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.

Obit-Book

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. 

Sketchnotes

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.

OUR STORY

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. 
Storytelling – Places that stay in your heart and soul

Storytelling – Places that stay in your heart and soul

My Dad grew up in rural Nova Scotia, a place that forever stays in his heart and soul. Like my grandfather, Dad’s love of storytelling and song is legendary. With a booming voice he loves to sing and combines that skill with a bit of kitchen party theatre. It was easy...

Memories immortalized – How do you define Immortality?

Memories immortalized – How do you define Immortality?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica - Immortality is defined as, “The indefinite continuation of the mental, spiritual, or physical existence of individual human beings.” In my humble opinion this definition defines the result of the work we do here at Visual Life...

Food Stories Connect Us

Food Stories Connect Us

Food stories connect us - to each other, to the land and to different cultures. This excerpt is from a book completed last year about an adventurous, fun guy who loved to cook and who died far too young from cancer leaving behind a young son. Here is a bit more of his...

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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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