Editorial Illustration

"Turning Garbage Into Gold"

This article covers the actions taken by Canadian environmental group, Ocean Legacy, and their effort during the "largest marine debris cleanup in Canada." In 2016, Ocean Legacy's team worked diligently to remove, transport, sort, and re-sell trash from the Canadian coast.
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Process Work

Series of thumbnails and wordlists help to flush out and visualize ideas. User testing these thumbnails (asking others to interpret what the illustration is representing) reveals the most impactful illustration choice.

8.5 x 11" Main Illustration

The header illustration was designed to claim attention, intrigue the reader, and illustrate the process used by Ocean Legacy to remove trash from the coast.

Spot Illustrations

These stand-alone illustrations were designed to keep reader interest throughout reading the article, displaying inverted ideas of the value of "trash".