Vision graphics and infographics tell visual stories to convey the past, make tangible visions for the future, and simplify concepts. Content from strategic visualization and discovery processes can be distilled to create content for print, online, and multi-media applications. Christine Walker designs well-crafted presentations that inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain. Her collaborators offer web design, sound design, audio production, music, and video.
A Roadmap for Climate Resilience ~ NBCAI
Complex issues, such as climate change, are easier to understand when people see how their individual actions impact the big picture. For NBCAI (North Bay Climate Action Initiative) in Sonoma County, California, Christine made live graphic recordings of the Climate Adaptation Forum in May 2015. In discussions with the organizing team over the course of the following year, she distilled discoveries from the forum and other input to create this overview of top 20 actions for Climate Resilience, along with a summary fact sheet and graphics for the the full Roadmap.
Evolution of a Learning Organization ~ Pivot Learning Partners
WIth a 17-year history and two previous names, Pivot Learning Partners needed a visual to track and present comprehensively the organization’s history, major accomplishments, realms of work, and future directions. Christine designed this timeline, as a centerfold for their annual report and a stand-alone poster. She also designed the report and Pivot’s organizational identity and branding.
Mastercraft Juggling Wheel for Read to Write Books workshops
Christine uses visual approaches across disciplines. For a 9-month course that she developed to teach writing craft—Read to Write Books, she designed the above Master Craft Juggling Wheel. A lively exploration of masterful fiction, Read to Write Books illuminates craft through close reading, annotations of novels, visuals, and exercises for becoming more skilled as writers and discerning as readers. The words on the pages of good books are excellent writing teachers—if we know how to learn from them. When we read to gain insight from accomplished authors, we improve technique, gather inspiration for crating good books, and enhance our appreciate of fiction.
Four Realms of the Organizational Landscape
From workshop notes taken at a presentation by Genevieve Taylor on sustainability, Christine created a visual in Adobe Illustrator and wrote narrative for post on the Earth in Concert blog. This type of followup tangible can be made in a variety of media and serves as a record of an event and/or touchstone for future discussion and action.
Dennis Hysom and Christine Walker are two-thirds of a creative team behind Nature Maestro, a suite of environmental education apps for iOS, through their company Earth in Concert. The third creative partner is developer Krishna Narayan of Island Innovation.