Organisations often get stuck when change is abound. The traditional linear way of working with information has got us to this point, now our businesses and cultures are looking for the next wave of evolution.
Eye-Think is a consultancy and training academy that helps businesses approach change differently. We use the power of visual thinking to bring fluency to the 'ideas in and ideas out' process. We use mapping and design to bring a centre of gravity to an important conversation, tell a great visual story or give form to ideas as they catapult across a room. What if 'non-designers' became fluent designers? The Academy grew from this 'what if'.
We live and work in an information economy, where we are required to process a lot of data. Our culture expects linear sequential thinking, even though most of us think in images. It is our visual-spatial faculties that will help us navigate the depths of the quagmire.
Visual Thinking is an approach that helps us to organise our thoughts and improve our ability to think and communicate. It is a great way to convey complex or potentially confusing information. It can help us externalise our internal thinking processes, making them clearer, more engaging and actionable. Learning to listen, observe, access our imagination and experiment without fear are all muscles to be developed when designing and communicating our ideas.
Rachel started her professional life for over a decade in design as an architect, training at the Royal College of Art. She specialised in creating masterplan visions for heritage sites. It was here she began to form a new visual-spatial language to guide others during periods of growth. She recognised that this way of working had capabilities far beyond the reserve of architecture.
For the last three years, Rachel has supported organisations as a visual thinking designer, fac-illustrator, strategist and visual thinking trainer. Her experience takes a diagonal slice across sectors and scales, working with startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, millenial cultures and in big organisations. Creating and running her education programme on visual thinking for innovation has helped hundreds of people achieve fluency in getting closer to their own capabilities as communicators and visionaries.
"Rachel has a remarkable ability to turn complex thinking into simple visual representations. Her talents are an asset when you find yourself stuck in a strategic quagmire and seeking clarity."
Founder, Esc the City
"Rachel is a brilliant thinker, designer and collaborator who instantly gets to the essence of the problem - I’ve repeatedly seen her bring entirely new perspectives to the heart of strategic challenges."
Head Coach, Sanctus
"Rachel was great at building confidence in the room, she always looked for the positive in people's contributions and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and draw."
Lloyds Banking Group