Drawnalism's drawings captured the sessions in a fun, witty and unique way

Great communication with Matt and Alex from start to finish. I must admit I was slightly sceptical at first about how Drawnalism would capture the subject matter, but after seeing the work @drawnalismAlex produced over the two days at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s #defendmediafreedom Global Conference, I was pleasantly surprised. Alex’s drawings captured the sessions in a fun, witty and unique way. We could quickly display them, enabling all 1500 delegates at the event to enjoy these quirky, colourful and visual depictions of the sessions. I would definitely recommend @drawnalism for other events.

FCO RepresentativeForeign and Commonwealth OfficeLondon, UK
Your art is amazingly helpful in allowing us to share output

It was also great to have you to record our ‘Equity Day’. For this kind of event, it can be hard to capture the content and flavour of discussions, and your art is amazingly helpful in allowing us to share output beyond those who were able to attend the meeting in person. We will definitely use your work to support a report of the meeting, and to provide feedback to stakeholders. I have already had several people asking for the image collection!

It was also hugely appreciated that you invested so carefully in understanding the essence of both the OTN and the equity event ahead of the schedule, and made such a careful effort to represent the overall nature of the meetings, as well as using speakers’ slides to represent all details correctly – amazing attention to detail!

I would whole-heartedly recommend you to anyone organising future events, and hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in future.

Philippa MatthewsAssociate ProfessorUniversity of OxfordOxford, United Kingdom
Your presence and work really made the conference

The feedback I have had from everyone at the meeting about your work has been amazing. I feel your presence and work really made the conference, and very much helped to trigger discussion and a lot of tweets for the meeting. A number of people have said how much they enjoyed watching your work and discussing with you. In addition, now that the meeting is over, the original art work is making wonderful gifts to plenary speakers who are very excited to have their work represented in art to put on their wall. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us at the meeting and I would recommend you and your work whole-heartedly!

Susie DunachieAssociate ProfessorUniversity of OxfordOxford, United Kingdom
We’d highly recommended the Drawnalism team

We’d highly recommended the Drawnalism team. They offer a creative, smart and witty way to capture and share the outputs from conferences and events.  We commissioned them to sketch 35 talks on cutting edge science research over 2 days. They proved adept at synthesising high volumes of complex information, in real time.

And we’ve had excellent feedback from both our researchers and from non-specialist audiences.

Charlie GorhamProject Support Officer, Science DivisionWellcome TrustUnited Kindom
I can't recommend Drawnalism enough!

I can’t recommend Drawnalism enough! The way that Alex was able to quickly grasp our work programme and bring all of the parts together visually was brilliant. Everyone loves our Drawnalism picture, and it has had an immediate impact in improving how we communicate and share the work we are doing!

Jenny NelsonDigital Newcastle - Programme ManagerNewcastle City CouncilNewcastle Upon Tyne, UK
I felt like I was a valued client

I felt like I was a valued client – this was through the friendly manner of Matt and the good communication before the event. I thought that the humour that you both injected into the images was particularly good and I think it helped that you were not connected to our sectors so you saw things from a different and fresh perspective. I particularly liked my huge envelope at the end with all of the images in … a nice touch and makes for a perfect photo opportunity.

Every time I've used Drawnalism I've been impressed

Every time I’ve used Drawnalism I’ve been impressed. What I find most interesting for the work on in the moment on paper is that having that record of what was discussed on display in the office is a helpful reminder of an event but more than that everyone is often notice new things and share them. For our latest event Drawnalism designed the logo, lanyards, banners, which went down really well, I had a lot of questions as to who designed it, and no negative comments.

Drawnalism adds a 'special touch' to our work

Drawnalism adds a ‘special touch’ to our work. It helps us to communicate messages in a simple, attractive and creative way; and helps our clients to remember these better.

Edina OcskoENRD Contact PointEuropean Network for Rural Development

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