The power of the communication – written, spoken, electronic, visual and creative.
At EIC Growth our creative, innovative and enterprising strategies for growth and change are always underpinned by communication. We are fortunate to have independent experts, with significant records of success who, through their skills and experience, can also help you grow. Individually, each can transform and strengthen the way you communicate.
The power of the written word – Kate Hawkins
Kate owns and operates the Twofoot Words communications consultancy, part of the Twofoot Consulting Group.
Kate is project manager, copywriter and editor who puts business and entrepreneurship, science, medicine, technology and engineering into everyday language. In 2008 she was among the first to achieve Australian Accredited Editor status with the Institute of Professional Editors, Inc. In 2007, a Wiley–Blackwell blind review rated her language editing as “perfect”. She manages communications projects from concept through to writing, editing and production. She liaises with publishers, designers, authors, and technical specialists to express complex ideas in “plain English”. Kate’s expertise is sought after here and overseas by government, major scientific publishing houses, universities, corporations and international organisations. Her expertise is further strengthened by over twenty years of experience in leadership, management and training roles in large corporations in Australia and overseas. In particular, she offers:
Project management, business management, product/process development and research skills honed by government, technical and publishing sector experience and senior business development roles in the manufacturing sector and universities.
Copywriting and structural editing of industry reports, heads of agreement and contract terms, business cases and project reports; brochures, flyers and newspaper and newsletter articles; academic articles; manufacturing operating procedures; grant applications and training materials in business, science (physical and biomedical) and the visual arts
Training and assessment in business communication, mathematics and science for higher education, workplaces and TAFE.
Kate holds a PhD in science, BSc (Hons), Cert IV in professional writing and editing, and AE status with the Institute of Professional Editors, Australia. She is completing a Diploma of Art in studio textiles.
The power of the image – Charlotte Gelin
Charlotte specialises in publishing design, corporate identity, photography and digital image manipulation. She has over twenty years of industry experience in translating ideas and information into visual form for organisations in Australia and overseas.
Charlotte specialises in creating styles that lift an organisation’s visual profile to the next level of professionalism, and whether the design is classic or contemporary, it is always eye-catching and engaging.
In designing a completely new brand or trademark, Charlotte carefully researches and consults closely with the client to tailor a comprehensive style for all visual media. She creates a unique look that communicates the intention and personality of the client.
When maintaining the integrity of an existing brand, she takes great care not to reinvent the wheel, and conforms to style guides to ensure continuity of brand recognition. She also updates logos and associated images for a fresh look while maintaining the identity.
Having previously held art director roles in a publishing house, a design firm and the City of Melbourne, Charlotte has extensive expertise in signage, books, brochures, annual reports, magazines, catalogues, posters, newsletters, stationery, advertising design, packaging, web design and presentations for conferences both for the private and public sectors.
Her photography expertise includes creating artist impressions for proposals and prospectus visuals, head-shots, workplace portraits, product shots, site photography, group shots and photo retouching. She has an excellent understanding of pre-press and print management, which enables smooth workflow from idea through to finished product to provide a complete design service.
The power of visual – Hayden Gregory
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Hayden is an award winning Producer, Director, DOP and Editor of Corporate and Dramatic Films. For over a decade his work has taken him across the globe for clients as diverse as Porsche, AGL, Telstra and BMW.
Hayden believes at the heart of every company is a story waiting to be told through the people involved and their individual journeys. He prides himself on his ability to find that story and nurture it from an idea into a film that inspires. These films can be dramatic, thought provoking, educational – even funny.
Hayden is interested in working collaboratively with clients to produce creative and sophisticated results. With a deep knowledge of digital platforms Hayden ensures that these films find an audience, whether online, television, cinema or embedded within client’s existing communications.