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Many, many years ago, an American kid packed her bags and took her junior year abroad. She never came home. Fiona has lived all over Europe – London, Rome, Vienna, Amsterdam, Budapest – met a tall Dutchman, adopted some cats, had two kids, and settled in the Hague with her family. Some 30 years later, she’s still in Europe, likely drinking coffee somewhere.
Fiona is a Visual Communication Specialist and corporate Storyteller, working with some of the largest multinationals to help them message and educate; taking complex concepts and explaining them to non-insiders using imagery, animation, concise, powerful text and humanity for innovative, digital, mobile-first platforms. She worked for PostNL, NationaleNederlanden, Achmea and others. She became a Creative Lead and the head of training, and eventually the Senior Communication & Innovation Advisor and Explainer-in-Chief. In 2020, she received her master’s in management and leadership at the University of Amsterdam and ran the infamous experiment on her colleagues.
A 3-minute animation tells the story:
However, Fiona didn’t start out at the cutting edge of creative communication. She began as an “old school” visual artist making large-scale installations and print illustrations, comics and as a writer. Her first job was as a game designer in Vienna, where she first learned about animation and adventure learning. She has published three novels, one of which a graphic novel for children. Her signature high-contrast, edgy style has always been her trademark.
Today, Fiona is a Storyteller for Philips and has her own small creative storytelling company: Storylines (www.stoylnz.com).
The 3-minute animation that tells the story: https://youtu.be/SH7QzlPfyb8.
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