Through his cartoons, Robert brings a fresh perspective to strategic meetings or corporate communications. Robert’s diverse experience and interests combine with a well-developed sense of humour to create a unique and memorable view of the world.
Robert attends strategic workshops to produce cartoons that aid group conversation, often in conjunction with other meeting facilitators.
Strategic Cartooning uses drawing and visual metaphor as a business tool to assist companies with their strategic thinking, helping management groups to see problems from a new visual perspective, often with a good dash of humour.
Cartoons are also a great way to encourage group conversations around difficult topics. People can struggle to remember presentation bullet points, and yet vividly describe the metaphors of a humorous cartoon weeks later.
Robert also draws cartoons on commission, both individually and in series. Typical uses for this are management books, company safety campaigns, websites, presentations, and manuals.
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As well as being a cartoonist, Robert has worked as a senior graphic designer for almost 20 years at his award-winning design studio ThereFor. He has also worked in the fields of web development, software programming, and workflow automation. With a personal interest in engineering, entrepreneurship, and strategic thinking, Robert has been an active participant in design industry bodies and has held various positions on State and national committees of the Australian Graphic Design Association. Robert is also a professional member of the Australian Cartoonists Association. [more about Robert]
When I tell people I work as a Strategy Cartoonist, sometimes the easiest way to explain it is to give some examples of what I do...
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