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!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Visuals with Audio = Interactive Maps!

Interactive Maps are another way to engage your audience with visuals. After you've found a fantastic Visual Facilitator to co-create an image with you, we collaborate with a web designer who adds hotspots to our digital image.

The Interactive Maps below were created in collaboration with the stellar Shilpa Jain and sponsored by Global Collaborative. Shilpa and I dreamed up a way to highlight the work of young women whose efforts are going to make the world a better place. We decided to use Interactive Maps to tell their stories.

Click here to read more about the project and each woman. DOUBLE CLICK ON EACH WOMAN'S NAME to listen to the audio embedded in each Interactive Map. Roll over various images and listen to segments of their interview.

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