What is Graphic Facilitation?

I draw large images with colour on mural size paper during meetings, conferences, keynote speakers or simple conversations. Together with words, the images give people a new perspective and help with listening, feeling heard, and remembering later. Fun to do and fun to watch.

See below for more reasons why.


Examples of graphic recording


Interested in booking my services?

My graphic recording pricing is based on whether you’re a non-profit or a profit, and whether you want a day-long session or half-day session. Ballpark-wise, you won’t pay less than $500 a session or more than $1100 a session. We can talk.

I do pro bono work for causes close to my heart, and you guys already know who you are.


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I have seen many graphic recorders hired to take notes during meetings, but never one nearly as talented as Susan MacLeod! The documents she produced during the IFEX general assembly were great fun to look at and extremely informative. I love her work and would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to capture notes in a clear, amusing and enjoyable fashion.
— Dietlind Lerner, Communications Director, Open Government Partnership Support Unit, San Francisco
Susan is not only exceptionally talented as a graphic facilitator, but she is always concerned with the outcomes for her clients. I appreciate Susan’s supportive and encouraging style, and that she is so easy to work with. I highly recommend Susan!
— Carrie Forbes, Director, Strategic Engagement and Innovation
Successful events today require engagement, color, and fun. The graphic recording skills Susan provides elevate engagement of participants. Susan has many options from doing the entire recording herself or providing your group training so they can record themselves. Adding Susan’s skills to your meeting and event makes it a fun and memorable meeting. I can’t wait to work with Susan again soon.
— Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP Leadership & Mindfulness Expert
I have worked with Susan on numerous projects over the years. Most recently, her contribution to a series of public consultations I led was responsive, creative, pro-active, intelligent and experienced. Her talent as a graphic facilitator added a dimension to the engagement that enhanced participation and feedback. She is a joy to work with, and I very much look forward to the next opportunity that we have to work together.
— Karen Pyra, then Director, Policy and Communications at Doctors Nova Scotia
I had a chance to work with Susan as a graphic recorder on a creative conference session we presented to a group of national marketing and advertising executives. Susan provided the creative approach we needed, taking the session content and discussion and making it visual and appealing. This approach was exactly what was needed to take this session to the next level and was a perfect fit for our creative audience. Our delegates loved it! Can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with Susan again.

— Beth Richardson, Event Producer & Manager
Susan has a terrific skill set that really makes a meeting! Her graphic facilitation enhanced the participation of people at our team-building conference and received high endorsement in evaluations. Her written communications work and cartoons for our quarterly newsletter are creative, insightful and getting good feedback. She is easy to work with and a quick study. Would not hesitate to consult with her in any area of communications or graphic recording!
— Deborah McLeod, Psychosocial Research Scientist
I once again wanted to thank you for the wonderful graphic illustrations from OMISTA’s Strategic Planning session. At this week’s management meeting we used them to help remind us of all the great conversations we had. They are excellent for reminding us of small details that we don’t want to lose sight of. We have also displayed them in the hallways of our Head Office. They are a HUGE HIT and are generating lots of great energy and conversations with our employees. They will be making their way to all of our branches for all employees to see and enjoy.
— Tammy Christopher, CEO, OMISTA Credit Union