The Magnetic Magic of the Mind's Eye
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The Magnetic Magic of the Mind’s Eye

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Ashton Rodenhiser, founder of Mind’s Eye Creative Consulting, shares how visual communication bridges gaps, simplifies complexity, and celebrates human connection.


In this episode, Rick Meekins interviews Ashton Rodenhiser, a live illustrator and graphic facilitator. Ashton explains her role as a live illustrator, where she visually captures information and ideas in real time during conferences and meetings. She discusses the power of visual thinking and how it helps people engage with complex ideas and connect with others. Ashton shares stories of how her work has made a difference, particularly in giving a voice to those who haven’t been heard before. She also talks about her journey as a creative entrepreneur and her plans for the future of her business.


  • Live illustration and graphic facilitation can help people engage with complex ideas and connect with others.
  • Visual thinking is a powerful tool for breaking down complexity and facilitating understanding.
  • Live illustration can create a sense of cohesion and accountability in meetings and conferences.
  • Building a business as a creative requires balancing the creative and business aspects and staying true to your value.


  • 00:00 Introduction and Overview
  • 03:01 The Role of a Live Illustrator
  • 08:12 The Power of Visual Thinking
  • 14:12 The Impact of Live Illustration
  • 27:57 Leveraging Creativity in Business
  • 35:06 Transitioning and Evolving the Business
  • 40:02 The Importance of Human Connection
  • 43:00 Outcomes and Benefits of Live Illustration
  • 43:57 Contact Information and Conclusion
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Ashton Rodenhiser

Ashton is passionate about lifting the creative spirit in everyone that she meets. She has followed her passion for helping people communicate their ideas and combined that with creativity by founding Mind’s Eye Creative Consulting.

You’ll often find her with markers in hand as she’s helping bring ideas to life through graphic recording and graphic facilitation practices.

She’s worked with diverse groups, from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. It may appear as if she’s the silent illustrator in the room. In fact, she’s helping to break down complex concepts and notions into an easily understandable visual language, helping others retain more information while inspiring people to continue practicing her techniques in the world. 


Link to her store:

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