Joshua Cohen of Fat Pencil Studio will share some tips & techniques for using visual tools to facilitate team collaboration and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on how to:
• meet your audience where they're at
• share what you know with an appropriate level of detail
• design for interactivity in real-time meetings

The presentation will include specific examples of graphics created to explain visual impacts, project alternatives, traffic simulation, and construction logistics.

Joshua Cohen of Fat Pencil Studio has spent the last fifteen years using visual tools to explain complex projects, including highway construction, transit lines, and industrial processes. Often this work occurs in the planning stage, but when things don't perform as planned, he's also worked for (and against) transportation agencies in litigation matters. Before founding Fat Pencil Studio in 2004, Joshua received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Brown University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.

Joshua enjoys volunteering at local schools, offers frequent seminars on visual communications, and founded the Portland SketchUp Meetup for 3d modeling hobbyists and professionals. Outside the office, Joshua enjoys getting around via bicycle: commuting with kids, training with friends, exploring the side streets and back roads.

This is one of three professional development events from WTS Portland that will focus on storytelling and communication. Stay tuned for more information on the Oct 26th event! All events will be hosted online, and submitted to AICP for continuing education credit approval.