Nikkei Asian Review work-life balance

12 June ● 1 min read ● 4 images

The good folks at the Nikkei Asian Review asked me to illustrate an article about work-life balance in Japan and the changes that it's undergoing right now on the corporate world. The drawings had to be suitable for both online and printed use. 

I am also adding some of the in-between steps.

Above is the final illustration, followed by the pre-final. I thought the folding of a paper was a good idea, but at the end it got rejected, which is fine!

This was a smaller spot within the article. 

And here are the first sketches:


David Cohen - Product Designer in Tokyo, Japan David Cohen Product Designer 12 June

Fantastic result. Loved seeing the process!

Luis Mendo - Illustrator in Tokyo, Japan Luis Mendo Illustrator 12 June

Thanks David! Glad you like it.

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Luis Mendo

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Luis Mendo started his professional career in Spain, in 1994. Soon he moved to The Netherlands and as of late, to Japan. In these years ...

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