About

CLIENTS AND QUOTES: Recent clients include Google, Visa, YouTube, Verizon, Disney, Take Part Media TEDxBerkeley, SAP and Ariba LIVE, Target, Accenture, TATA/TCS, and the Pisces Foundation. Her work as a graphic recorder has been used to support conversations on organizational and business strategy, visioning, sales, 
clean energy, and women’s leadership. 

A graduate of Eugene Lang College, The New School, Melanie holds an interdisciplinary degree in cultural studies and visual art. She writes and plays American and Brasilian folk music, and watercolors to better see the world.

"Creative, responsive, dedicated, flexible, joyful, and able to deeply listen to the collective intelligence as it emerges, 
Melanie created three visuals which are *the* most valuable artifacts I could imagine...It was a pleasure to work with 
Melanie and I would happily hire her again in a heartbeat.”

- Dave Shaw, UC Santa Cruz and Regenerative Design Institute

“I’ve worked with graphic recorders over many years, because they make an invaluable contribution to my 
presentations. Years later, I can look at their depiction of what I’ve said and it all comes back, and I know this 
is how participants also are able to recall the essence of what I spoke...Melanie has that necessary but rare 
combination of being able to listen deeply, excerpt the key points, and then quickly translate that into 
images...I recommend her without reservation. 

- Margaret J. Wheatley, leading keynote speaker and 
author of many bestselling books, including Leadership 
and the New Science

Services

Visual Notes, Agenda Design, Visioning, Graphic Recording, Strategic Planning, Graphic Facilitator, Beginner Drawing Education, , San Francisco, California, New York, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Washington, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego

Specialities

Fine Art and Drawing, Education

Languages

English, Portuguese