I oversaw the design and art direction of this editorial series about the concept of “ambition” being a scam. The stories explored themes of late-stage capitalism, burnout, the “Great Resignation,” and office culture.
I established the visual tone of the series, designed the logo and the collection page, and created artwork for several articles. I hired and art directed external illustrators for the lead articles.
The banner illustration is by Joi Fulton. We created an Escher-like office interior that plays with the idea of “climbing the corporate ladder” but getting nowhere. A disgruntled employee vandalizes the “Ambition”wall mural, calling it a scam.
Is That All There Is? Why Burnout Is A Broken Promise
A deep dive into the “Great Resignation,“ exploring the negative impact of centering your life around work.
Illustrated by Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia
The Humiliation Of Work Under Capitalism
This article explores how professionalism is performative, and often embarrassing.
Illustrated by Anil Rinat
Are Childhood Dreams A Scam? Only If You Don’t Let Them Go
Many kids picture glamorous adult lives-- living in mansions, being famous, having fun jobs, and doing whatever thye want. This article discusses how different people’s definitions of success changed when they got older.
Illustrated by Joi Fulton