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Verbal to visual: Podcast sketching

By Maddy Mueller

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been creating a regular series of sketches to support Rhetoriq, a podcast about technology and innovation. Here's how we do it.

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9/23/19 8:00 AM

illustration, sketch, concept, podcast

Introducing "charm" into visual storytelling

By Maddy Mueller

When I was in college, I was tasked with drawing a dog as part of an assignment. Every day, I would bring a slightly different dog drawing to class—and every day, my professor would frown at my work and tell me I needed to redo it.

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8/26/19 8:25 AM

art, sketch, information design, drawing, visualization

Why Start with Napkin Sketches?

By Bill Keaggy

Rough sketches capture rough ideas. Suddenly the page is no longer blank and the future begins to take form.

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5/31/19 1:49 PM

napkin, process, sketch, visual thinking, visual storytelling, drawing

What is a Blueprint?

By Bill Keaggy

We don’t mean graphic info about buildings—these Blueprints are about building infographics.

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5/16/19 11:26 AM

blueprint, process, sketch, content, Design, infographic

Visualize the “Elephant” with Live Sketching

By Drew Crowley

Live sketching is a practice that is simple in premise and complex in execution. Learn about the many applications and rewards that yield from practicing the art of live sketching.

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5/9/19 3:56 PM

business, sketch, workshop, Live sketching, visual storytelling, innovation

A new video: Understanding Empathy

By Bill Keaggy

There's a lot of anger and aggression swirling around the world these days. Whether in politics, race, or religion, people tend to build walls to block out anyone they disagree with. Or worse.

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8/1/17 8:30 AM

animation, Animation & video, Art, Illustration, sketch, video, visual thinking, Company news, Creativity, Design, empathy, explanation, people

From start to finish—Part 4: The illustration

By Chris Roettger

This is where a project comes to life—where the content and layout meet color, style, and typography.

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10/6/15 7:04 AM

arch, illustration, Infographics, gateway, Illustration, process, sketch, st louis, Company news, Creativity, Design, draw

From start to finish—Part 3: The blueprint

By Bill Keaggy

So what's a blueprint? It's basically the design without the design. Well, to be specific, it's the design without the final illustration and typography. That means we've got the content, the visual c

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10/2/15 8:35 AM

arch, Infographics, blueprint, gateway, process, sketch, st louis, Company news, Creativity, Design

From start to finish—Part 2: The concept

By Bill Keaggy

With a general idea of what we wanted to say about the Gateway Arch—and specifically to get a good deal of discrete, lesser-known facts into the piece—we began doing rough napkin sketches.

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9/21/15 8:18 AM

arch, Infographics, napkin, gateway, process, sketch, st louis, Company news, concept, Creativity, Design

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