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 humourous 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.
After being asked for the 100th time by clients if we offered animated videos of our cartoons, Jock and I decided to try our hand at producing one. Here's our first go … [continue]
My cartoon is on the cover of Mensa Australia's journal, just out — the theme of the issue is humour.
There's also a full page article inside about my work as a strategy cartoonist … [continue]
A week ago I completed work on a series of eight large posters that mapped out customer contact and interaction paths for another major energy sector company. While I normally do workshop cartoons in person, these were different … [continue]
It's not quite Strategy or Corporate, but there's a nice newspaper article about me in the Melbourne AGE and the Sydney Morning Herald, about how I use an iPad to draw cartoons for my series in the Warrandyte Diary newspaper … [continue]
I'm just wrapping up a project doing a series of cartoons for the website of a boutique consulting company in Western Australia. They've got a very nice website, but they felt that it was just a bit text heavy … [continue]
I've just helped out at 2 one-day workshops for the Australian division of a major international energy company. Run by a consultant who specialises in relationship management between companies in strategic alliances … [continue]
I've just completed a huge project for one of my major mining clients. Eighteen posters and over a hundred drawings using cartoon characters to explain some highly technical details … [continue]
I've just done a series of cartoons for an Australian mining company's safety handbook. They already have an amazing safety procedure manual as thick as a phone book, to appease the lawyers and regulators, but … [continue]
I've just completed a commissioned series of cartoons and a logo for a contamination prevention awareness campaign. A large Australian company has realised after doing a little research that it can save tens of millions … [continue]
Just completed a three day Leadership Workshop/Forum with the management of a major Australian financial services company. The meeting was run by a professional facilitator, and my role was to sit in the corner and draw … [continue]