In 2013, the Design team at (and the CFPB as a whole) was still in its infancy. Huddled in a small windowless room with 2, then 3, then 4 other designers (sharing one power cord and two power outlets), I learned a lot about my co-workers. When the first class of CFPB fellows arrived, I wanted to communicate our sense of camaraderie (and brag a little, too).
This illustration not only served as an icebreaker, but it also introduced our new colleagues to inside jokes that would make sense soon enough. I include this in my portfolio because it represents a time at the Bureau when cross-disciplinary work was essential to staying on top of your own work, saving your colleague's butt, and keeping the entire team afloat.