Breakthrough Visuals helps businesses and organizations use visual storytelling to communicate their messages.

We love what words and images can do together and we bring that enthusiasm to every project we take on. Whether a client is interested in live graphic recording, an explainer video or an infographic, our process starts with a conversation to truly understand what they need. We continue to collaborate closely through each step of the creative journey until we reach our goal: concise, warm and engaging content that makes audiences feel good and clients look great. There aren't many companies that do what we do and none that do it like us.

Our expertise in a many types of visual narrative gives us a combination of skills that are hard to find anywhere else.

After 10+ years working with businesses and organizations and 30 years in professional cartooning we have the know-how to work with any sort of message.

Creative Content = An Engaged Audience.
We create visual solutions that surprise, delight and inform.

Terry LaBan, Founder

Terry LaBan has been telling stories with words and pictures ever since he could hold a pencil . He began his career drawing political cartoons about state and local issues for the Ann Arbor News shortly after graduating from college and went on to spend 20 years working in the comic book industry as both an artist and writer for numerous publishers, including Fantagraphics Books, Dark Horse Comics, Disney Egmont and DC Vertigo. In 2001 he created the daily comic strip “Edge City,” which was nationally syndicated by King Features Syndicate for 15 years. In 2015 Terry became interested in graphic recording, which led him to start Breakthrough Visuals, a business that offers a full range of visual storytelling services to businesses and organizations. He has also taught classes in graphic narrative as an adjunct professor at Jefferson University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Illustrating Progress

Illustrating Progress offers live graphic recording, visual consulting services and a variety of workshops. We've partnered with them to great success and on number of projects and referred each other many others. Read more at illustratingprogress.com.

Germantown Studios

Germantown Studios is a full-service animation studio based in northwest Philadelphia.Their animation styles span the gamut of possibilities, but we work with them most often on whiteboard videos and similar projects. Read more at germantownstudios.com.

Eli LaBan

Eli LaBan is an Emmy Award-winning videographer, editor and animator based in the Philadelphia area. He's also Terry LaBan's son. In addition to his work with Big Picture Alliance and numerous other businesses and nonprofits, Eli animates explainer videos for Breakthrough Visuals. Find out more about him at elilaban.com.