I recently visited IdeaPaint headquarters in Boston to interview co-founder Jeff Avallon for our podcast, NibSqueak. When I stepped into IdeaPaint’s office space, I felt a rush of excitement. It was like being the first person on a ski run after a night of snow. As you might expect, IdeaPaint’s offices are decked out with wall to wall, floor to ceiling writable surfaces – as exhilarating in some ways as fresh powder. The day I was there, their collaboration walls were all white, gleaming and impossibly pristine, and ready for markers and minds at work or play.

How does your physical environment shape your ability to think creatively, collaborate effectively, and drive action?  In Episode 14 (available above), Jeff and I talk about the power of ubiquitous, accessible writing surfaces to liberate ideas big and small. Jeff explains how access to Idea Walls – and markers! – drives participation and engagement.

Later in our episode, co-host John Colaruotolo and I describe a few graphic facilitation techniques made even better in environments with IdeaPaint. Enjoy!


We want to hear from you! What’s your brilliant idea for using IdeaPaint?

We’re giving away one more IdeaPaint 100 SQFT kit (each covers 10×10 ft of space) to another lucky listener who shares their ideas in the comments below.

This contest will run from August 2, 2016 through August 31, 2016.


NibSqueak is our podcast about using visuals to communicate, collaborate, and work better. For a complete episode list, visit nibsqueak.com.