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Crackerjack creating rich pictures for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust #nhs #nuh #magnetrecognition #visualthinking #engage

I’m very pleased to share that Crackerjack Visual Thinking will be working with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to create two rich pictures and an animation to share key themes and ideas relating to both nursing and midwifery professional practice models (PPM) and the MAGNET recognition programme respectively.

Here’s a sneak peak at part of the PPM rich picture that’s currently in development:

NUH example

To find out more about rich pictures and how they can help you communicate and engage with your people, please CONTACT US.

John Ashton
Director – Crackerjack Visual Thinking

Crackerjack Visual Thinking ‘rocks’ with the Institute of Quarrying #IoQ #visualthinking #engage #communicate

I recently visited Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry in Derbyshire as part of my research and preparation for developing two rich pictures for the Institute of Quarrying (IoQ). As well as facilitating a visual mapping session with representatives from Tarmac and the IoQ, I was also lucky enough to be taken on a tour of the quarry itself. Here’s a few pics from my visit:

IOQ Sept 17

Thanks to Viv Russell from Tarmac and Sarah Fry and Manisha Morar from the IoQ for organising the day!

To find out more about how rich pictures can help communicate information and engage people, please CONTACT US.

John Ashton
Director – Crackerjack Visual Thinking

Crackerjack Visual Thinking to develop the #visualthinking skills of the #Interflora senior leadership team

I’m pleased to share with you that Crackerjack Visual Thinking will be working with the Interflora senior leadership team (SLT) in November to help them develop their visual thinking skill set.

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We’ll be focussing on helping them develop both confidence and technique in drawing and also capturing information visually in a live environment.

The goal will be to enable the SLT to begin using these approaches in their own meetings to drive better conversations and enable ideas to be explored and captured more effectively.

If you and your colleagues would also benefit from developing these visual thinking skills, please do CONTACT US.

John Ashton
Director – Crackerjack Visual Thinking

Crackerjack on camera! #visualthinking

Hi.

Hope you’re having a good summer. I’m back in the studio after a couple of weeks holiday down in Devon. It’s great to back – but I wish I could nip down to the beach for a bit of bodyboarding! Tricky when I’m sitting in the middle of the UK about as far from the sea as it’s possible to be in this country!

However…

I had a great day yesterday working on whiteboard animation for Oxford Medical Illustration (OMI). I drew a number of different images directly onto the whiteboard and this was filmed in full 4K high-resolution. The studio had the lighting set up to minimise shadows and reflections. Here’s a picture of the studio set-up:

OMI Studio

The outputs from the session will now be used as part of an internal communications campaign and be combined with a number ‘talking heads’ videos. We hope to be able to share elements of the whiteboard animation with you shortly.

To discuss how whiteboard animation can help you communicate ideas to your people, please contact us.

Working with the Weetabix On The Go Team #visualthinking

I spent yesterday with the Weetabix On The Go team at their office at Weetabix HQ in Northamptonshire. I’m helping them to visualise their teams amazing journey from internal Weetabix start-up to the UKs #1 breakfast drink. The starting point for this work is to identify the special ‘ingredients’ that have helped them to become a super-successful team and business. Now on with creating the rich picture to help them tell their story!

Don’t take our word for it! Here’s the latest client feedback about working with Crackerjack Visual Thinking #engage #communicate #visualise

We’ve just received the following feedback from Chris Henderson, Founder of One Third More about the work we’ve recently undertaken for him:

“I commissioned John Ashton of Crackerjack Visual Thinking to create a rich picture and hand-drawn animation of the key themes I explore in my book ‘Jump!: Deliver astonishing results by unleashing your leadership team’. John worked with me to understand the key messages I wanted to communicate and developed a metaphor and storyboard that visualised the story I wanted to tell. The rich picture and animation are excellent and give me two valuable resources that I can share with clients, use in presentations and display on my website. I found working with John to be both thought provoking and supportive and look forward to working with him again on future projects.”

Chris Henderson | Founder of One Third More

Here’s the rich picture we created for Chris. Click on the image to see the hand-drawn animation:

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To find out more about our work, please contact us

Institute of Quarrying (@IQ_UK) ask Crackerjack #VisualThinking to create rich pictures to help #engage people with the world of #quarrying

We’re very pleased to share that the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) have asked us to create two rich pictures to engage people in the world of quarrying. The rich pictures will visualise the life-cycle of a quarry and the processes and job roles involved in quarrying.

The rich pictures will used for a variety of purposes including induction, training, communications and awareness raining activity.

Excitingly, the rich pictures will be also be displayed near the IQs QuarryGarden at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show being held in June 2017.

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Quarry Garden (picture courtesy of the Institute of Quarrying)

We look forward to working with the IQ again on this project and also wish the IQ “Happy Birthday” as they celebrate their centenary this year!

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