My name is Matt Orley, and I am a graphic recorder here in Ohio. I label myself as a live illustrator for events and meetings, and I’ve been in business since 2018. I live in Peninsula, nestled between Cleveland and Akron near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
My first graphic recording project was in Canton, Ohio, with Diebold in 2010. The C-Suite event was arranged by an ideation company talking about the coming wave of mass digitization, and I was brought in to illustrate the discussed topics. I fell in love with the work!
It took me several years to learn that I could turn graphic recording into a full-time career. But in 2018, the learning struck, and Big Paper Strategy was born.
Graphic Recording Projects in Ohio
Ohio is of course, home, however, 90+% of my live illustration work takes place beyond state lines- often in warm weather states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona. But my graphic recording project list here in Ohio is steadily growing, with more on the way. Below is a list of in-person events here in Ohio that I have supported with art over the last several years:
- CCWA Civic Forum at the Marriott Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio
- PCMA Convening Leaders, Greater Columbus Convention Center
- Goodyear Leadership Development, Akron, Ohio
- Ohio Association of School Board Officials Annual Conference in Columbus
- Ohio Land Bank Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio
- Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services event at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus
- Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers Annual Conference at the Huntington Convention Center
- A Siemens Healthineers event at the Cleveland Clinic
- An Ohio Society of Association Executives annual conference in Athens, Ohio
- Ohio Lodging and Hotel Association night of stars at the Columbus downtown Hyatt
- a Global Meetings Industry Day for MPI in Columbus
- Common Ground Cleveland
- ESBE Youngstown
- Shared Hope International JuST Conference at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
- National Conference of State Legislators at the Sheraton next to the Ohio State House in Columbus
- Yizumi HPM Die Casting Symposium in Iberia, Ohio
- a National Denomination church leadership gathering in Cleveland
- The Ohio State University Design Tour via King M+A
- Sherwin Williams technical staff strategy deployment event
- and a good number of Ohio-centric virtual events that took place during the pandemic
As of the summer date of this blog post, several illustration projects are on schedule here in Ohio, including:
- Digipalooza (the OverDrive user conference) in Cleveland, Ohio
- FBIN Digital Strategy meeting, right here in Peninsula, Ohio
- Employee events at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
Graphic Recording events in the Ohio border states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan
Illustration work of course reaches out to neighboring states. I have served as a graphic recorder for association events, real estate conferences, legislators, higher education, K-12 tech, and corporate events in nearby states.
Looking for a great meeting venue in Ohio? Check out my unique Venues list!
Graphic Recorder Availability in Ohio
I am available for work in Ohio. Of course, being event-based, I have a calendar of availability which I am happy to discuss. Do send me an email, fill out my webform, give me a call at 330-835-7383, or set up a zoom meeting/future phone call on my calendly.