Above you see the winning portrait drawing of operations administrator Emma Skirton by Project Coordinator Liam Symes.
Team portrait drawings
Every now and then after a team meeting we play the Jenga game here in the office. The person that knocks it over has to come up with an idea to improve the general performance of the company or like in this case a suggestion of a different kind like a competition of some sort. When our designer Deborah McAulay knocked the tower over with a very daring move of one of the blocks, she called a team portrait drawing competition. We each had to draw a name from the fishbowl and draw their portrait. A week later everybody had to vote for their favourite portrait. The portrait with the most votes would win the honour of the competition.
Apart from great fun, it is an excellent way to explore unknown talent among team members. The winner Liam Symes joined our sister company Incognito Heat Co earlier this year as a Project Coordinator, so we knew he was talented. However that this tough ex military-service man had such great talent in drawing came as a pleasant surprise to all of us! So Liam, congratulations and we hope to see many of your drawings in the future!
The second prize went to Deborah for the portrait of Quantity Surveyor Sarah Harper. A pleasant and joyful person who doesn't miss a penny in project calculations!
The third prize was for Sam James for the portrait of the winner of this competition Liam Symes.
In this portrait made by Emma Skirton of the Incognito Sales Director Andrew Skirton, Emma captured the true a-symmetric character of this hands-on underfloor heating expert!
No surprise of course that creative talent Cigdem Ozluk comes with this portrait of Project & Operations Director Roy James. She managed to visualise his gimlet eyes and 'on the ball' character very successfully.
Also here it is clear from a distance that this portrait of founder and Finance Director Simon James comes from a member of the design team: Fiona Rennick. A free interpretation of the sincerity and experience of one of our senior team members.
Ross Skirton managed to display that Business Development manager Gavin Anderson finds it hard to disguise his friendly face, however hard he tries.
Some artistic license loosely applied to portraiture by Vincent Hartman in this digital portrait of Interior Designer Deborah McAulay.
Grant Ker really tried his best with this portrait of Accounts Administrator Chris Fielder. There is some resemblance but fortunately we haven't met him grumpy yet!
Chris on his turn drew this transparent and recognisable portrait of Plumbing Trainee Andrew Robertson, of Incognito Heat Co. Prior to his arrival in the office early in the morning is always the unmistakeable noise of his motorbike.
Our young and bright plumbing trainee Andrew drew this portrait of Interior Designer Cigdem Ozluk. Very well executed and recognisable, but fortunately Cigdem is a joy to have around.
We could more or less say the same about this portrait of the then current Design Manager Fiona Rennick, drawn by Robert. She really does come to work in a car and fills the office with warmth and professionalism.
Andrew took on the task to draw the portrait of Project Leader Julian Fielder. In all fairness, we had to look twice but it really does seem to be Julian! It looks like Andrew drew it very quickly and shows of a bit to make it look like easy to him, but we do expect him to have put in way more hours than he is willing to admit.
We are unsure who Gavin had in mind when he drew this portrait of Sales Director Sam James. We all know Sam James very well and surely this is not him!
An easy task for Simon to draw the lines of egg-headed Marketing Manager Vincent Hartman. Spot-on indeed, but what about that saloon car in the back ground?
Story teller Roy must have missed the brief about what he was supposed to be doing here. He came up with a cartoon of Installations Team Leader Robert Milne who is apparently spreading Australian Genes in the Scottish population?
And last but certainly not least is this sketch by Sarah of our Managing Director Grant Ker who will tie the knot in December and seems a bit distracted the last few weeks...