Chrissie Bonner - Principal & Founder, Illustrating Progress

Chrissie is a facilitator, teacher, author, and illustrator.  Her interest in visual work is rooted in cultivating the mindsets necessary for transformative change and designing environments for people to be creative and do their best thinking. 

Before starting Illustrating Progress in 2015, Chrissie worked in institutional philanthropy, supporting the capacity-building and leadership efforts of over 200  nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region at The Philadelphia Foundation (2007-15). 

In 2018 she collaborated with Jefferson Health Systems and Jefferson University CEO Dr. Steve Klasko and Michael Hoad to illustrate Bless this Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America.

In 2021 she wrote and illustrated Unstuck, an illustrated journey about navigating one’s way out of stuckness, told through 20 dream-like illustrations and journaling prompts.

Chrissie also teaches a graduate course on Adaptive Leadership in the Organizational Development & Leadership MS program in PCOM's School of Applied Psychology. 

Contact: chrissie@illustratingprogress.com


Meeting Design & Facilitation, Graphic Recording, Graphic Facilitator,Lead Facilitator,Visual Practitioner,Event Designer,Trainer,Educator


organizational development, creative leadership, design thinking, large group processes,