> 01 / 03 : Observe uniquely

Observe uniquely

Imagine vividly

I'm a curious visual-thinking specialist, facilitator of tailored learning programs and a passionate observer. I created an iterative, modular framework to help people learn better.

Over the past eleven years I've delivered more than 2000 tailored workshop sessions to over 1000 students, located in 35 different countries. Sharing my specialist insights on the art of creative representation, I've helped learners utilise visual thinking to challenge both themselves and their medium, enhancing their abilities to translate the notional into the concrete.

I've delivered this tailored training to organisations like the BBC, ABC, Rolex, RMIT University, Ogilvy, Adelaide University, Australian Centre for Photography, Photography Studies College and MYER. Developing non traditional programs with senior staff and delivering them to production artists, I gradually began to broaden my teaching practise beyond instruction. Working closely with individuals one-on-one and organisations of all sizes spanning a range of varying industries, the complexity of each and every group at an individual learner level became the biggest obstacle for conventional instructor-centred training.

Learning how others learn

From vastly different social and cultural backgrounds, to being at wildly varying stages of their lives and careers, every individual learner required a unique approach to address their learning needs. My role put me in a unique position to emphasise collaborative dialogue over specialist-centred instruction, to listen to what both organisations and individuals had been struggling with.

Understanding more about how their past obstacles meant that I could help them disrupt the established patterns limiting their capacity for deeper, more authentic learning. Through helping people to learn better, I gained unique insights into how creative professionals not only learn, but how they approach the act of learning and which processes they utilised as a catalyst for more organic, naturalistic, higher order ideation, problem solving and reflection and analysis within more abstract, spatial fields like creative expression and visual representation.

“M. Seth Jones demonstrated the deepest knowledge and understanding of Photoshop and digital image editing that I have yet encountered in a colleague.”

Mark Galer

Adobe and Sony α Ambassador

Essential Skills series co-author

Learning how others learn

From vastly different social and cultural backgrounds, to being at wildly varying stages of their lives and careers, every individual learner required a unique approach to address their learning needs. My role put me in a unique position to emphasise open communication over closed instruction, to listen to what both organisations and individuals had been struggling with.

Understanding more about how they had learned in the past, meant that I could help them disrupt the established patterns that would limit their capacity to learn in the future. Through this process of helping people to learn better, I was able to gain unique insights into how individuals not only learn, but think about the act of learning, specifically with more abstract fields like creative expression and visual representation.

> 02 / 03 : Select clients

Emily Abay

Sydney, Australia

emilyabay.com

ABC Australia

Sydney, Australia

abcaustralia.net.au

asap Skin Products

Melbourne, Australia

asapskinproducts.com

ASOS

Sydney, Australia

asos.com

Audi

Sydney, Australia

audi.com

ACP

Sydney, Australia

acp.org.au

Andrew Babarczy

Melbourne, Australia

andrewbabarczy.com

BBC Worldwide

Sydney, Australia

bbcstudios.com

Cynthia Davila

New Orleans, LA, USA

cynphotography.net

Kelly Defina

Melbourne, Australia

kellydefina.com

DSF

Los Angeles, CA, USA

dsf.la

Elle Magazine

New York, NY, USA

elle.com

evo

Adelaide, Australia

evohair.com

Rachel Freire

London, United Kingdom

rachelfreire.com

Nathan Gallagher

London, United Kingdom

nathangallagher.com

GQ Magazine

Sydney, Australia

gq.com.au

Guess

Los Angeles, CA, USA

guess.com

Hips & Curves

Santa Monica, CA, USA

hipsandcurves.com

Lara Jade

New York, NY, USA

larajade.com

Hannah Khymych

New York, NY, USA

hannahkhymych.com

Sven Kovac

Adelaide, Australia

svenkovac.com

Nat Lanyon

Brisbane, Australia

natlanyon.com.au

Larsen & Talbert

Houston, TX, USA

larsenandtalbert.com

Madara Cosmetics

Latvia, Riga

madaracosmetics.com

Adrian Mesko

New York, NY, USA

adrianmesko.com

The Monkeys

Sydney, Australia

themonkeys.com.au

Myer

Melbourne, Australia

myer.com.au

Ogilvy Australia

Melbourne, Australia

ogilvy.com.au

PSC

Melbourne, Australia

psc.edu.au

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

rmit.edu.au

Røde Microphones

Sydney, Australia

rode.com

Rolex Arts Initiative

Geneva, Switzerland

rolexmentorprotege.com

Schwarzkopf

Los Angeles, CA, USA

schwarzkopf.com

SNAPCOMM Estúdio

São Paulo, Brazil

snapcomm.com.br

Wren Steiner

Melbourne, Australia

wrenphoto.com.au

Zac Stone

New York, NY, USA

zacstone.com

Studio One20

Melbourne, Australia

hogarthww.com.au

Amber Toms

Maclean, Australia

ambertoms.com

Cory White

Melbourne, Australia

corywhite.com

Jan Wischermann

Dusseldorf, Germany

http://www.janwischermann.de

Milton Wordley

Adelaide, Australia

wordley.com.au

Wrangler

Melbourne, Australia

wrangler.com

> 03 / 03 : Contact me

Learn to utilise effective, creative visual thinking techniques

There is no singular best approach to learning. When it comes to authentic, meaningful learning, I believe what you learn matters less than how you learn it. The Engine of Creativity is my approach to teaching, the method I use to help people learn better.

Innovate and Thrive are not the only workshops you'll ever need, but they have been designed to help you get more out of every other workshop you attend. Additionally, I do my best to deliver them in a manner that encourages you to uncover new possibilities for every brief, meeting, pitch, proposal and conversation, alongside every personal and professional insight you've uncovered in the past, and any more you discover in the future.

If you would like to learn more about how the Engine of Creativity can help you or your organisation, or want to discuss how I can tailor Innovate or Thrive to your specific needs, send me an email.

mail@msethjones.com