Sahara dry content? Not a problem.

Boring PowerPoint presentation

 

We turn content that is abstract, complex or just plain boring into engaging visual stories and illustrations.

We’ve turned corporate strategies into illustrated PowerPoint presentations, insurance sales training into comics and technology presentations into narrative infographics.

Involve us early – especially if you are working on a campaign/initiative

We are professional communicators. We like to know who we are communicating to and why so we can create content that kicks the ball in the same goal with you. If you are working on a longer initiative or a campaign drop us a line early on so there is time to brainstorm for the best solutions.

The formats:

We use the following formats to get your message across:

  • PowerPoint presentations (strictly no bullet points!) 
  • Narrative infographics
  • Cartoons 
  • Posters
  • Booklets (Sales playbooks for example)
  • Animations

Note: the formats don’t exclude each other.

Typical use cases:

  • Training materials (especially sales related)
  • Internal communication campaigns (new strategy, values, goals etc)
  • Pitch decks/marketing 
  • Enterprise social network training
  • Visual sketch notes at events (graphic recording and live event cartoons)

Content bundles:

Why bother commissioning us if the content already exists?

We’ve created a content bundle (PowerPoints, cartoons, template emails, guide books) on the theme of introducing an internal social network (Yammer). Sales training explainer kit is currently in production.

First we think, then we ink

The real work is usually in the thinking – not in the drawing. The aim is to translate what you want to communicate into something that people understand, care about and act on.  

The process:

  • Research! Understand your business.
  • Gather stories and anecdotes (if needed).
  • Message development (if needed)
  • Concept (story, the environment, the characters)
  • Copywriting and/or copyediting
  • Drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Creating different formats (print, PowerPoint, online etc)

So we are not just “illustrators” – we are visual communication agency.

Questions? Drop Virpi a line at virpi(at)businessillustrator.com. If you want to order visual content you can also fill in this short form.

Who we are

Virpi OinonenVirpi Oinonen – online communications expert and chief illustration officer

Virpi has worked as an online producer and campaigner for nonprofits for almost 10 years. She’s also worked as a journalist and a comics artist. She’s got a Master’s degree in political sociology from London School of Economics, but she also studied in the Aalto University Media Lab (playground for entrepreneurial geeks).

Contact details: virpi(at)businessillustrator.com
Twitter: @voinonen

Richy K ChandlerRichy K. Chandler – comics artist and copywriter

Richy has worked as a comics artist and illustrator for many years. He wrote the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip from Titan Comics and the famous Aardman animation studio. He likes creating rich pictures and in his free time draws Lucy the Octopus online comic strip.

Twitter: @RichyKChandler

Darryl CunninghamDarryl Cunningham – comics artist and writer

Darryl has written and drawn several comic books about complex topics related to natural sciences and economics. He has authored critically acclaimed books including Science tales and Psychiatric tales. He is currently working on a comic book on the financial crisis of 2008

Twitter: @AcmeDarryl

Thank you thank you thank you! I presented my Prezi today to the senior leadership team – and they’re on board to start a pilot program. I LOVE the graphics, they are so amazingly helpful! They really loved the new one you provided – that was the ticket to get them to agree to do it.
Amy Dolzine, Lubrizol Corporation (current Ernst & Young)
The best part was that we got the story and copy as well as the illustrations. Discussions with Virpi also clarified our own thoughts on how to communicate about our company in general. The end product was more inventive that we could have ever produced on our own. We will use Business illustrator services also in the future!
Antti Mikkonen, Addiktum Limited
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