"Part of the Solution"; Commissioned Mission Artwork for GasTerra, 2013.
Visuals are a very powerful medium in communicating information. If you combine text with visuals, the learning and understanding will be enhanced by 89%. That eye-opener has encouraged me to become an illustrator and visual storyteller.
Since 1991 I run my studio for visual communication. I draw and facilitate change processes through which the (invisible) intentions of companies, teams and individuals are made visible in a tangible end product. For GasTerra (image on the left) it meant making an artwork based on interviews of the staff and the management asking: "What's your source of energy in life?" The various answers were aesthetically embedded in the digital art piece for the board room.
I have found scientific proof for my personal experience that visuals are the catalyst of change during my master study Creativity and Change Leadership in Buffalo, New York (2015-2017). It perfectly fits my purpose to encourage people to use their creative thinking power to change the world; visibly.
2018 jan Rebranding my studio as Nicolette Wever ~ Drawing Change:
visualizer and facilitator of creative change.
2017 dec Graduated MSc Creativity and Change Leadership, ICSC, SUNY,
2016 Certified Foursight trainer;
2015 Certified Lecturer BDB, BKE;
2014 Certified Scrum Master;
2014-now Lecturer Design Thinking & Creativity Skills, Hanze UAS, Groningen
2010-now Teacher Argentinean Tango;
1992-now Teacher various Art Academies, projects;
1991-now studio Droomwever - Visual Communication and
Illustration, Groningen, Amsterdam (1991-2000);
1991-2007 Represented by illustration-agency Art Associates (the Reps),
Amsterdam; and 1994-2004 Agence Claire Prebois, Paris;
1985-1991 Art Academy, design and illustration, passed with distinction;
1982-1985 HAVO, Maartenscollege, Haren;
1972-1982 Vrije School, Den Haag. Waldorf/Steiner Education, The Hague.
I guided several individuals and groups towards novel solutions by applying the CPS (Creative Problem Solving) methods, based on the work of Alex Osborne and Sid Parnes; combined with the Torrance Incubation Model (TIM). CPS is a structured and natural process which is productive and effective. Based on 60 years of scientific research and best practices solutions are generated by carefully chosen creative thinking methods (that sparks innovative solutions), and support of the group (that enhances motivation and common purpose). Working with the CPS model is making creativity part of our daily habits to solve problems we encounter everyday, in design and in life. Want to know more? Feel free to contact me!
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