • Draw out the essence of your content – show the forest and the trees.
  • Graphics make messages “stickier” – more memorable and compelling.
  • Ideas become more dynamic, able to be seen from different perspectives.
  • Provide all participants with a shared picture of ideas, outcomes, and processes.
  • “Lively up” your information – people like to look at visual charts and presentations!

See examples from my portfolio

CCIRA

Avril is one of the finest graphic recorders I have ever worked with. She works from a basis of being a smart, intuitive and experienced listener, able to discern patterns and connections quickly and to find unique and appropriate graphics to quickly capture learning in a group. She has a tremendous eye for detail and a gorgeous illustration style, which makes her large pieces a feast of beautiful and useful information. When I am working with Avril I never have to worry about what is being recorded or how, and clients have treasured her pieces for years afterwards.

Chris Corrigan – Principal, Harvest Moon Consultants and Global Art of Hosting Steward