Friday, 26 January 2018

Storytelling and Comics

I've been trying to learn more about storytelling and comics and so late last year I did a really excellent short 'Comics' course at the Royal Drawing School run by the wonderful Emily Haworth-Booth:

During the course I developed this short story inspired by my grandmother, Doris Fenner.

Bespoke Illustrations

These images were commissioned by a client who has been using them for workshops, in order to communicate their ideas more clearly to a global audience.

Bespoke illustrations like these can be very effective for clients, especially if they are created together collaboratively. Do get in touch if you have a project in mind!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Happy Christmas!

Wishing everyone who's reading, a hugely enjoyable Christmas, and all the wonders that a new year can bring! Hope it's a good one for you and yours.

This year Christmas is going to the dogs...

Graphic Recording, north London

This was a workshop held by Healthwatch, to consult with the local community in Enfield to gather ideas and feed back to healthcare providers which services to bring closer to home. 

Top subjects were mental health services and blood tests, but there were a spread of other subjects and a very vocal deaf community who demanded access to information - as without this people aren't getting the support they need.

The Exchange Network - poster design

This was a collaborative piece illustrated to share a brilliant idea: let's pool the shared knowledge of patients, clinicians, researchers and carers. 

The group meet regularly to cross-examine and raise their awareness, and ultimately to improve patient care. Inspiring work!

On 28th November, this won best poster at The National Institute for Health Research's conference: Involve 21.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Amnesty International, Bristol

Our continuing quest to find out more from the supporters of Amnesty - how can the structure of the organisation change and what are the reasons that make people take action? Bristol's workshop was held on a boat, but at the next event in London we'll be back on solid ground!

Facilitation by Jo Shaw from Human Thinkers:

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Amnesty International in Manchester

I've been asked to capture some investigative workshops held by Amnesty across the country - the first one was in Manchester earlier this month.

A lovely bunch of people with some great ideas on how we can all 'Be Amnesty'. Very inspiring.

Thanks to Jo from Human Thinkers for skilfully facilitating the sessions, drawing out the themes and helping people talk about what makes them tick: