Goodies

Over the years I’ve created some posters and templates that have kind of moved into the public domain, along with various pages of icons and fonts for the workshops I’ve taught. It occurred to me that instead of emailing these items individually to people who ask for them, why not simply make them available on my website for anyone to download? (I do figure these things out sooner or later!)

Thus this page, appropriately entitled “Goodies”. Because that’s what you’ll find here: goodies from me to you. Click on an image to download the relevant document – then use, share, and enjoy! And come back again, because I’ll be adding new goodies from time to time. I’ll put up a post on my blog when I do. Which is as good a reason as any to subscribe to my blog. (OK, truth in advertising: it’s currently the only reason to subscribe to my blog, since I haven’t written anything in it for a long time. But I keep meaning to – and if I know I’ll be getting visitors, that will be an excellent incentive to update it!)

Lettering Samples

FontsThis is a 2-page PDF of lettering samples I created for Michelle Boos-Stone’s Graphic Recording Business Boot Camp a couple of years ago. (Awesome course, by the way.) I’ve been a lettering geek ever since I learned how to write – my favourite library book as a kid was a book called The Art of Freehand Lettering, which I took out so often they should have just given it to me. (I know, eh? Nerdiness personified.) Little did I know then that making nice letters would one day be a cornerstone of my career. I think it’s going to be on my gravestone too: “Avril Orloff (19**-20**): She had lovely handwriting.” Ah well, there are worse things to be remembered for…

World Cafe Guidelines

WC guidelines-largeWay back when I started doing graphic recording in 2006, I was asked to create a poster illustrating World Cafe etiquette for a session I was mapping. My first instinct was to simply draw up a list. (Hey, I was just starting out.) My second thought was, “Oh now, let’s have some fun with this!” I opted for the fun, and this is the poster I created. It has since made its way around the world and is downloadable on the World Cafe website (imagine how flattered I was to be asked!). Now you can download it here too.

Avril provided graphic facilitation for our last two staff retreats. In a word, she was brilliant: smart, perceptive and able to pierce to the essence of an issue. She has a rare ability to articulate positions accurately and respectfully. And her skills at graphically capturing and depicting the “big picture” – and just as importantly, the paths to achieve our goals – are simply outstanding. Avril made our sessions fun and a resounding success. We’re making her a permanent part of our planning process!

Don Davies – Member of Parliament, Vancouver Kingsway