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 howard.mariah@gmail.com to find out how to bring visuals into your work.

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

Monday, July 6, 2009

Visualizing Sustainability at this year's Maker Faire

Julie Gieseke and I created this fun video as a way to explore our ideas about Visualizing Sustainability. We took a handfull of dry-erase markers, small white boards and the question, "What does sustainability look like?" to this year's Maker Faire where we knew there would be folks willing to share their vision of a sustainable world. Julie did the sweet editing and added in a fantastic original soundtrack by my very talented brother Evan Howard. Please share your impressions and email me your image(s) of sustainability if you'd like - we're going to continue to collect these visuals and then, we'll find out what wants to happen next.

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