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

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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 yenazzaro(@)

Yen Azzaro
Graphic recorder | Illustrator
(734) 929-2498


• $150 per hour      • $30 materials fee (materials fee is waived for projects 8 hours and longer)
• Travel mileage when applicable       • Multi-day and travel rates are available for your unique circumstance


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 overview of the day is helpful, but not necessary for preparation. Once the details are agreed upon, I will send an estimate digitally which you will accept to lock in your date(s).

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 (734)929-2498 or yenazzaro(@)             


I offer consulting in mind mapping (the organization of ideas and action) and teach graphic recording. Either or both make a great retreat for team building, problem solving and learning a creative skill. Please contact me for a customized lesson plan to fit your needs. 

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
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German Marshall Fund

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