about i4D and me

Simple pictorial materials such as picture cards, discussion starters and flipcharts can be effectively used in participatory group sessions to promote learning and the development of critical awareness.

In most of the world's poorest communities, advanced technology is unavailable and inappropriate. By contrast, the community health worker, armed with a set of clear illustrations about relevant local issues, can greatly assist community members to learn, analyse and understand the causes of health and environmental problems. The community can then plan and take action to try to bring about positive change. I have seen this happen many times, in many countries, in the course of my work.

Since my early work at Dharavi, Mumbai in the mid-1980s I have helped many organisations to develop useful i4D materials. I have carried out i4D consultancies for Unicef in Nepal, Sierra Leone and Sudan, as well as from my studio in the UK. I have also worked with other international NGOs such as Oxfam, The British Council, CARE International and Médecins Sans Frontieres to make illustrations about health and WASH issues. I have also collaborated with grassroots groups in many countries, including Mexico, Brasil, Laos, Sri Lanka, Burma, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa...

My i4D images are normally supplied as high quality, print-ready artwork, according to the client's individual specifications. I can also take on print-handling, if in-country printing is not available.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to use my i4D services.

Please also check out boblinney.com to see examples of my graphics for arts organisations.