Dani Saveker studied Product Design and Marketing at the University of Teesside before joining her family’s manufacturing business. Always fascinated with creativity and design, she enjoys capturing notes from books, workshops, presentations and talks in a visual way.
Turning this passion into something a little more, she began publishing her Visual Synopses in 2017 – without considering the reaction that would follow.
Authors, publishers and audiences now follow and share her work as well as using it for promotional and educational purposes. She’s also been delighted to capture businesses, concepts, products and ideas in a similar way.
If you look carefully you’ll spot a GLAS influence within most of her drawings. GLAS is the framework Dani developed having closed her family’s business in 2009.
Strangely, and despite her prolific reading of business, psychology, human behaviour and other non fiction books – Dani admits to having never read a fiction book!
She has an incredible thirst for learning and development and so her drawings not only look stunning but seek to capture the messages of some of the world’s greatest thought leaders in her own effort to understand and look deeper into an array of subject matters. Dani produces a Visual Synopsis, on average, every week!
She uses Staedtler and Faber Castell pigment pens for outlines and infills with Tombow Brush pens – each piece being drawn by hand as the book, event, topic or talk unfolds. She tries to capture the essence of the book and authors message and explains that she travels through each page with the writer.
Some of the hand drawings are filled in electronically and all can be provided as high resolution scans.
Many of the pieces are used by authors, speakers and business leaders as a way of visually and powerfully communicating ideas and concepts - as well as visions and ways to recall key points.
Dani is based in the Midlands (UK) and is Global CEO and Founder of The GLAS Group and also works along side her husband Will Hemming in their venture Little White Feather. Dani also continues to deliver support to family businesses through Families in Business and launched the Inspire Kindness Movement in 2018. Dani is mum to Ben, Max and Emmy.