mj broadbent

Creative Thought Partner and design consultant in Oakland, California

mj broadbent

Creative Thought Partner and design consultant in Oakland, California

I am a creative thought partner who specializes in information-gathering, synthesizing, and creating clarity through visuals…so people see and understand "the big picture."

As a customer experience design leader, I work with teams using a collaborative, human-centered approach to create large-scale digital product and service solutions.

As a meeting designer and graphic facilitator, I work with business and technology teams to co-create actionable, visible results through participatory activities and visual thinking (i.e., I design and deliver customized meetings, workshops, and training).

As a graphic recorder and sketchnoter, I create real-time visual notes that provide event participants (and non-participants) with clear, memorable, illustrated summaries that are informative and delightful.

As an instructor, I design and teach visual skill-building in both corporate and academic settings.

As an illustrator and certified California Naturalist, I create visual explanations for everything from business to botany.

My clients appreciate that I provide a custom blend of the above skills specifically tailored to their needs and objectives.

Clients include Expedia Group, Cisco, Google, Oracle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Zendesk, General Electric, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Rosenfeld Media, Johnson & Johnson, and Standard & Poor’s.

  • Work
    • MJ Broadbent Design
  • Education
    • University of Cincinnati, DAAP College
What clients say about me
MJ, you hit the nail on the head with this illustration. I am thrilled. Thank you."
Book Author (with whom I partnered to visualize a conceptual map)
The future vision storyboards you created helped us to win significant Series B funding."
Director of Product, EV Startup
[Your workshop synthesis] is wonderful - comprehensive, direct, and actionable. So appreciate your guidance and perspective. Thank you!"
V.P. Design Operations