Free Resource — Graphic Express: First Steps to Graphic Facilitation in Youth Work

This is a complete how-to guide for starting out in visual facilitation. It’s aimed at youth, but it’s good for everyone. Here’s the link to the PDF: And the website is: This amazing resource was shared on Facebook by Mark E Taylor.

At the end of February, I was privileged to attend the Design Indaba Conference 2014 in Cape Town. I was there courtesy of social media agency, CEREBRA, for ABSA. I was located in the satellite venue, where I sat at the back of the room, along with the audio technician. This made it easy for me to plug my tablet pc into a power supply. Here are the eight talks I covered. The slide show is loaded at a web-friendly resolution of 1200 x 900….Continue Reading “Eight Design Indaba Conference 2014 Talks — Sketchnotes by Roy Blumenthal”

Graeme Sacks snaps Roy in Killarney — after Roy appeared on eNEWS CHANNEL live

Graeme Sacks (@AfricanABC) popped into Mugg & Bean in Killarney. He took this pic of me demonstrating ArtRage to an interested-party. I’ve been uploading pics I made live on-air this morning at eNEWS CHANNEL. They had a special to celebrate 100 Days To The World Cup, and I was invited to do on-the-spot visual facilitation of the event. These are the pics I made:

Roy Makes a Caricature

Standard Bank held a three-day conference. I was the caricaturist for the Group Corporate Affairs division. These three pics are from a caricaturing/visual facilitation gig I did for Standard Bank through the WinWin Group. It was a three-day job, and involved a looooooooot of caricaturing. I made about 78 pictures during the convention. Photographer Craig Owen was taking pictures of the various people and stands at the convention. And he took some candid shots of me at work. My subject in these pics takes care…Continue Reading “Roy Makes a Caricature”

A pic from my BMW conference on Mon 25 Jan 2010 — Karen Valle from Mini

A pic from my BMW conference on Mon 25 Jan 2010 — Karen Valle from Mini, originally uploaded by royblumenthal. This is a pic I made live at the BMW conference. All of the BMW and MINI dealers from around the country gathered to put their ducks in a row for 2010. The WinWin Group put the event together. My work was showing on two big plasma screens on either side of the main projection screen. Delegates were able to see me capturing the key…Continue Reading “A pic from my BMW conference on Mon 25 Jan 2010 — Karen Valle from Mini”

Bigger Picture Visual Vitamins Blog Global Inputs Nov 5 2009

View more presentations from Bigger Picture. Ole Qvist-Sørensen, director of the Danish visual facilitation firm, BIGGER PICTURE, put out a call to visual facilitators around the world to help out with a fascinating challenge… To create emergency pictures during the BARCELONA CLIMATE TALKS currently taking place in Spain this past week in an attempt to demonstrate to the various government bodies, NGOs, sponsors and donors that visual facilitation adds massive value to what they’re attempting. And what exactly are they attempting to achieve in this…Continue Reading “Bigger Picture Visual Vitamins Blog Global Inputs Nov 5 2009”

HOW TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY by Warwick Cairns — a multimedia animated summary

HOW TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY is Warwick Cairns’s second book. It’s all about how the arbitrary ‘safety’ and ‘health’ laws imposed on us by ‘the people who run things’ are actually really bad for us. The book details strategies for taking back our power, and living better lives as a result. This video is a multimedia summary of the book. THE SCRIPTING PROCESS I contacted Warwick with the idea. And he wrote a first draft script. I edited that, and sent it back to him for…Continue Reading “HOW TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY by Warwick Cairns — a multimedia animated summary”

Rich…! Mulholland is the founder of Missing Link. ( )  He appeared last Saturday on the television show I work on. I’m the inhouse visual facilitator for Kaleidoscope on CNBC AFRICA, making pictures of the ideas liberated by the interview process. Because Rich…! was in an insert, the picture I made of him went unaired. So I figured I’d turn it into an animation. I smsed him a rough script, and asked him to send me voice files via email. He tweaked them, and made them…Continue Reading “Animated Rich…! Mulholland tells us about Missing Link”

How to Go About Getting into Visual Facilitation

An ArtRage forum member sent me a message asking me how she could get into doing visual facilitation for a living. I figure my answer to her might be worth sharing. And maybe we can have some dialogue about my thoughts that might open it up and make it a bigger topic for us all. Here’s the main part of my letter to her (with pleasantries removed)… ————————————— Good to hear that there’s another person interested in doing this! It’s an absolutely awesome rush to…Continue Reading “How to Go About Getting into Visual Facilitation”

Here’s my latest little bit of messing around in CrazyTalk 5.1. This is a pic I made of Jacob ‘Laduma’ Zuma back when controversy hit him really hard. (Please don’t confuse him with Zu-Ma Se Poes. Different politician.) I’m experimenting with some ideas that Conrad Koch and I have been discussing. This is one of those experiments. Roy Blumenthal is a writer, director, artist, and visual facilitator. Hire him to make pictures of your meetings or workshops.