Author: Aaron Williams

Speaking in visual shorthand

Pictograms, icons and symbols have been part of our culture for thousands of years. They have allowed us to transcend the limits of language and are a feature of public spaces across the world; quietly instructing, explaining, warning us.

Communicating in the post-truth era

The importance of trust in building and maintaining relationships is nothing new – nor is the accelerated decline in public levels of trust in business, institutions and government we’ve seen during the past decade. What is new is the ushering in of the ‘post-truth’ era and the new challenges this presents for brands and the communicators who represent them.

Corporate Social Response: the new CSR

Fenton recently hosted Hailey Cavill-Jaspers of Cavill + Co for the launch of her new book – Talking the Walk® 2. For more than 20 years, Hailey has advised numerous corporates on CSR and Social Good strategy, partnerships and communication.

A hand-drawn celebration of community culture

In our visual designs for a new suite of Yarra Ranges Council community publications we used the expressive energy of the brave brushstroke to help engage residents and council stakeholders.

New but familiar: a brand comes of age

When I started at Fenton in 2008 one of my first projects was to develop a new brand and annual report for the Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board (APESB). The APESB is an independent organisation that sets the code of ethics and professional standards in the accounting profession

Creating a brand that cares

Women’s Health Victoria recently launched Counterpart, the new name and visual brand for their cancer support service, formerly known as BreaCan.

Literally a ‘day’ every day

Many years ago, on an unremarkable Tuesday, I read a tweet: Happy Banana Pancake Day! Yum, I thought. Odd, but yum. I mentioned the tweet to a colleague and her response stuck with me ever since. ‘There is literally a day every day,’ she sighed.

Building up women in construction

A career in the construction industry is not one that many young women are encouraged to dream of. On this International Women’s Day, we take a look at stories of women working for construction giant and long-time Fenton client, Probuild. These women exemplify what it means to #BeBoldForChange – they challenge stereotypes and redefine what it takes to build a career in the construction industry.