Fran O'Hara

Fran O’Hara is Founder & Creative Director of Scarlet Design – a strategic thinking, design, training and visual facilitation consultancy based in Cardiff.

4 years with Disney in Hong Kong and Los Angeles disrupted Fran’s career path as a design manager and opened up a world of strategic story-telling. 20+ years on, Fran and the team help their clients tell their stories using visual methodology – from hand-drawn to digital, and from small to giant scale. With organisations such as Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Cardiff University, NRW, Powys THB, Dwr Cymru, GWR, Barclays, Birdseye and Vodafone.

She’s also passionate about teaching people how to create and use visuals. Armed with postgraduate qualifications in teaching and coaching and 100s of pens, Fran actively creates opportunities to grow awareness, confidence and skills in visual storytelling. Fran trains individuals, teams and groups online and in face-to-face workshops, offering customised and themed courses.

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