There’s a delicate balance of science and art to telling a life story. Our experts lead with empathy, thoughtfully crafting your story while obsessing over every little detail. We work hard so you can celebrate your life, elegantly.
I. Your Oral Historian
We sit with you and collect your oral history recollections (really, these are just lovely conversations). We are kind, curious and knowledgeable, and very respectful of your feelings and privacy, abiding by strict confidentiality policies. We are also proud of our methodology here at Plantain. After all, our directors initially led careers in Psychology, Anthropology, and Global Social Research.
II. Your Storyteller
We then bring your memories to life using your own words and tone, all the while placing your story within historical contexts. The aim here is to create an authentic narrative through which your personality shines through. You can also edit it, as and when you wish.
III. Your Researcher
One of the perks of working with Plantain is our Research expertise. That’s why we dedicate some of our time to uncovering genealogical or historical records that can add that special touch, and help build the framework of your personal story.
IV. Your Creative Designer
We believe that in order for it to resonate with your wider community, your story needs to be shared beautifully. So, at this stage top-class Creative Designers take over your project, artfully combining it with memorabilia (restored photographs, documents, letters, etc.), and then pair these with fonts, colours, and illustrations that best speak to your character.
The result is a bespoke heirloom, as unique and as beautiful as your story, delivered straight to your doorstep.
We are often asked to help at various stages of the process (editing, design, formatting, printing). If this is what you are interested in then please do let us know.
Don’t let your (hi)story go untold.
Find out how we can help.