Collecting Stories People Love to See.

Inside every person – and every business – is a collection of stories and memories. We draw them out of you creating a visually engaging Visual Life Story that is deeply meaningful and creates a legacy and connection between generations.

Personal Life Stories

It’s easy for stories to get lost in the shuffle of everyday life. You might think your friends and family know your stories, but they probably don’t know the half of it! Personal Life Stories are a way to honour a life’s journey, leaving a legacy of story.

Business Life Stories

A Business Life Story expresses the heart of your business journey. Use your story to enlighten  new employees, celebrate retiring staff and remember the incredible journey that brought your business to where it is today.


All obit-books start with a “heart crafted” obituary that is combined with photos to create an accordion fold booklet to share with family and friends. By re-purposing the obituary, we offer an affordable and memorable keepsake with minimal effort. 


A visual summary of a presentation that incorporates key words and phrases with simple graphic metaphors. When shared, sketchnotes are a powerful way to help people recall and reinforce key messages and wisdom.

Map a Memory

Every memory is rooted to a place so let’s start with a map. Map a Memory is a series of fun and engaging exercises divided into modules from specific times in your life. This life map is a story you can share now and with future generations.


Deborah LeFrank

Deborah LeFrank

Graphic Journalist and Memory Collector

For decades Deborah has been a passionate chronicler of life. After a lifetime of hearing her father tell stories, she realized that his memories needed to be collected. She took his stories and combined them with her journalling skills and created her first Visual Life Story.
A new passion was ignited. 

Carmel Ecker

Carmel Ecker

Graphic Communicator

As a writer and graphic designer, Carmel artfully blends images and story to create compelling narratives for both individuals and businesses. As a journalist, she developed a deep love for telling human interest stories. Add her graphic design skills and the results are stories in
a visually stunning format.

Briony Penn

Briony Penn

Artist and Writer

Briony has been recording stories with pen and ink in words and images all her life. The plants and animals of each place climb, grow or fly into the narrative making every story come alive in more ways than one. Briony skillfully combines her ear with her pen to create visual stories that
come to life. 

Let us take you on a journey down the memory river.

Check out our Visual Blog…
As Memory Collectors, we love sharing stories and tips about how to collect precious life memories. 
A New Year – time to reflect and renew

A New Year – time to reflect and renew

I know you’ve heard it before. The new year is a great time to reflect back on the past and set new goals. I love reflecting back to the places or experiences I’ve had over the past year. Leading an introduction to travel journaling workshop in Hatley Castle was a...

Gathering Family and Friends Together, Sharing Life Stories

Gathering Family and Friends Together, Sharing Life Stories

Who is sitting around your table this holiday season? As family and friends gather with food and fluids flowing, it’s a perfect time to reflect on your life stories, and share them with loved ones. This quote from the Dalai Lama is a mantra for me. Like you, I’ve had...

The Season of Others

The Season of Others

I came across this quote recently and thought it a perfect sentiment in this Season of Others. This phrase resonated with me during this time of year when we collectively extend our thoughts beyond our own life sphere. Everyone knows that spending money is not the...

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Need a little help getting your story started? Our Magic Questions are designed to tease your memory and draw out key moments from your life.

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