FOBI began life as a series of grass roots creative workshops that helped young creative professionals to transition into the design and advertising industries. After holding events at Universities across the UK and receiving increasingly great feedback and results from alumni of the workshops, FOBI was founded as a way to grow the offering to people of all ages. FOBI now works with an eclectic mix of clients ranging from secondary schools, through to universities and corporate companies. We pride ourselves on working with those who believe that creative ideas and innovation are a worthy investment to develop pupils, staff and organisations alike. FOBI was founded by Ricky Richards in 2016.
With thousands of new creative projects vying for our attention, it's increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. The ideas workshop looks to tackle this problem by offering a systematic way of applying divergent thinking in every day life. The day involves learning several simple rapid idea generating techniques, as well as numerous rounds of concept generation, using the best industry examples as inspiration. No matter if you're a budding creative professional, a seasoned professional, or business owner, the workshops can be catered to any audience. Want a general overview of techniques, great! Or need us to solve a specific problem, no worries!
Hi Ricky, my names Max, I came to the ideas workshop last week. I'd just like to thank-you again for the session last week, it has really helped me in more ways than one. The techniques you taught us were absolute gold! I've come back to uni with a different mindset which I feel has given me an edge in the way I am approaching briefs and just in general conversations when talking about my work. I'm motivated and inspired to do more in my spare time outside of uni because of the way you explained and talked about things, It was exactly the thing I needed to make me realise this is 100% what I want to do and what I know I have inside me. I'm saying this because a lot of my work is computer based at uni, my briefs are open and I can only express my creativity to a certain amount as I am getting marked on my visuals, as a graphic designer does. I felt a bit like a bird in a cage for this first year of uni but after a day with you're session it made me realise what's been wanting to get out of me. Your session reminded me how free your mind needs to be to create the best ideas and that's something I am now striving towards. I have been limiting myself to the briefs we have been set at uni and I now realise I don't actually need them to produce good work, I can do it on my own as well, i've just got to be pro active about it. I'm pretty much just saying thank-you for opening my cage, it's let me see whats outside and it's got me exited. Thank you very much :) Hopefully we'll meet again. Thanks, Max.
We do very little to promote our business. We work almost purely on the basis of reaching out to people we think we can help, and the word of mouth of our attendees. We've already partnered with great networks including Future Rising and The Ideas Foundation and we'd like to build a connection with you too. Register your interest below if you'd like to attend a workshop, or get in touch if you'd like to talk with us, about how we may work together.