Thinking in Pictures for Jonny Cash

Thinking in Pictures for Johnny Cash

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

Thinking in pictures helps diverse groups of leaders reach convergence around complex concepts, and this year, we are visualizing the power of cultural roots to build unique tourism attractions.

Authentic stories, scrapbooks and vintage TV and film footage of singer Johnny Cash’s family roots and Arkansas concerts bring to life the rural roots of American music and culture, and we’re partnering with Cash’s relatives, community leaders, and the John R. Cash Revocable Trust to shape the conceptual master plan for the Kingsland Heritage Center—Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in southern Arkansas.

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Animated Stories Engage Communities in Health

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

In 2020, we added animated videos to our visual solutions for clients with big stories to tell and big challenges to solve around engaging people in new collective action. We have recently completed projects for health and education foundations and behavioral health coalitions. Our clients are bundling these videos with board strategy and sense-making retreats, sharing them in social media platforms, and coupling them with stakeholder conversations designed to build adaptive playbooks for these uncertain times.

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Information Became Insight for These Organizations

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

In this time of crisis and virtual work, leaders are struggling to stay focused on the key ideas and action steps during the onslaught of video sessions. We have a solution to creating meaningful, memorable and actionable gatherings with our artistic and soulful graphic recordings. This summer, we partnered with four, forward-looking organizations to engage leaders grappling with big challenges with few clear, easy answers.

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MDDC commissioned work

A Compelling Picture to Convey a Courageous Career

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

Recently, my oldest client partner, MDC Inc., commissioned me to celebrate in a single picture the career arc and impact of outgoing President David Dodson and the powerful outcomes of this 50-year-old economic justice organization. What was so cool was that I personally experienced since 1992 many of the soulful projects as I collaborated with David and his MDC team as a coach, designer, and visual storyteller. 

Please read the PROJECTS page for details.

Stop Racism

Standing In Support

Ken Hubbell Inspiration

We stand in solidarity with the current protests against systemic racism, police brutality and unequal administration of laws, policies, and opportunity. We are against the militarization of police and the trigger-happy practices on display across our country.

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Conversation 2020 graphic - Supporting Small Communities so they are ready to Rebound

Make Remote Meetings Sticky and Actionable

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

In these tough times, your virtual meetings are more important than ever. Whether you’re doing online video meetings or simple conference calls, consider using visual captures of your virtual meetings to create memorable road-maps. Colorful summary visuals capture the tone and aspirations of the meetings and make the way forward clear. The finished images enable instant sharing and follow up.

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10 Stories of Innovative Change-Making

Ken Hubbell Inspiration

This season, we’ve captured a broad mosaic of visual stories from leaders and innovators engaging people in big ideas that matter. At ActionCraft Company, we use inspiring visual drawings, stories, and maps to help leaders expand action and share stories of possibility. We’re learning and re-learning the practice of change-making on the ground with diverse leaders who are also amazing storytellers.

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Transform Your Meetings with Visual Storytelling

Ken Hubbell ActionCraft

Traditional meetings can easily get stale and ineffective. That’s because most gatherings don’t leverage our ability to process information visually. Did you know that humans process visual information 60 times faster than text? Fortunately, there’s an easy way to transform your next meeting: use the power of visual storytelling to keep people engaged and make your meeting more productive.

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