"I loved one of the participant's reflections that she appreciated seeing the cohesion of all the input for their vision. That one was new to me!...We loved working with Haley and hope to do it again soon!"
- Elizabeth Guman, Managing Partner, Strategy Arts (2023)
"Illustrating Progress created a beautiful piece of artwork that represented our DE&I initiative, in addition to creating a live illustration that captured our summit and will allow the event and experience to live on. As newbies to this, we appreciated Illustrating Progress walking us through the process and pivoting when we modified our ask.."
- Alyssa Kovach, Sr. Director of DE&I Engagement, Comcast (2023)
"We are excited to have run across this amazing process. Our intent is to continue having Chrissie join our future sessions to create a storybook of the work going forward. This experience brings the work of the group to life. If you ever missed a meeting, the story lies before you."
- Lisa Kennedy, Family Peer Support Specialist, York County Department of Human Services (2023)
"Complex systems, like the food safety net can be difficult to understand. The illustration by Elizabeth simplified the process... It allowed each partner to understand their own impact in the whole system and how we work together to serve more people and each person better through collaboration....I was impressed that your team was able to finalize a graphic with the quick turnaround we needed."
- Amanda Musselman, Executive Director, MontCo Anti-Hunger Network, (2023)
"My work requires me to change hearts and minds via a story. The illustrations allow me to effectively tell the story over and over again. Chrissie not only was present to complete the requirements of the job, but she actually cared about the journey and outcomes of the work. "
- Kevin Jackson, Family First Health, York County Care Coordination (2023)
"We were grappling with a lot of unknowns around attendance, group composition, and input. The IP team asked thoughtful questions during the design phase which helped us refine our agenda. The visuals generated a lot of energy and engagement, and were helpful prompts for us to move between topics. The whole team was really friendly and pleasant to work with!"
- Kelsey Salazar, Director, Health Care Improvement Foundation (2023)
"Chrisse was incredibly intuitive as to what key points to identify and bring forth in the graphic. She is personable and easy to work with. As this was my first time working with a graphic artist, she was very clear about what could help support her work and I did my best to meet those needs- the end product speaks for itself! I would definitely recommend this service to other colleagues."
- Tonia Breech, Professional Development Organization Grants Supervisor, The Pennsylvania Key (2023)
"We have loved having Chrissie and Illustrating Progress' involvement in our project! Chrissie's graphic recordings are a powerful way to bring our discussions to life…and provide focus! They are not only helpful to us as planners, but provide a powerful tool to communicate with various stakeholder groups."
- Annette Myarick, Executive Director, PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2023)
"Chrissie was a great partner is preparing for the session and absorbing our input. She had great ideas for the session itself. It all honestly felt very seamless from our perspective and we appreciate it very much. Both the planning and (attending) leadership teams were wowed by the output. Having the digital output so quickly afterwards too was impressive and valuable."
- Sarah Johns, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2023)
"Illustrating Progress was very flexible and open to meeting frequently and adapting! They helped tell the story, making it a special way to reflect and engage!." David Saide, Program Coordinator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), (DEI Breakthrough Makers Summit, 2023)
"Haley's graphic illustration provided a colorful, engaging, and intriguing representation of a very challenging and complex topic - gun and community violence. It added creativity and attention to detail to the event and produced a powerful artifact to preserve key insights going forward. She was flexible, asked good questions, and managed the logistics seamlessly. She also delivered the final product to our office, which was much appreciated."
- Joe Moorman, ImpactED, University of Penn (2022)
"Haley was amazing and was super responsive. She was wonderful to work with, was helpful, patient, and an excellent listener. Her artwork captured the discussions exactly. It was very impressive to watch...Would work with her over and over."
- Adriana Abizadeh, Executive Director, The Kensington Corridor Trust (2022)
"POWER appreciated the ability to engage Illustrating Progress in our Energy Summit and really brought out a new way to think about the complex content we were discussing."
- Nora Elmarzouky, Climate Justice Organizer, POWER Interfaith (2022)
"The illustration provided by Haley was a centerpiece in a major community event hosted by my program. It was a great anchor to the event!"
- Pamela Draper, Mural Arts Philadelphia (2022)
"I enjoyed all of it! -- the presenter, the content, the pre-reading, the pace, the participant interaction, and the reflective questions, the atmosphere of curious inquiry, the visual of our conversation....so much." Lu M. ("Cultivating Creativity in Yourself and Others," Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
"The questions and conversation helped me uncover an important assumption/core belief. The questions and tools are so powerful. It has me think about these as resources for "firsts" and today as an opportunity to "play" with them. " Nancy Aronson, Consultant, ("Firsts," Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
“[Chrissie’s] tone and pace were easy and comfortable. She led us gently through mapping with clear instructions and permission to make it work for us. The insights this process provided me are deeply meaningful and will guide my steps ahead. This was exactly what I need, the way I needed it, when it mattered for me.” - Lonnie Weiss, Consultant ("Creativity Roadmapping," Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
"Nearly everything was pitch perfect. The content was powerful, the conversations were encouraging, and the activities were engaging. The workshop had a deep impact on me, giving me a robust framework for affecting change in my life and in the life of my family and community. I was inspired to take time to reflect, to live more intentionally, and to act missionally." Geoff Beatty, Germantown Studios, ("Unstuck," Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
"Loved the opportunity to really do a deep dive on what’s keeping me stuck and reframing what that process is. I just want to say, because of your course, I have already released obligations and things that take up space and weren’t truly what I love. It has been incredibly freeing and am feeling a degree of spaciousness I haven’t felt in a long time. Also allowing for more opportunities to really do the work I need to do to move forward.” Kristina D. ("Unstuck" Illustrating Pr Workshop," 2022)
"I enjoyed the templates and structure and spending time with creative people. Since I don’t really consider myself an artist or talented (yet), it’s nice to get to play and practice with people who will be welcoming and accepting" Hester Darcy, Consultant ("Everyday Sketchnoting," Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
"I enjoyed being part of a supportive community of fellow seekers. The flow of the workshop worked well. Two hours is a good chunk of time without being overwhelming." - Bruce Arbit, CEO, Melarbit Partners ("Creativity Roadmapping" Illustrating Progress Workshop, 2022)
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