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Are you an intrepid explorer on a hunt to discover hidden treasure? Then join us at Decatur 2017 for 4 days of finding treasure together!   Day One: Opening the Map – beginning our treasure hunting journey together. Join Decatur 2017 host, Mary Alice Arthur, for an evening designed to create community and connection.   Day Two: Taking the
Learning how to evaluate your work and developing an eye for improvement is a key skill for every visual practitioner. Many of us have come from other fields and do not know how to critique our work so we can make changes and develop. In this session, you’ll learn techniques used by architects and artists
May 4, 2017
This is the session where fine art meets lettering and graphic recording! There was a time in history where all books were hand-written original works of art. Let’s be inspired by those illuminated manuscripts and explore practical possibilities to use lettering as pattern and texture, putting them together in a chart. Let’s practice together and
May 3, 2017
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Did you know that you are the most fabulous hidden treasure at this conference?  What?!  Did you say “No”?  Our penultimate plenary will give you an opportunity to find out more about your hidden talents and treasures.  Through the wise listening of peers, you will be given a sneak peek into your own treasure chest.  You’ll
Each of us is a treasure chest brimming with experience and wisdom. The key is finding it!  During this session, we will work together in small groups to capture, harvest and synthesize the vast amount of experience that lies within our explorer team.  Whether you are a beginner or someone who has been at work
Welcome intrepid explorers!  Are you as excited as we are to hunt for hidden treasure?  As any good explorer knows, opening the map and finding out where X marks the spot is only the beginning to a much richer journey.  But before we set out, who else is in the team?  Who can offer us
There is a wealth of metaphor lurking in everyday language that can provide a rich resource for visuals. We will listen for metaphor, simile, hyperbole, idiom, anthropomorphism, and other figures of speech in daily use and practice turning these into visuals that are unique, interesting and intelligent, and that actually enhance content. Come away with
Learn to expand the use of your visual artifacts to develop deeper relationships with your clients. Understand the science behind why visuals work. It helps you assign value to the work you do.     Join panelists: Lindsay Roffe from Ink Factory, Anne Gibbons from AnneDrawn, Julie Stuart from Making Ideas Visible and Jim Nuttle to learn