Mariah's Biography

Mariah works as a meeting designer, teacher, and visual thinking specialist. She helps clients like non-profit organizations, corporations, and community groups to translate their visions, processes, plans – anything! – into engaging images. Whether she’s listening to a keynote at a large conference or sitting at the table during a small meeting, Mariah captures her clients’ key messages and themes in Visual Records – metaphors, images, and words that she draws in real time. She also loves designing meetings that tap into the wisdom of groups and their ability to think together. Mariah teaches the practice of visual thinking in public and private workshops, building on participants’ innate creativity and desire to communicate effectively. She lives in beautiful Oakland, CA, with her husband and lots of art supplies.

Please contact her at to find out how to bring visuals into your work.

Her clients include: Genentech,, PepsiCo, Nike, The United Way, GlaxoSmithKlein, AAA, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), The Veteran’s Association, and many more!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Since January

Here's a quick update on my recent projects:
Mapping World 1: I've been working with several great companies making maps and templates for their clientele. The map above was created for Creative Health Care Management, a company that takes a very holistic look at all the roles required of people in their field. I've been truly enjoying creating these maps in black and white then coloring them in Photoshop.

Mapping World 2: Tipping Point: I'm co-hosting another dilogue among Visual Recording professionals with my friend and fellow mapper Julie Gieske. We're bringing people together to explore how Graphic Facilitation can become a house hold, school wide, every day phenomena. We have our 2nd gathering next month and I'll happily share the maps that are created from those conversations.

Mapping World 3: Heading out this week to work at a Climate Change Cafe for the people at Nike. Should be a good conversation and chance to listen to and support their commitment to sustainability.

Mapping World 4: Moving to San Francisco! Closer in to the action of city life and artistic opportunities in the Bay Area. I'll be curious how my Visual Recording career will shift as a result of this change in environment. More maps to come...

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