Alfred Boland has been a graphic designer ever since he first set eyes on a Macintosh computer in the late ’80’s. An experienced bookmaker, cover/sleeve art artist, typographer, photographer, web builder, specialist in many computer apps (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, WordPress, etc), social media, you name it. His style is a blend of the best graphic styles of the last century set to this millennium. But best of all is that he’s a dedicated worker that responds instantly and will not rest until his client is fully satisfied. Together with his Amsterdam based brother Steven he runs Bolanden.nl. Get in touch.
Prelude is a cloud-based game for virtual teams. It uses a unique blend of psychometrics and creativity to accelerate team member rapport and trust prior to a new project. Teams are guided through five sequential 30-minute activities, synchronous and asynchronous. Prelude helps ‘draw out’ the best from individuals and teams, literally and metaphorically. Participants better understand each other. They learn to identify and harness their diverse assets in a cohesive, purposeful way. The Prelude experience is akin to an orchestra tuning its instruments and practicing prior to the concert. Sports teams also limber up and practice prior to the big game.
The need for the Virtual Ice Breakers service was created when a deficiency was identified several years ago in the remote office world. In many corporations, physical team meetings often include an ice breaker to energize the group. Why should online meetings be any different? Prior to Virtual Ice Breakers, the only method of doing a team building ice breaker exercise was to manually find an activity, prepare it, circulate to team and execute the activity. After working many years with remote staff around the world, Gerard Beaulieu, founder of Virtual Ice Breakers, decided to make a change. He formed Barefoot Innovations LTD. and created an environment with multiple online games that can be simultaneously enjoyed by teams anywhere in the world.