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, April 30, 2010

Visual Record: Trust

A map I created after listening to the reflections from a World Cafe gathering, where several groups dialoged about the nature of trust.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Resume Map

Here's a whole new way to present your resumes to potential clients and employers: it's the Resume Map! In this Map the job seeker hopes to become an Executive Assistant to the Executive Team of The Engage Network. The Resume Map matches each of the various roles/functions required for the position with her requisite skills and experience. This Map will certainly help her stand out from the crowd.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mount Madonna School School Project: Values in World Thought

On Friday April 2nd I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with the Junior and Senior class of Mount Madonna High School. The students are about to embark on an amazing trip to Washington DC through through their 'Values in World Thought' program. Their teacher and my inspiring friend Ward Millard shares their whirl-wind tour as students interview members of Congress and other important leaders. Ward handed the class over to me on Friday after we collaborated on a design for the day that would support students investigating their concerns, goals, questions, and commitments in support of the trip. To learn more about previous trips to DC and hear interviews conducted by the students, click here.