Guy has a unique ability to comprehend and represent complex issues in a simple and accessible manner. He was a pleasure to deal with through all stages of production of our video. I highly recommend using his services."Jo Rose, Director Digital Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA)
Guy Downes is a genius. I first met Guy when from the back of the room he captured my one-hour keynote in a graphical representation, the likes of which I had never seen before.
When it came time to write my book, Doing Good by Doing Good, Guy was the first person I contacted to be part of the project. His contribution throughout the book brings it to life and you would have to agree he possesses a unique skill in what he does. I love the way his mind works and the benefit I see his corporate clients take from his work."Peter Baines, Corporate Leadership Speaker, CSR Consultant, Charity Founder and Author www.handsacrossthewater.com.au
You know those moments when, as a client, you are absolutely delighted by a vendor? When the person you are collaborating with not only delivers what you asked for, but surprises and adds another dimension you hadn't even considered?
It happens rarely, but Guy was definitely that type of engagement. I came to him late and with difficult parameters, and he delivered something great. I highly recommend working with him to make complex ideas engaging."Sophie Byrne, Audience Marketing Manager Microsoft Australia
During a two day leadership team workshop, Guy's graphic recording captured crucial conversations and helped my client successfully visualise and humanise important organisational changes that were happening across their business. Guy's very creative graphic recording work added a fresh dimension to the event and the final posters are now being used across the client's business as a group memory tool to help to trigger further conversations, thinking and ideas."Michael Kaltenbaug, Executive Director, Power & Utilities Practice Ernst & Young
Having worked with Guy on a number of occasions I can attest to the very high quality of his work. Guy has the ability to partner with individuals, teams and organisations to bring their words to life. His recent work with me at Lend Lease has been no exception receiving high praise across the organisation for his video scribing. I would not hesitate to use Guy's services in the future."David Rowe, Talent and Performance Business Partner Lend Lease
Guy has really helped us develop a common communication platform that lets us share our company story with all types of people. The Journey Map has been fantastic for employees to picture our approach and journey ahead. We also use the Map when talking to key external stakeholders, such as partners, investors, suppliers, to introduce them to the 'who, what, how and why' behind the company. The project has been invaluable for us as a communications tool for staff and customers."Ilkka Tales, formerly CEO Anittel
Guy is such a fantastically creative artist who has done visual recordings of presentations delivered at our National Sales Conferences. His colourful posters have been laminated and hang in our main foyer. They serve as a reminder of the great and motivating messages we heard and are used to reinforce some key points during our company induction. We really couldn't find a better guy to deliver such a quality job and I highly recommend him!"Maggie Swithenbank, Learning & Organisational Development Manager iNova Pharmaceuticals
In my role I have the pleasure to work along side a great number of talented individuals. Guy certainly stands out from the crowd. Not only is he a consummate professional with an incredibly unique skill set, but his dedication to his clients is head and shoulders above the rest! It is an absolute pleasure to work in partnership with Guy and I know our clients reap the benefits everyday."Jarrod Siegertsz, Learning and Organisational Development Specialist Hemsley Fraser
I highly recommend working with Guy Downes. Professional, incredibly passionate and truly creative, Guy readily grasped what we were trying to achieve with the work we commissioned him to do. KPMG Australia used Guy's services to create a videoscribed message of our cultural transformation journey to date. He partnered closely with the KPMG team at all stages of the creation process, providing regular progress updates, happily taking on board feedback, and demonstrating flexibility during production. Equally impressive was Guy's keen interest in KPMG's business, and he used this throughout the design and consultation process.
The videoscribed message was a complete success and has since been shown in multiple forums with our senior leaders."Daniel Ossher, Senior Consultant, People & Organisational Change Advisory at EY Australia
As a dynamic non-profit social enterprise committed to changing the giving landscape in Australia, we needed to get the message out to thousands of Australian businesses - many of whom are in the small-to-medium enterprise space and not in capital cities - that setting up a workplace giving program is not a difficult task and in the process, they can contribute to society in the most cost effective and meaningful way possible.
Guy helped us turn, what can often be seen as a difficult concept into a beautifully crafted, easily understood two minute video that we have made available for free to all Australians. This video forms an important pillar in helping us to achieve our mission of seeing one million Australians giving through the workplace in 2020.
Guy's stellar career as a communications professional and his creative genius combine to ensure his clients receive products that are both professionally crafted and a delight to watch. Last, but certainly not least, Guy’s collaborative working style ensures that he is a pleasure to do business with."Jenny Geddes, CEO The Australian Charities Fund