This precious family suffered the great tragedy of losing a baby son who would be 8 years old this year. This mother dearly wanted him represented in their family illustration in a special way so I created a small peaceful pure white bird that she is holding with her son (This amazing young man changed his own name to include his brother’s). The bird’s wing is a little blue foot print and his tail is a heart.
As a designer I am often asked both directly and indirectly to create illustrations that represent people’s deepest insecurities, biggest dreams, and most profound hurts. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly and of which I am honored to be invited.