Tag: Visual scribing

The Independence Conference marked 20 years since the Bank of England was granted independence to set interest rates. The Bank of England wanted to take a step back and reflect on central bank independence, its practical application and future challenges.

We created a series of animations summarising the 2 days:

 

Read full article here:
https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/events/2017/september/20-years-on

You would probably agree with me when I say: “Steve Jobs is one of the greatest innovation masters of modern times.” After all, his successes speak for themselves.

So, if you’re looking for the next big thing, it’s worth taking the time to study his principles in order to succeed.

Today’s post will explain Steve Jobs’ approach to innovation and inspire you to: think different.

How did Steve Jobs use innovation to save Apple?

When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997 the company was close to bankruptcy. Other less knowledgeable individuals might have resolved to cutting costs and firing people left, right and centre to keep the company afloat, but Steve Jobs took a different approach. He chose to innovate instead.

“The cure for Apple AAPL -0.32% is not cost-cutting; the cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.” said Jobs.

We all know the results. Apple is now considered as one of the most successful and innovative companies of all times. Now even more than ever, innovation is crucial for businesses looking to survive and thrive.

The golden rules of innovation

The golden rules of innovation as applied by Steve Jobs can work equally for small and big companies, even for one-person enterprises.

The best part:

Those rules can help us as individuals to achieve our goals and live more satisfying and fulfilled lives.

Visual Scribing collected some of Steve Jobs innovative insights and created an infographic that hopefully will help you to “stay hungry and stay foolish” for innovative ideas.

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Drawing is our passion. We never stop. We scribble conversations, ideas, situations. We scribble waiting in a phone queue, travelling on a train, waiting for the waiter to bring our breakfast. You get the idea. Our Creative Director and scribe David comes back from each trip with dozens of travel sketches. The great thing about turning one´s passion into profession is that you never really get tired of what you are doing.

Here are some sketches from David´s recent trip to Rome and Wroclaw:

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Mural illustrations create an unique creative vibe in events and ultimately inspire people.

Visualscribing.com was invited by Steelcase to create a massive mural in their “The power of place” event. An event bringing together clients and employees to celebrate the power of beautiful and functional design. The mural was composed by 60 A4 foam boards. We created a gallery of images describing Steelcase´s brand values, services and products.

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Live illustration is probably one of the oldest ways of human communication. Perhaps that´s why it´s so fascinating. It reminds people of how doodles can trigger our creative energy.

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Visuals combined in order to generate a narrative. Each individual picture was a piece of art to be given to the participants.Steelcase_livescribingEverything that was drawn live in the event was photographed and delivered back to the client in a digital document that can be shared among the participants, or used in communication materials.

02_williamblake_visualscribingAnimating Blake was fun. We felt like sending a different kind of postcard to our clients this time. The inspiration came from a great English Painter and Poet William Blake, who encouraged his fellow human beings to live a life of creativity, experiment, imagination. He himself was completely free of the conventions of his time, which allowed him to create art that seems modern 300 years later. Like a modern scribe, Blake very often combined typography with image.

We approached the project in a Blake like manner, drawing with a black pen (Staedtler 0.5) without any sketches straight onto a A4 white sheet of paper, surrendering ourselves to the spontaneity of the creative process.

That´s what the ready drawing looked like:

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Once the drawing was done, we have scanned it and applied colour in photoshop, keeping the colour palette reduced to yellow, black and blue to keep the drawing joyful but elegant. Our unique combination of skills combining graphic facilitation with brand and print design, allows us to take a project from the first drawn line to the printed product ensuring a high quality throughout the whole process.

Our clients enjoyed the postcard a lot and their feedback inspired us to animate it.

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We were invited graphic record the Never Stop Learning event. Childhood is a magic time of discovering and trying things out. Whatever we learn as kids, creates the foundation for our future choices. 

 Someone once said that illustrators are children that never stopped drawing and we could not agree more!

Visual Scribing was invited to provide graphic facilitation for an inspiring event “Never Stop Learning” organised by and for the teachers of Never Stop Learning Hub to share exciting ways to engage and motivate students.

The key speaker Hywel Roberts “Oops, children learn accidentally”, was followed by 10 workshops and a series of micro-presentations. We agreed that the best way forward would be to draw in real time on a 3m x2m piece of paper fixed to the wall, so that the content of the conference would unfold itself simultaneously with the speeches. After the event we digitalised the mural and sent it to the organisers to circulate among the attendees via website, twitter, facebook.

Some of the feedback we got:
“The evening was captured brilliantly through the artwork of David”

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