A new phase… a new face

A new phase… a new face

Making your mark does not get boring… I must say that for all the years I have been working there have been an equal amount of years of me trying to get my thinking to match my doing. In JAM I thought I had almost found the right kind of sharing when it comes down to talking about visual thinking and the people who are best at this. It has now been about 6 months since I have moved on from the comforts of the JAMJAR and ever since that time I have been looking for a right way to make myself known to the world. With Visually yours I have rekindled the pilot light of a vision, which has long-since been with me,  to a new fiery beacon of phat visual beats…. because yes folks… It’s all about that bass… no treble…;)
Today I reach one of those nexus point when you are slow cooking a design. Suddenly I just overlaid one piece of my puzzle of the other and presto, wham bam thank you ma’am… there it was. The next step of my visual identity. I know that after all of these years I show ask for help and that is just what I would like to do by posting this post.
To all of those graphic nut-cases who I have met over the years I pose a challenge. Help me take the look and feel of Visually yours to a new level of mark making. In exchange I offer you my services and personal enthusiasm to get your own story unleashed! Oh yeah and I just acquired a kick-ass plotter scanner…so…:).
There is a story that fits with the visual feel of this Logotype… check out my next post for more about Vy!
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LEAN IMAGES

During my absence in the Thinking salon I shared its thinking space with  John van Beers, a neighbour and fellow entrepreneur who is balancing his consulting work for Ericsson with a Phd at the University of Leiden. His academic quest is to find qualitative proof for using Lean Management principles in Hospital environments. His thesis is now splattered all over the thinking walls of my Thinking salon and after a quick explanation I could see he would be helped greatly by making his domain (the organisation in transition) more visual… another investment…;). Next week we’ll see what we can make to make LEEN a little less boring.

…then everybody can play!

…then everybody can play!

…facing the big ocean of possibility when I turn my back to JAM, I jump in with the bagage of 10 Years of building a company that has been getting ready for the new human way of operating. Ironically  this new way of working revealed a separate door for myself. A door that once taken allows me to run free and splash around in the water again, like the green water buffalo I am…
After my focus to get VY going, the first wave of interaction has been with my loved ones. It takes more time at home to realise how important your presence can be in your most direct surroundings. I can feel this most when I am fixing things around the house while the kids are playing. Involving them in what I am doing is a big challenge when you want things to go in a certain way. And to make this challenge even greater I got to go on a field trip with Elsa and Svea and all of the 1st and 2nd graders of the Nutsschool in Wassenaar. My task was simple… manage, guide,take care of 4 girls in the coolest place to explore things, the ONTDEKHOEK in Amsterdam. This taught me one very important lesson… just let them go… and ride the wave! Trying to channel the desires of 5 little vectors who go in different directions at individual speeds is impossible if you want to ENJOY their uninhibited creative fire. In this place there were no rules…which meant everybody could play!
The daily activities that keep me going are meeting up with friends who have been standing on the horizon for far too long. Meeting and reflecting with those who either speak my language, or know how to challenge it, has been a great way to see what comes out when they start to ask me the question behind the question. What are you going to do and where are you going to start? This is where I end up saying something vague about drawing BIG… That something is what I need to explore more.
You can find one of the fuelling initiatives at the campaign for drawing.
the first waves have been created… who wants to get wet?
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