Talking the ‘BIG Book’ with Jeroen Blijsie

Spotlight on Jeroen Blijsie + the BIG Book

with Jeroen Blijsie

Meet Jeroen and hear about his role as ideas man behind the book, The World of Visual Facilitation.

Jeroen is a visual facilitator, trainer, author, and founder of the company The Visual Connection, located in The Netherlands. After he graduated with a degree in technical business administration, he specialized in facilitating workshops and conferences, as well as training professionals in facilitative leadership. Together with his team, Jeroen facilitates organizations in strategic visioning and planning, business improvement, and team building. Since he stepped into the world of visual facilitation, visual tools have become an indispensable aspect of his work.

To check out Jeroen’s website – click here.

To get your copy of the book – click HERE for the hard copy with worldwide delivery or HERE for the ebook via Amazon Australia.

The World of Visual Facilitation

I hope you enjoyed this Spotlight Session.

If you new to visual work, make sure you have a copy of my 12 Great Icons book to BOOST YOUR VISUAL THINKING… (Click on the image below)…

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When nostalgia looks soooo good

When nostalgia looks soooo good

I know the saying ‘an oldie but a goodie’ is a BIG cliche.

But while I was graphic recording at a couple of events last week, I noticed how this ‘cliche’ applies to icon drawing.

There are some things in this world I think just look GOOD the old fashion style. And so their icons are some I (almost) always draw the old way.

Why? you may ask…

Well, I think there’s a mix of reasons –

  • the audience EASILY RECOGNISES the object, even though designs have been through upgrades and changes
  • the old version can be more interesting / VISUALLY APPEALING and
  • they can be just EASIER to draw ON THE RUN!

So I thought I’d share them with you. Check out my suitcase, alarm clock, phone and light globe.

An old suitcase complete with travel stickers.
alarm clock old 2
The old fashion alarm clock with tapper and bells.


telephone old 2
This was the phone I grew up with – it was orange and had the finger dials that required effort to spin.
light bulb old 2
The old incandescent globe.

Are there any icons where you prefer ‘the old fashioned’ designs? I would love to hear…

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