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Saving the World, one Rich Picture at a time!

Saving the World, one Rich Picture at a time!

22 June 2022

In collaboration with my colleagues at JA Consulting I recently delivered this Rich Picture to a group of Academics working under the umbrella "Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems". The first time I have done a Rich Picture for CENTS!

Don’t fear the Rich Picture.

Don’t fear the Rich Picture.

13 October 2021

I've just garnered some great feedback from a recent Rich Picture project for another department of one of my favourite clients. They admitted to being apprehensive at the outset but that quickly changed to enthusiasm.

A “Hat trick” with one client?

A “Hat trick” with one client?

17 September 2021

A few years ago I was lucky enough to have one perfect work day. On the same day I delivered a Rich Picture artwork to a client I received payment for the one I'd delivered a month earlier and that afternoon a new commission fell into my lap. As any freelancers out there will recognise this is a highly unlikely event. I have gone one better…

The importance of repeat business to Freelancers (especially in times of COVID-19)

The importance of repeat business to Freelancers (especially in times of COVID-19)

2 October 2020

I have just delivered a third Rich Picture in just over three years to an organisation who prefer to remain anonymous but who I can refer to as a "high-end engineering design and manufacturing organisation with a very strong brand and marketing bias".

Covid-19, Business as usual but leisure unrecognisable!

Covid-19, Business as usual but leisure unrecognisable!

30 March 2020

These are truly unprecedented times we are living in and the World may never be the same again but for the time being I am still open for business.

“For he’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

“For he’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

4 March 2020

I was recently asked to create a Rich Picture to mark the departure of a much loved leader from one of the "Big Four" consultancies. As ever I can't show the whole picture but here's a small section with some identifying features redacted.

Creative Lancashire promote creative Lancastrian.

Creative Lancashire promote creative Lancastrian.

26 February 2020

Those hard working individuals at Creative Lancashire have written a newsletter/blog post promoting my Rich Picture business.

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience…”

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience…”

14 November 2019

My most recently completed Rich Picture project was repeat business for a globally recognisable organisation who once again wish to remain anonymous for two reasons. Firstly because people pay very large sums to be associated with the brand and secondly because they are in a very competitive business and their instinct is to keep everything 'under wraps' from competitors.

Change is the only constant?

Change is the only constant?

5 April 2019

My old Physics teacher used to say "Change is the only constant" but he wasn't talking about organisational change and he hadn't reckoned on Brexit uncertainty.

Another satisfied customer.

Another satisfied customer.

8 January 2018

It’s one of the peculiarities of my branch of specialisation (Rich Pictures) that I am limited in what I can reveal of my very visual work in this very visual media. This particular job was a long time in development but leapt into life when Henry got involved. I don’t think he’d mind me saying that he’s the ‘Military Type’ with a keen eye for detail. I never mind that in a client. It shows they have bought into the picture and care about it passionately. I think the last detail I had to tweak was the height of a one-way sign; the smallest detail was the width of a badger’s jowls- the badger being an ‘in-joke’ that meant something to those in the know. You could say this picture was polished to a parade gloss!

The Rich Picture of Rich Pictures.

The Rich Picture of Rich Pictures.

17 August 2017

The smart people at JA Consulting have really bought into the benefits of Rich Pictures and wanted a way to show the way they can support a variety of business outcomes. A Rich Picture to explain Rich Pictures was the obvious way to go.

“Reliable delivery assured…”

“Reliable delivery assured…”

22 February 2017

A recently completed Rich Picture was for the cutting-edge engineering design and manufacturing arm of a globally recognisable organisation who choose to remain anonymous for commercial reasons. I was very happy with the finished result and it seems they were too.

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

16 June 2016

In the world of Rich Pictures there is always a tension between client confidentiality and self-promotion.

Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”? Do it as a Rich Picture!

Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”? Do it as a Rich Picture!

11 January 2016

It's become something of a Corporate communication cliché, the boring PowerPoint presentation that baffles its intended audience, failing to get even the most important messages across. Bamboozling graphs, bland stock images and bad graphics blended into a boring whole apparently designed to lull the unfortunate attendees into a semi-catatonic state. There is an alternative…

Taking Rich Pictures to the next level.

Taking Rich Pictures to the next level.

16 December 2015

One of my earliest Rich Picture projects, back in 2006, was for NHS Trust Trafford, through Atos Consulting. They were so pleased with it they still use it in their promotional material and a senior executive at that time commented that it had taken Rich Pictures to the next level.

I can’t show you the Rich Picture but…

I can’t show you the Rich Picture but…

3 November 2015

…I can post the glowing recommendation from my recent client, Johanna Hooper (her organisation prefer not to be named).

Throw the Rich Picture away when it’s finished…

Throw the Rich Picture away when it’s finished…

16 July 2015

I have heard it said that the real value of a Rich Picture is the process, not the outcome.

What is a Rich Picture and why?

What is a Rich Picture and why?

3 June 2015

So, what's all this about Rich Pictures? If you've never seen one before I'll try to explain…

Call in the Professionals!

Call in the Professionals!

20 May 2015

After twenty years of hand-knitting my own websites I've finally got around to paying someone to drag it up-to-date, in this wonderful new, WordPress-based, mobile-first thing you see before you.