Bringing Ideas to Life: A Look into the Mind of the Creative Director of Ortus Draws

Bringing Ideas to Life: A Look into the Mind of the Creative Director of Ortus Draws

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Ortus Draws Team - Ali

Meet Ali,
the Creative Director of Ortus Draws

Ali is a lover of bold and creative designs, the colour orange, and layered textures. When not on the hunt for a good sushi spot, you can find her looking for new and innovative ways to push the boundaries of design. She spearheaded the creation of Ortus Draws equipped with a strong background in Graphic Design, Brand Identity Development, and Concept Art Illustration. 

How did you end up working on Ortus Draws?

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My journey with Ortus Draws began at The Ortus Club. With a background in both Fine Arts and Performing Arts, I have always been very passionate about drawing and storytelling. So, when I saw a job opening as a Live Digital Illustrator for The Ortus Club, a knowledge-sharing company that runs events globally, I instantly knew it was for me. 

Our sketchnotes have been massively successful because they capture the essence of the conversation in a fun and playful way that helps the participants remember the conversation and keep them engaged. We’ve had countless clients and guests come up to us post-event praising the illustration and saying that they can’t wait for us to be a part of the next one.

So, as we were brainstorming new offerings for the year at The Ortus Club, this was the very obvious next step. I worked alongside Hannah, the Head of Marketing at The Ortus Club, to build on what we had and let Ortus Draws reach new heights as its own company.

What’s the most exciting part of Ortus Draws to you?

To be honest, I’m most excited to see how this company will grow and where it will go. There are so many possibilities, and with the rise of both virtual and hybrid events, more and more opportunities seem to appear each day. I also work with an exceptionally talented and creative team, so I’m very excited to see how their skills grow alongside the company.


Want to add some colour to your next event? Have Ortus Draws listen in! With a live illustrator present, you’ll have a concise, coherent, and colourful visual representation of the discussion ready to catch eyes and engage viewers.


Ortus Draws is a live sketchnoting company that specialises in bringing ideas to life with creative and informative mind maps. Our sketchnotes capture the key points of virtual events, roundtables, webinars, discussions, conferences, presentations, pitches, interviews, and internal meetings. Looking for an illustrator for your event? Contact us now!

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