Artefact Cards Blog

Custom Artefact Field Kits

Posted 22 September 2015 by John Willshire

It may seem early to talk about Christmas. It's certainly too early to be eating mince pies. But it's not too early to be working out what you're sending your clients this Christmas.

These are our glorious all-leather, high quality Field Wallets, as made by Bernard and his family up at Lichfield Leather here in the UK. They really are beautiful, check them out here.

Last year, people asked "can we do custom ones for clients as Christmas presents?", and we said "no, sorry, it's too late". This year, we're letting you know early enough, to avoid disappointments.

When we say 'custom' we mean that you can replace the custom printed yellow leather panel you see below with whatever you like.

As well as the premium leather Field Wallet, you'll also get cards inside the wallet, a box of Artefact Cards to restock the Field Wallet with, and a custom black Sharpie, all inside a clean white presentation box.

Prices are as follows (excluding shipping & VAT)

50   - £18.99 per kit
100  - £16.99 per kit
200  - £15.99 per kit

(further discounts available for larger orders)

We need your expressions of interest by Monday 28th September in order to get them to you by 1st December.

Please email us here with all orders or to ask more questions.

Posted in Artefact, Artefact Cards, card sorting, cards, design, discipline, drawing, eames, making, practice, resolutions, teams, thinking, visual thinking

Listening to the inaudible, seeing the unseeable,

Posted 23 February 2015 by John Willshire

As part of our wee initiative to help Artefact Cards users see what other people are doing, Jason has sent in this idea. It's really great, illustrating how you can bring all voices in a team into a conversation (instead of just the usual more vocal ones), and then turn a conversation which could be lost into a visible part of the environment that people work in.

Thanks for sharing, Jason. If you have a story to share about how you've used Artefact Cards, just send us an email to hello [at}


I'm the Personnel Manager in a large supermarket. I wanted to explore how to improve morale.

Normally if you get a group of colleagues together only one or two will speak up, so you don't get a representative view.

On this occasion I gave everyone an Artefact Card and a Sharpie, I simply asked them to draw on one side of the card what makes them "Happy in work" and on the other side draw what they would like to see being done differently in our store to achieve this.

We then went around the table and each person talked about their card. It was great I had tangible out from every colleague that I spoke to and these then become part of a larger display of our action planning

Posted in discipline, making, resolutions, teams, visual thinking