facilitation,TRAINING, communication


The Story of SIFT Visuals

SIFT Visuals is the umbrella for big picture consulting, training & design services of Susanne van der Meer.

Susanne worked as an attorney and corporate lawyer in the Netherlands for twelve years. Recognizing the need for user-friendly ways to communicate legal information, she started to develop a visual language for lawyers. In 2005 she founded Legal Visuals. Since then she has deepened and broadened her expertise as facilitator/ information designer/strategic illustrator/creative consultant, far outside the legal box. She is a continuous learner, and received an MA degree in Continental Philosophy from the University of Staffordshire (UK)

Organizations with different types of complex conceptual information have similar challenges and needs.  Even individuals benefit from visual support to envision their career and life transitions.

SIFT Visuals are created by blending information design, visual thinking, sensemaking,  critical analysis, graphic recording, plain language, user experience design, systems thinking, design thinking, community engagement processes, coaching, visual conversation tools, strategic visioning and conceptual illustration/visualization. They come in digital and hand-drawn media,  often blurring the lines between them.

Susanne is a solopreneur, who loves to be a part of multi-disciplinary teams and is an excellent collaborator.

With a highly customized and collaborative approach we discover the right process, the right message and the right medium.

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