STORY IS MAGICKAL
The transformative power of storytelling is real, at both a personal and societal level. It has the power to inspire and activate change in across ages, races, cultures, genders, and neurotypes. The power of story is not limited to one type of medium either; animation can help an adult nurture stronger relationships with a partner, a comic can inspire a CEO's business strategy, and action games can teach philosophical principles to a child. It is limitless and truly magickal.
NEVER STOP ASKING QUESTIONS
Being open and curious helps nurture trust, innovation, abundance, progression, and collaboration. When we honestly seek to understand, even negative feedback can become an empowering source of insight. As a leader, if you stay curious when challenged, it can prompt clarifying questions that often lead to discovering a deeper unresolved issue that can help unlock exponential positive impact on a team, project, or process.
DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ARE A NECESSITY
Supporting underrepresented stories nurtures a healthier, more balanced, society. By sharing a greater variety of perspectives and exploring diverse visual styles, we dramatically increase the power of story to break down the stigmas or emotional barriers that that get in the way of meaningful connection, communication, and progression.
MODELING INCLUSIVE PATHS TO LEADERSHIP
Inclusivity is a priority in all Hedge Studio's content and workflows. By drawing from universal design concepts, flexible approaches, and working 1:1 with underrepresented creatives, we can develop customized workflows that provide models for more diverse types of creative leadership. Sharing case studies of the workflows openly with the public to empower a wider range of personality types and neurotypes to become confident directors.
HOLISTIC APPROACHES INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY
By preventing burnout and providing more time to experience life, creatives can tap into new insights organically and bring fresh ideas that keep projects moving. To facilitate this, we support creatives to develop a holistic understanding of their own unique creative process and the context of their role within a pipeline. Providing them with resources to improve their craft mastery so they can efficiently finish tasks within work hours while encouraging them to communicate needs and boundaries that will protect their health and personal life.
PLEASURE LEADS TO QUALITY
Creating clear direction for your story and your team is like building a playground. By setting healthy boundaries, a stable foundation, and clear direction with patience, transparency, flexibility, and thoroughness on the front end, it encourages a sense of play in your team as they explore translating the story world into impactful visuals. Improving pleasure in the process and quality in the result.