LESLIE SALMON-ZHU ConferenceArtsAndInsights.com, graphicrecorders.com

Leslie Salmon-Zhu is a well-known professional graphic recorder living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has graphically recorded and collaborated in over 3000 meetings and conferences worldwide and is the founder of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, an annual international industry conference, association and community of practice. 

Our large events,conferences and tradeshow teams:  Leslie often pulls together teams of the best graphic recorders in the industry, to bring high engagement, art and insights to large and small-scale events. Please visit ConferenceArtsAndInsights.com to see the work of our teams! We collectively have decades of consulting experience in groups of any scale and of all industries.

What it looks like :Leslie tracks and illuminates dialogue, decisions, plans and processes by creating mural-sized meeting charts in real-time. Her services increase engagement and visual collaboration with the results being the surfacing of insights from the group. Leslie is known for her quick uptake of complex and unfamiliar content and feeling very comfortable in high-level and/or contentious meetings. She is also known for incredible speed and accuracy within an artistic metaphor or framework. Her work is perfectly weighted between accurate content capture and on-the-spot imagery that illuminates, not decorates, the groups’ ideas.

At the heart of her work: Leslie’s noticeable passion for her work stems from the drive to bring a larger “visual voice” to individuals’ contributions so that organizations in which they work can be more authentically connected and successful.

Post-event: the large charts of the group’s dialogues are scanned to digital files, giving clients both a visual report and a launching point for future actions. In addition, the large original murals are also returned to the client to use for communicating the meeting results in other forms, such as posting on social media, use in marketing programs, displaying in offices, sharing broadly with the meetings' stakeholders and beyond.

Leslie’s client list is rich with innovative companies and organizations from Fortune 100 corporations to government and small non-profits.


                                         •••Please visit ConferenceArtsAndInsights.com "client" tab to view excerpts from Leslie's client list! 





Graphic Recording,Graphic Recorder,Visual Practitioner,Event Designer,Trainer


Live Professional Graphic Recording services in over 3000 meetings and conferences worldwide, Design and illustrate hand-drawn vision and history maps, personal vision maps


English, Fluent in Chinese Culture (but not the language!)