Trainingpath Visual Reporter

Translating words into visuals to get to the core of things. 

The Visual Reporter uses Visual Thinking to get to the core message of a story or information, to communicate these quickly and/or to better understand it. Their focus is on translating text into one or multiple visuals. This includes for example developing fitting icons, (live) graphic recording/visual notetaking and finding a perfect balance between text and visuals to make information comprehensible, appealing and more effective. 

This trainingpath forms the base for your journey as a Visual Reporter. Regardless of your talent, experience or function inside of your organisation. Dit trainingspad vormt de basis van jouw reis als Visual Reporter. Ongeacht je talent, ervaring of functie binnen jouw organisatie.  

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DIT TRAININGSPAD IS FOR YOU WHEN:
  • You feel things can and should be done differently and you’re looking for practical advice.
  • You want to make heavy and lenghty reports and texts more appealing, effective and clear.
  • You experienced that working visually is stimulating for a business context.
  • You have the ambition to make visual notes, for yourself or for others.
  • You would want to visualize more often in your work, albeit by visual notes or ‘praatplaten’.
  • You recognize yourself in this blog.
AFTER FOLLOWING THIS TRAININGPATH:
  • You will master the fundamentals skills of Business Drawing.
  • You understand how to create visual hierarchy.
  • You have the skills to make fitting icons and informative ‘praatplaten’.
  • You have gotten acquainted with on the spot visual noteteaking.
  • You have learned how create characters when drawing people.
  • You have learned how to create (moving) visuals with a drawing tablet.
  • You have growned confident in your own drawing skills and with combining visual with text in your work.

Many employers compensate our courses! Talk to your employer to see if you can follow our courses through your training budget.

Program

  • Business Drawing training 1 en 2
  • Live Q&A
  • Make Your Visuals Work training
  • Graphic Recording training
  • Drawing discussion
  • Business Drawing on your Tablet training
  • Drawing Characters special

Time and location

  • The courses are half a day or a day and take place at the inspiring location of Buro BRAND. At the moment we also host a lot of virtual courses, check the agenda for the indication ‘virtual’ behind course names.
  • The live Q&A is a max of one hour and takes place online (individual or in a small group).
  • The drawing discussion is two hours (online), exluding a few hours of preparation and completing an assignment.

Group and costs

  • Costs are 1950,- euro ex VAT p.p., including materials and including our Visual Thinking book and (new) My Icon Library book.
  • In case you have already followed Business Drawing (1 and 2) , those costs can be deducted from the original cost.
  • The courses take place starting with 4 people.
  • Including certification within ‘Buro BRAND’s Five Visual Thinking Types’.

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Business Drawing 1

Business Drawing 1 is the fundamental training which provides participants with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills of Visual Thinking, to be able to draw on a small scal and apply Visual Thinking. These are mastering (basic) drawing skills, the courage to draw, creativity and understanding the usefulness/impact/application of Visual Thinking. You will know basic icons, can draw people and design your own icons.

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Business Drawing 2

Business Drawing 2 is the follow-up course of Business Drawing 1 and together they form the fundamentals for each form of visual education and visual thinking and doing. At Business Drawing 2 we look a little further, past drawing an ‘icon’, or a ‘drawing’, and look at how Visual Thinking can be applied in practice. During this training you will receive a little taste of different ways of application, which belong to the Buro BRAND Five Visual Thinking Types‘ (including the Visual Reporter Type).

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Q&A

During this live and online Q&A of an hour we will discuss the trainings Business Drawing 1 and 2 and the link to practice. We might also discuss follow-up trainings. Beforehand we will ask you to send us your questions, as to help you the best we can with tips, tools and guidance.

Make your Visuals Work

After the Business Drawing trainings we have the follow-up training Make your Visuals Work, where you learn how to individually communicate a story or message by making a ‘praatplaat’, an informative visual. You learn how to set up a clear structure and layout and how to apply the right visual hierarchy. For this, you’ll receive some practical tips on the subject of containers, typography and layouts. We will practice this on a fictional text. At the end of the training each participant has made their own ‘praatplaat’.

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Graphic Recording

In the training Graphic Recording we start practicing and applying our newly found skills right away! You already have a lot of icons in your possession, but how to choose the right composition? How will you divide your page and how will you create cohesion within your visual? At the same time you need to train how to listen while (visual) notetaking; will you draw (and write!) what is being said literally or will you interpret the information you’ve heard and make a translation?

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Drawing discussion

After following the training Visual Facilitation for Groups you will receive an assignment. You’ll have time to finish it, and after you’ll discuss the results with one of our trainers in an online meeting. This assignment is in the context of ‘applying what you’ve learned in a business context’ and seeing the response of others in your environment.

Date is chosen in agreement.

Drawing Characters

During Business Drawing we focus on drawing people as neutral as we can, but what if you want to show a specific target group? Or a real person? During this short online special of 2 hours we will look at personalizing the typical Buro BRAND figures, and practice drawing characters based on real people. Next to this, we will pay attention to finding your own style of drawing people to better make them fit you, your organisation and/or the purpose.

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Business Drawing on your Tablet

Drawing digitally has a lot of advantages for a Visual Reporter. You are quicker to set up and share your visual notes and ‘praatplaten’ with others, you can become more effective at visual notetaking with the help of tools in drawing apps, and you can make visuals and icons more slick and therefor more appropriate for sharing in reports, notes and digital media. During this training you will learn how to digitally make your visual. We will guide you with drawing on your own tablet (with pencil) and will introduce a couple of nifty drawing apps. We will give some handy tips regarding working in layers, exporting and making a gif/animation.

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