As a visual communications specialist, my core offering focuses on the following areas (but not limited to):
Graphic Recording is a way of visually capturing the ideas, issues and topics generated during a meeting, event, conference or strategy workshop. In essence, I “draw the conversation”. Listening closely, I capture the discussion on large panoramic posters and, using colour, words and images, I create a pictorial record and ‘visual journey’ of what is said as it happens.
The benefits include the ability for participants to stand back and see the ‘bigger picture’, see ‘what they mean’ and visualise how their discussion and thinking has evolved. Graphic recording also increases engagement, creativity and understanding as participants see their discussion develop in ‘real time’. The final poster can also be very useful to identify key issues, zone in on priorities and share information with people who were not there on the day.
Graphic recording is used regularly by companies, organisations and associations as well as in community engagement situations.
Video scribing is the art of translating audio content, such as a speech or presentation, into a hand drawn video animation. Working closely with my client and a film director/editor, the animation is drawn by hand (my role), filmed and the the film is edited and sped up to match the pace of the audio. The final video is a great way of sharing thought leadership online or internally at an event or conference.
A core area of my work is personalised and unique hand-drawn illustrations, which provide an eye-catching visual summary to accompany written or textual information. A lot of my work focuses on developing cartoons or illustrations that help companies or organisations tell their brand story or alternatively give a personality to the brand. In addition, my skills have been used regularly in the technology sector where cartoons and illustrations can humanise complex technologies and can communicate abstract ideas in visual narrative.
Private commissions of houses and local places of interest or of personal importance to people has been one of my longest standing services. I received my first commission to draw a company’s office building back in 1994 and I haven’t look back.
Cartoon series: (Life considered):
These simple cartoons show my take on things in life that I come across. They can form interesting conversation starters, can work well in marketing collateral and can be included in presentations to spark ideas or make people think or discuss topics. Plus, I love doing them.
Visual thinking does not always mean picking up a pencil and pad to work toward a finalised illustration - moreover, I can help companies and organisations consider how they could represent key components of their business visually. For example, this could range from providing visual thinking in a brainstorm to discussing how a company can visualise its sales process to make it easier for people to understand and act upon.