Can your business tick all the boxes in this SIMPLE business health check?

It can be easy to lose track of the big picture and get lost in the complexity of running your business. To help with this, here’s a simple template I’ve developed to help you check the health of your business. The health check uses the SIMPLE mnemonic to focus on 6 key areas of running a business:Continue reading “Can your business tick all the boxes in this SIMPLE business health check?”

Great day helping the #Interflora leadership team #develop their #visualthinking skills!

I spent yesterday running a Scribble Lab session with the Interflora senior leadership team helping them being to develop their visual thinking skills – in particular their drawing and graphic recording techniques. It was great to see the team really engage with the workshop and commit to using the tools and techniques learnt during theContinue reading “Great day helping the #Interflora leadership team #develop their #visualthinking skills!”

Sneaky Peak! #visualthinking

Just thought I’d share a few small elements of a much larger rich picture I’m creating for a client to help them communicate their new vision and engage their target audience in their work. The staring point for the rich picture was a powerpoint presentation containing outline bullet points for each element of the newContinue reading “Sneaky Peak! #visualthinking”

House of Fraser chooses Crackerjack Visual Thinking’s Scribble Lab™ 1 to help develop its #visualthinking skills!

Crackerjack Visual Thinking is very pleased to have been asked to deliver a bespoke version of our Scribble Lab™ 1 visual thinking training workshop to House of Fraser’s learning and development team later this month. Scribble Lab™ 1 enables participants to draw great graphics and use simple visual tools in the meetings and events they lead (ideal forContinue reading “House of Fraser chooses Crackerjack Visual Thinking’s Scribble Lab™ 1 to help develop its #visualthinking skills!”

Now that’s a novel use for black insulation tape and a whiteboard! #visualthinking

Just spotted this advert for a new TVR sports car which uses just black electrical insulation tape and a whiteboard to visualise a teaser image of the new car. Just shows that you don’t have to stick to pens and paper to communicate your ideas visually! For more ideas on how to visualise your ideasContinue reading “Now that’s a novel use for black insulation tape and a whiteboard! #visualthinking”

NEW Scribble Lab™ Visual Thinking Skills Workshops

Crackerjack’s Scribble Labs™ are designed to help you explore and develop the skills you need to use the power of Visual Thinking in your work. We currently offer three different Scribble Labs™ and all are facilitated by John Ashton (owner of Crackerjack Visual Thinking). Available as both open and in-house workshops, we ensure that: All of our workshops are run usingContinue reading “NEW Scribble Lab™ Visual Thinking Skills Workshops”

Small details = Big Conversations #visualthinking #engagement

I’ve just completed a rich picture for a client to help them communicate some important ideas to one of their key customers. As with all of our visual thinking work, the images we create are there to facilitate the right conversations between people. To do this we ensure each element of the image serves a purposeContinue reading “Small details = Big Conversations #visualthinking #engagement”

Seeing the ‘big picture’ #visualthinking #engagement

One of Crackerjack’s clients sent through a picture of the rich picture we created of their organisations past and future journey. It was great to see it in pride of place in their office! We created the rich picture using a collaborative approach with the organisations team members, using their initial thoughts and ideas as theContinue reading “Seeing the ‘big picture’ #visualthinking #engagement”

Crackerjack featured in Research to Action article on Visual Note Taking at Conferences

Very pleased to be featured in an article by Laura french-Constant of Research to Action about Visual Note Taking at Conferences. You can read the article by clicking here. To find out more about how Crackerjack Visual Thinking creates images that start a conversation, contact us at or call us on +44 (0)775 282 6227.