Editorial Illustration

Select projects from 2015 - 2019
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Why 30-Somethings Can’t Find Happiness

Editorial Illustration
Client: Fatherly
Writer: Lauren Vinopal
Art Direction: Anne Meadows
Media: Digital
Year: 2019
Happiness and well-being are different. While happiness is considered a temporary state or feeling, well-being is a more permanent stasis based on health, happiness, welfare, and prosperity. If well-being is the meal, then happiness is the butter. The good news is that happiness is not off the table for people in their 30s, especially parents of young children, and represents one area where they can gain traction.


Text excerpt by Lauren Vinopal

Read the full article ︎︎︎ Fatherly

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Rashid al-Malik

Editorial Illustration
Client: The Intercept
Writers: Alex Emmons, Matthew Cole
Art Direction: Soohee Cho
Media: Digital
Year: 2019
Al-Malik reported to UAE intelligence about aspects of the Trump administration’s Middle East policy, according to a former U.S. official and documents viewed by The Intercept. The National Intelligence Service of the UAE gave al-Malik a code name and paid him tens of thousands of dollars a month to gather information, a role for which his investment business would have provided a convenient cover.


Text excerpt by Alex Emmons, Matthew Cole
Read the full article ︎︎︎ The Intercept
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Colour Blindness

Editorial Illustration
Client: Wired
Writer: Adam Rogers
Art Direction: Alyssa Walker
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2019
Squirrel monkeys don’t see color like people. But inject their eyeballs with a genetically engineered virus, and they suddenly can perceive a new rainbow. The same trick could someday be used on color-blind people.


Text excerpt by Adam Rogers
Read the full article ︎︎︎ Wired
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Joe Beef Cookbook

Editorial Illustration
Client: The Walrus
Writer: Shannon Tien
Art Direction: Natalie Vineberg
Media: coloured pencils, watercolours, digital
Year: 2019
A book review by Shannon Tien on Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocolypse by David McMillan, Frédéric Morin, and Meredith Erickson. If Armageddon does occur, any readers who survive will be lucky to have Surviving the Apocalypse on hand as a guidebook. If they can manage to scrounge up all the right ingredients, they can whip up some pot-au-feu, ferment natural wine in a Yeti cooler, and enjoy what’s left of the world.


Text excerpt by Shannon Tien
Read the full article ︎︎︎ The Walrus
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Brain Blast Injuries

Editorial Illustration
Client: NPR
Writer: Jon Hamilton
Art Direction: Emily Bogle
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2018
Studies show that troops who repeatedly fire powerful, shoulder-launched weapons can experience short-term probles with memory and thinking. It’s still not clear whether firing these weapons can lead to long-term brain damage. 


Text excerpt by Gregory Warner
Listen to the episode ︎︎︎ Brain Blast Injuries
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The Apology Broker

Editorial Illustration
Client: NPR
Writer: Gregory Warner
Art Direction: Emily Bogle
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2018
We trace the journey of an apology, from Japan to the U.S., that got an unlikely broker. Along the way, she had to work out: what a sorry is, who it's for, and what makes it stick.


Text excerpt by Gregory Warner
Listen to the episode ︎︎︎ The Apology Broker
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The Dangers of Living Online

Editorial Illustration
Client: McGill
Writer: Erik Leijon
Editor: Daniel McCabe
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2018
According to Professor Ashesh Mukherjee’s new book The Internet Trap, one of the unfortunate consequences of the rise of online communications has been an increase in “people in living in their own silos of ideology.”


Text excerpt by Erik Leijon
Read the full article ︎︎︎ The Dangers of Living Online
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Courage, My Love

Editorial Illustration
Client: The Kit
Writer: Danielle Green
Art Direction: Mary Lees
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2017
Riley is smart, spirited and entering the turbulent world of teendom. A portrait of a thoroughly modern 13-year old.


Text excerpt by Danielle Green
Read the full article ︎︎︎ Courage, My Love
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A Band Apart

Editorial Illustration
Client: NPR
Writer: Ned Raggett
Art Direction: Ariel Zambelich
Media: Pencil, digital
Year: 2017
Exactly when and where Algiers began may be less important than where it is has ended up. Founded as a trio of Atlantans, it is now four musicians living in three cities on two continents, separated by one massive ocean.


Text excerpt by Ned Raggett
Read the full article ︎︎︎ A Band Apart
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Neill Blomkamp

Editorial Illustration
Client: Wired UK
Writer: Alex Godfrey
Art Direction: Mary Lees
Media: Digital
Year: 2015
Neill Blomkamp specialises in sci-fi that makes us think about what it means to be human. The South African director's 2009 debut District 9 used a refugee camp for aliens as a metaphor for apartheid. Blomkamp talks to WIRED about his RoboCop influences, the rise of artificial intelligence and why he doesn't fear the singularity.


Text excerpt by Alex Godfrey
Read the full article ︎︎︎ Wired UK
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