Every person, plate and product brings a new, exciting challenge. It's about creating imagery that best represents your style and objectives. For pricing or if you just have a question, please call (734) 929-2498 or email us at

Graphic Recording

Graphic Recording

Graphic recording services and sketch note services are now available at The Paper Pusher,
Yen’s newest venture in working and planning on paper.

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What is graphic recording?

Graphic recording is process of note-taking with illustration. I synthesize information being verbalized into colorful drawings and hand lettering, intriguing viewers the day of the event. The end result is a large scale illustration, a resource for revisiting the content of an event long after its over. Think of it as a journey, a kind of visual storytelling.

My services have been requested to keep attendees engaged, entertained, awake — and off their phones! Graphic recording is an excellent service for corporate retreats, conferences, brainstorming sessions, team-building exercises, design thinking strategy, hackathons, educational purposes and more. Digital illustrations (for a separate fee) can be produced after the event. My style is known for being comprehensive and layered, allowing viewers to delve deeply into each illustration through different paths.

I'm based in southeast Michigan (working primarily in Ann Arbor and Detroit) but am available for projects worldwide. Rates vary for projects involving travel. Please contact me to discuss your vision at or (734) 929-2498.


We start with a phone consultation to discuss duration, logistics, and topics for your event. The number of individual recordings depends on number of topics and duration of event. An agenda/schedule is helpful to have in advance. Once the details are agreed upon, I dive into research and send an estimate digitally which you will accept to lock in your date(s). Some events may incur a deposit request.

I will arrive early to scout the space and set up materials. The paper drawings are yours to keep to scan, frame, or manipulate for future use. Arrangements can also be made to ship the drawings to you for an additional fee.  

To learn more about the process and share your vision, contact me at or (734) 929-2498.


I offer consulting in sketch notes, graphic recording, and general note taking on paper. These workshops make for a retreat for team building, problem solving, visioning, strategic planning while learning a creative skill. Please contact me for a customized lesson plan to fit your needs. 

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Ford Motor Co. 
Duo Security
The Kresge Foundation
Michigan Department of Education

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
University of Michigan | Ross School of Business
Eastern Michigan University | Engage @ EMU
University of Michigan | Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Rise of the Rest with Steve Case
John R. Oishei Foundation
German Marshall Fund

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