Crackerjack Visual Thinking is pleased to be able to share a rich picture we created for Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MUH) earlier this year. The image was created to drive discussion and understanding across the organisation of what a high-performing hospital (sometimes referred to as a model hospital) looks like.
Helen Farrington, Associate Director of OD and Training at MUH, comments:
“John from Crackerjack has the amazing ability to make sense of complex information and translate a concept into something that is creative, meaningful and has impact! Creating our ‘rich picture’ required incorporating a diverse range of views and opinions- never easy – but John was patient and flexible and as a result we have something that has wide appeal and application.”
Crackerjack is currently developing a number of other rich pictures for MUH.
To find out more about rich pictures and how they could help you engage and inform people in your organisation, please CONTACT US.
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:
Thanks to Viv Russell from Tarmac and Sarah Fry and Manisha Morar from the IoQ for organising the day!
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Director – Crackerjack Visual Thinking
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!
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:
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, pleasecontact us.
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!
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:
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.