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Presentation: "Ideas, not Art: Drawing Out Solutions"

Track: Creative Thinking & Visual Problem-Solving / Time: Wednesday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Elizabeth Windsor

Transforming abstract ideas into simple images promotes critical thinking and spurs creativity and innovation. Join Heather Willems, artist and principal of ImageThink, a graphic facilitation firm based in New York City, to learn how Fortune 500 companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft harness the creative power of visuals to enhance their output and lateral thinking.

Heather Willems, Principal at ImageThink

Heather Willems

Biography: Heather Willems

Heather Willems is a founding partner of ImageThink, New York City's only graphic recording firm. Heather helps ImageThink's Fortune 100 clients like Google and Microsoft use visual tools to solve big-picture problems. She is also an artist with an MFA from Ohio State University, whose work has been exhibited in New York City and around the United States.

Twitter: @ImageThink