A practical workbook for learning simple sketching skills (like people, faces, objects and scenes, storyboarding, journey mapping, and conceptual illustration) for better ways to explore problems, generate ideas, explain concepts, and persuade stakeholders.
100 4-step sketches of various objects, animals and people — everything from lions to lava lamps — for you to try drawing, to boost your drawing confidence. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is a fun way to amp up your visual vocabulary.
Say goodbye to boring meetings! This book is made for anyone who runs any kind of online meeting, with 50 different fun, insightful and intriguing activities to try with your group. Guaranteed not to contain any cheesy ones. Comes with a companion website.
Ben is Principal Facilitator at Bright Pilots, his visual facilitation consultancy. Bright Pilots helps you work out the fundamentals of your business, product or service: your purpose, your strategy, and your value proposition.
But it’s not all abstract plans and nice-looking charts; it’s about raising your team’s innovation capabilities, for better idea generation, prototyping and business cases. Ben does this through facilitating all kinds of workshops, and bringing conversations to life with sketching and visualisation.
Ben has two big passions in life. The first is drawing, in all its forms: for art, for provocation, for explanation, for communication. The second is using the mindset, skillset and toolset of design in teams, to solve problems and envision better futures.
Both are all about unlocking people’s potential to make a better impact for our communities and our planet, amidst the messiness and ambiguity of modern life. This is what drives him as a speaker, for conferences, corporate offsites, and podcasts. Topics:
Using drawing for business strategy, user experience, persuasion and creativity
Design Thinking, and using design for better innovation, business performance, and team performance
Unleashing creativity at work, in useful and non-awkward ways