Our friends @TheSchoolofLife recently asked us to live scribe @jonahlehrer ‘s talk on Genius, one of their brilliant Sunday Sermons at the Conway Hall, London. Not for the first time recently, we realised that when you’re asked to scribe the rapid-fire insights of smart, eloquent, original thinkers such as Lehrer it’s both the best of [...]
Sometimes we work with business men and women. Sometimes we work with government. Or the good people who run charity organizations. Now and again, an undead writer comes knocking. Zombie Hand said “My book needs a cover” and I said ok, I’ll do it. Because it’s an amazing tale. Very, very funny. And nobody says [...]
It was an interesting challenge creating images for Face, the co-creation brand agency – http://www.facegroup.co.uk. We often have to conceptualise something that’s hard to nail as an image. It’s more challenging to make that a small image for a web page. I think I like working in miniature.
Here are some cartoons I recently did for a phone company.
Dan, Chris, James and Karolin Schnoor were lucky enough to scribe at IBM’s summit ‘Smarter Business for a Sustainable Future’ held at Lancaster House. There was an amazing list of speakers, including Prince Charles, and what we learned from them and the debate over the course of the event was fascinating. We worked on nine [...]
Here’s a few images from a recent scribing session. I guess this is the opposite of a mind-mapping approach. This is trying to catch headlines and turn them into a series of single images. These were all done in a day at a workshop. Then they were given a splash of colour and the group [...]
This was a picture that came out of a recent conference where a business was setting their strategic direction. I sat and took notes and stuck together this picture afterwards. I drew it up and they checked the content. They made it a lot simpler than I originally envisaged but I’ve deleted a lot of [...]
Again, can’t go into content – so I’ve had to shrink and blur some of the image – but hopefully you can see the approach. This is a more traditional mindmap which tries to link up all of the content so it can deliver the content and how it interconnects in a really efficient fashion. [...]
This is some recent work to capture brainstorming session. Can’t really say too much about the content but you can see that it forms a nice landscape. Some of the information I took a bit of time to distill as the participants were engaged in rounds of work in smaller teams. For some of the [...]
Just having a pre-Christmas desk tidy and stumbled across some scribing James and I did for a large drinks company a good three or four years ago. Couldn’t find anything of mine that was cleaned up, but I thought I’d share a few of James’ illustrations. It’s funny how the images remain but the context [...]
Here’s a stop frame whiteboard animation I did with a production team from GradeGuru to explain their knowledge sharing network.
I recently captured the talk of a survivor of the 7/7 terrorist attack, which was inspiring. Afterwards I shot the illustration and recreated it, with a bit more density, on the same whiteboards. Here’s an excerpt.
Here are some images created on an event, capturing important issues, to be used as a support for text in the summary document. It’s a nice angle to approach the content at. Getting into the detail is interesting but sometimes it’s good to just create something a bit whimsical and oblique. This approach works well [...]
James and I put in a marathon session of scribing at Google Zeitgeist last week. The speakers and discussions came thick and fast and were all extremely rich in content, so we really had our work cut out, but I think we managed to produce the goods and we had some great feedback from delegates. [...]
James and I were scribing at Google Zeitgeist Europe 2009 last week. The theme of the first day of the conference was, broadly, survival and recovery from the recent economic downturn, and the opportunity, during the current period of reassessment, for more ethical and responsible business models. Day two focused more on how new technologies, [...]
This is a typical event scribe that tries to capture the flow of a conversation in detail.
Here is a knowledge wall that I created in a day for a company that was brainstorming what its marketing strategy should be.
This is an excerpt from a timeline I created to record and celebrate the stages of a government project. Unfortunately I can’t show the full detail but I think this gives a good impression. I created two more to capture the evolution of the project over the next two years. They were printed large and [...]
James and I worked at Tate Modern last autumn creating these pieces of scribing for Audiotours to iPhones, a workshop and conference for the museums and galleries community. We captured these at the workshop session, a productive day prior to the main event involving around 25 people working at the busy and fast-changing intersection of [...]