Drawing attention to your story
Here is one of my latest video scribe animations for Wake2o, an intermediary in hedge fund secondaries. Wake2o enables investors to buy and sell interests of hedge fund units and this video scribe animation tells the story of its continuing class product launch on it’s Wake-X platform. You can also view my video scribe animation here on the Wake2o website main page.
This was a great video scribe animation to work on as I had to bring out the essence of the story using the right combination of pictures and words and all the time keep the visual focus on the important financial messages being talked about.
These are my visual notes drawn during a presentation by Peter Bush, formerly CEO of McDonald’s Australia, at the Tamworth Business Chamber lunch in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Peter’s presentation was riveting - full of business ideas, lessons learnt and top tips. Peter talked about his experience in turning around McDonald’s Australia and how he and his team helped propel McDonald’s Australia to be the best performing McDonald’s business globally for five consecutive years. The aim of my visual notes is to help remind me of some of the golden nuggets of advice Peter shared so that in 2 hours, 2 days, 2 months or 2 years time I can think back and remember the “essence” of what he said. Call it my own visual memory tool.
I recently created a video scribe animation for the National Union of Workers (NUW) on one of the most topical issues in Australia: job security and the casualisation of the workforce. According to the NUW, ‘it used to be that when you got a job, it was a job you could count on. Over the last 30 years, that’s been changing. More and more workers feel insecure in their job. The NUW’s campaign aims to reverse this trend’. The NUW speech gave me the opportunity to visualise and video scribe some really interesting thought leadership areas. For more information, go to the Jobs You Can Count On website.
Holding the highest wine qualification, John Downes is one of only 300 Masters of Wine in the world. With 20 years experience as a wine entertainer, broadcaster and journalist, this short video scribe animation I created tells you more about his mission to make wine simple and easy to enjoy. Yes, if you haven’t guessed it or made the connection yet, this was a Father & Son video scribing production! Lots of fun to create.
I recently contributed two illustrations to Craig Pearce Strategic Communication’s latest white paper titled: The Holy Trinity of public relations: thought leadership, 3rd party credibiilty, strategic alliances.
Here are two of my illustrations of the left and right side of the brain that were featured on the front and back covers of a Retained Neonatal Reflexes (RNR) booklet by Susan Walker and Keith Keen. RNR is a revolutionary approach to treating children with learning difficulties and behavioural problems.
There’s nothing better than starting the day listening to an inspirational speaker. Today at Tamworth’s Chamber of Commerce business breakfast briefing Peter Irvine, the co-founder of Gloria Jean’s Coffee, provided a double shot of business ideas, energy, insights and advice. As with all good presenters, Peter captivated the audience with real-life stories and experiences. Truly a case of re-living his experiences, not re-telling them. Making a connection, not shovelling out content to the audience. Here are my rough visual notes drawn furiously while listening intently and trying to scoff down the great breakfast at the All Seasons hotel.
I had the privilege last week of being the graphic recorder at A Day of Inspiration, which is billed as one of Australia’s most inspiring corporate events. All my graphic recording posters of each key note speaker can be downloaded here for free. There are nine graphic recording posters in total.
A Day of Inspiration brings together some great keynote speakers who take the stage for a full day to share amazing stories about life, business, achievements, courage and determination. The day raises vital money, awareness and support in the fight against cancer (all proceeds go to the Tour de Cure – a cycling foundation committed to finding a cure for cancer).
It was great to use my graphic recording skills to support such a great cause and draw speeches ’live’ by the likes of Peter Fitzsimons, Drew Ginn, Susie Maroney, Philip Hesketh, Petrea King, Gerry Ryan, Leo Sayer, Paul Roos and others. Thanks to Gary Bertwistle and his team for a great day and for getting me involved.
Working closely with the team at Network of Community Activities, I created this bright, energetic and activity filled poster for the National Out of School Hours Services Association (NOSHSA). The My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia will ensure that children in school age care will have opportunities to engage in leisure and play-based experiences which are responsive to the needs, interests, and choices of the children attending the service and contribute fully to their ongoing development.
Network of Community Activities is committed to helping promote quality community based services for school aged children, including children with disabilities.