Visual Minutes

Scarlet Design

Fran O’Hara , Creative Director Scarlet Design & Visual Communications Expert

FranFran O’Hara is Founder & Creative Director of Scarlet Design – a strategic thinking, design, training, and visual facilitation consultancy. 4 years with Disney in Hong Kong and Los Angeles disrupted Fran’s career path as a design manager, and opened up a world of strategic story-telling.

As an industry expert with 20+ years’ experience, with her team she creates visual tools which transform the way people and organisations work, and how stories are defined and communicated. Fran specialises in facilitation and engagement using visual methodology to help clients tell their stories –  from hand-drawn to digital, and from small to giant scale. With organisations such as Academi Wales, WAST, Welsh Government, NHS Wales, NRW, Powys THB, Dwr Cymru, Barclays and Vodafone.

Armed with postgraduate qualifications in teaching and coaching, and 100s of pens, Fran actively creates opportunities to grow awareness, confidence and skills in visual storytelling. She has trained 400+ people in visual thinking, practice and methodology, providing skills to help people negotiate the current fast-paced, information-heavy workplace.

At the conference Fran and her team will be creating a giant Big Ideas Wall, capturing participants thoughts and ideas, similar to the Public Health Wales wall example. Make sure you visit and record your ideas so they can be visualised! Please tweet the maps during the conference, and afterwards the maps will be digitised and shared.

Contact: @Fran_OHara  @ScarletDesignGr

Examples of Fran’s work:

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Client Quotes:

Fantastic visualising information workshop” Academi, Welsh Government.

Your visual minutes are brilliant. I can’t imagine a world without them! Your team has a real flair and eye for quality.” Primary Care Manager, Hywel Dda UHB

Lots of very positive feedback from both our Executive team and colleagues as well as our stakeholders… about how good the ‘story board’ looked” Director, Dwr Cymru

Fran brings clarity when facilitating a meeting as a result of her illustrations and fair but firm approach.” Manager, Chwarae Teg

A practical and engaging 2 day visual facilitation course, increased my confidence and skills… Brilliant” Anglian Water