The Art Academy – London

Previous Clients

The Art Academy has been running Team Development, Training and Fun Days for more than five years and has worked with clients from many different sectors, including:

Allies and Morris – Arts Council – Anglia Ruskin University – AOL – BBC – BT – Convatec – Crown Office of Information – Defra – Deloitte and Touche – Department of Trade and Industry – Department for Work and Pensions – Dynamic Logic – Environment Agency – Fortune Group – HSBC – Ixico – The Forster Company – Freshmind – Iris – The Leading Edge – Lexis Nexis – Oxfam – Random Media – Royal Sun Alliance – Shell – Trowers and Hamlins – University of Chicago…

“Definitely the best team day I’ve been on. Returned to work enthused, inspired and with a better understanding of how the team works together’’
Anglia Ruskin University

“Not only did it open us up creatively, but also allowed us to open up as individuals and communicate more freely’’

“A perfect combination of fun and consideration make it a great way to examine how teams work, and win, together’’
Time & Fortune Magazine

“Many of the team have commented how it was the best team event they’ve participated in and I fully share that view. Both facilitators were superb…The event was highly successful in that it brought together disparate teams to work towards common goals, and the evidence of strong team working that took place and the success it delivered was motivating for all of us. A truly original way to encourage teamworking and creativity, the event delivered far more that our original objectives stated.”
Department of Trade and Industry

The feedback I have received from my team has been amazing. On the walk back, the energy was very high and there was not one person who did not enjoy the morning (even the people not from a design background). I also got feedback that the barriers/divide that we normally have with our teams was not noticeable for the first time in our away-day history…It was the perfect medicine for us to remind us why we chose design as a career, as it’s easy to forget with all the technology/computers we are working with.

We have definitely instilled the learning that came out in the workshop into the workplace. We are proud of what we created together and feel closer as a team because of the day we spent together. We definitely seek other’s opinions more (this was one of the things that came out of doing the frieze (exercise) – getting other people’s opinions in the team). We now have put weekly team meetings in place and are doing more social events outside of work together.”

Most felt that the event met and exceeded our objectives and that the second part – creating the frieze – worked best. I have asked around as to whether anything should have been done differently and the majority felt that the format used was ideal.

Most of the division were apprehensive about the idea of using a creative approach but the morning’s activities really helped us to relax and start to think in different ways. It was particularly positive that individuals from different teams were able to use the opportunity to collaborate and, ultimately, produce something together…All those who made it on the day felt that we had made some real progress in working together and had a lot of fun in doing so.
Department of Work and Pensions