Sunday, 19 March 2017

Graphic Recording in London

This week a client invited me back to draw live at an IT conference. I was there to capture the stories of the speakers and highlight key themes.

A photograph of me scribing from a previous event had been included in their brochure to (hopefully) lure the punters, and explain the term 'graphic recording':

It was an intense couple of days but most of the conference focussed on organisational culture and working well together as multifunctional 'DevOps' teams.

This is one of the rare times I can show what I've been up to as recently I've been having to sign NDA's and swear an oath of secrecy!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Posters for Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Moorfields Eye Hospital asked me to come up with some ideas for a poster campaign with the theme 'Courage to Challenge', to give nurses and technicians, and people lower down the hospital hierarchy the support to challenge behaviours within the hospital by those higher up in staff ranks, e.g. doctors and consultants.

This was quite a tricky brief, as people find it very difficult to challenge their peers and 'superiors', and the client wanted to tread the fine line between being humorous but not belittling the subject or patronising the healthcare professionals involved.

My first attempt was not used as I tried involving animals and the metaphor of an elephant that always forgets to do things the right way - unfortunately deemed too childish for senior consultants!

So here are the ideas we arrived at:

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Murals for Hackney Council

Hackney council's Public Health department asked me to create four images to be displayed as 'stair murals' internally on their flights of stairs.

The brief was to represent Hackney in all its diversity and variety, showcasing what the borough has to offer, the theme of 'wellbeing' and also to include enough detail to keep people coming back to the murals and the stairs.

So here are four great things about Hackney - London Fields Lido, the 38 bus, the glorious Hackney Empire, and the ever energetic Ridley Road market:

And here they are installed in March 2017.
I hope the vinyls stand the test of time, and some serious footfall!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Graphic Recording in Madrid

Last week I was working at a sales conference in Madrid, creating visual minutes with Federica Ciotti and Beatrice Baumgartner-Cohen.

As well as working big, we also produced A4 sketchnotes. These work well when a client doesn't want a drawing 'performance' to distract from the main focus of the speakers.

It was also great to visit Madrid, a wonderful city.

If you go, I recommend staying in the Huerta district.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Empathy Illustrations for The Happy Newspaper

This time of year, with the short days and cold nights, can be a trial. If you know someone who is suffering, then empathy (not sympathy) is one way to make them feel supported.

For more information on this and other uplifting stories, get your mitts on the recent edition of 'The Happy Newspaper':

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy 2017!

Wishing everyone a creative and inspiring start to a fresh working year!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Graphic Recording for Comic Relief

Some recent work from a schools project commissioned by Comic Relief in partnership with GlaxoSmithKlein. The theme was the continuing fight to rid the world of Malaria.

This was held in a great space - the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre, Woking.

I was asked to capture the ideas the students came up with as well as the spirit of the event. They had a lot to take in and navigate as they were given real world challenges and a limited time to come up with solutions.