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A fertile ground for Aha-Moments

The other day I did a  brand storyboard drawing session with a coach who wants to venture out in a new field.  He told me about his vision – standing on stage, talking to people. I asked him about the people in the audience. Why would they buy a ticket to his show? And what would be the result –…

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My messy pencil – about hidden strengths.

Have you heard the saying “your mess is your message?” I think there is something true in there. During many years as a graphic designer, I didn’t do illustrations, because my lines were crooked and the whole thing looked „too messy“. Until one day I had the lightbulb idea to make exactly the messiness “my thing”. And I haven’t looked…

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Freebie: Do you know who you are?

Do you know who you are and what you are doing? I guess. Can you SAY who you are and what you are doing? It can be surprisingly difficult. Especially if you do something that is intangible, complicated, or new. Of course, you don’t NEED an original label. I lived my life happily with the generic label “graphic designer” until I…

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No B.S. Agency – a Brand Storyboard Interview with Pia Silva

I spoke with business coach Pia Silva about the new program that she and her husband Steven are putting out in the world. Here is their website: Worstofalldesign.com

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Think – feel – do. A framework for writing

Drawing is fun. But I found out drawing isn’t enough. If you want to reach your audience, there is no way around writing – and writing well. I came across a framework called „Think-feel-do“, that might be helpful for people like me who want to learn to write better. For impactful writing, you need to cover all three areas: 1)…

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Through the forest to a happy ending

“Worried about the world? Here’s what you need to know: We live in a story. And that means that we can change it.“ Mary Alice Arthur is a story activist. She just launched the the book 365 Alive! – A revolutionary field guide to your inner superpower – Story. Before you read the book, you might – Feel overwhelmed or…

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Make the leap – become visible!

Are you active on social media? First time I posted a drawing on Facebook, I was really scared. Heart pounding, palms sweating…  But I made the leap and started posting. And I’m glad I did. My business wouldn’t exist without social media. Especially Linkedin had been good to me. I am actually getting clients directly from Linkedin.   The pencil…

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Friday Freebie

when I started my own business, I worked as a graphic design freelancer, and took on whatever job was coming along. I designed pillows, cardboard boxes and rugs. Logos, websites and videos for inventors, theatres and organisations. Then I did graphic facilitation and drawing classes – and now I am doing brand consulting for coaches and consultants. The common thread…

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A Safe Harbour for the Homeless, Addicted and Mentally Ill

Here is the result of a Storyboarding session with a Canadian non-profit organisation. The connection was made through Non-profit.today  – a branding agency I had worked with before. The challenge Their communication challenge was to figure out a brand story for Safe Harbour. They want the citizens’ acceptance, who tend to feel threatened by Safe Harbour’s “misfits” and are failing to see…

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Let’s talk Superpowers

What are your superpowers? . If you are at loss for words to describe what makes you unique, try a personality test! According to the Gallup strengths finder test, my strengths are strategic thinking, ideation and visioning. . – “Find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena”? Yes! – “Take something familiar and view it from a strange but enlightening angle”? Yes!…

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