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Welcome! Fran O’Hara is MD and Creative Director of the Scarlet Design Group
Fran is a communications specialist, with a 20 year+ international career which includes working for Disney in Hong Kong and LA, being a University Lecturer, and works extensively delivering design, facilitation, training and strategic visioning across a range of sectors. Fran’s primary focus is on creating ‘new tools for the new workplace’, using design, visual-led facilitation and business strategy to bring clarity and increase engagement – and having fun in the process…

Hand-drawn Videos

Our showreel demonstrates the new video styles we have developed, using a blend of hand-drawn imagery and digital techniques combined with live action video. Co-produced with Simon Regan with script and scribing by Fran.

We work with a huge range of clients, providing services which include creating visual minutes and maps, and using visual facilitation strategically across business scenarios, conferences, meetings and projects. Translating the hand-drawn style to a video was the natural next step, Simon created a process which really takes it to the next level. Our highlights were the ‘Ask About Clots’ video for 1000 Lives Improvement, and Unileve’s Gender Balance video for their top management meeting.

“Thank you for your commitment to the project, for addressing changes in a short turnaround time and working tirelessly to deliver a quality product. The session was well received and the video helped land key messages on Diversity and Inclusion with a level of engagement we wouldn’t have achieved if we only used slides. I’m sure we will also be able to use the material again to further embed these messages in the Unilever community.”
Doug Baillie, Chief HR Officer, Unilever

These videos present information in a staged linear format, using sound, words and images to communicate messages. Feedback is that this makes them much more accessible to people with different needs, and provides a fresh way of understanding complex, familiar and dense information. Email us to see more examples of our work.

Training News

We offer a range of training in visual facilitation, inclusive engagement, ‘better meeting minutes’ and coproduction to name but a few!

Our primary aim is for participants to gain confidence, new skills and develop their own PERSONAL style. 85%+ of people prefer seeing information in a visual format, and also makes it more accessible. Everyone has their own strengths and experience, which our training and coaching builds on. We provide materials to experiment with, and work through a series of proven exercises to participants practice in a comfortable environment and master new skills in a short time.

We offer discounts for multiple people from the same company, SME and the public sector/charitiesPlease contact us to discuss 1-1, bespoke and in-house training courses and e-coaching. 


Recent Training courses:

We designed and led training courses with NHS teams providing their facilitators with new visual ‘tools for their toolkits’. Working with experienced facilitators to adapt & translate methods to create custom templates & flipchart designs.

She also led a ‘Creativity & Trust’ workshop at Summer School, and ‘Creative Engagement’ at CHC FesTYval and coproduction training with Flintshire C.C.


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