One of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on was with Condé Nast Traveler and Bermuda Tourism. The story was called Drawn to Bermuda and was designed around the concept of Travel Write Draw: traveling to a specific destination and illustrating my way through it. I got to meet so many vibrant, local artisans, try traditional Bermudian foods, and dance the night away in Hamilton with our crew!
I had such an amazing time with this crew. Our photographer, Gavin Howarth (who’s photos you can see throughout this blogpost) was so extremely talented. I felt so comfortable in front of his lens and I think that ease really came through in the pictures.
I also had a blast capturing this colourful island via illustrations. The drawing you see above was created from my first breakfast in Bermuda. We visited this stunning house on the water and photographed on the dock.
This trip was also about getting out of my comfort zone. Just look at me zipping around on that jet ski! Josh, my jet ski driver, was such a sweetheart but he definitely didn’t go easy on me with this sharp turns ha!
Below is how it appeared in the March 2015 issue of Condé Nast Traveler. I finally got my hands on a copy at JFK Airport while on my way to South East Asia. I couldn’t believe that just six months after quitting my full-time job, I had landed my dream partnership with my favorite publication on earth.
Looking back, I just feel so incredible grateful and also in awe of the universe. I have always believed that we can manifest our own dreams into reality by working hard, building towards our goals, and putting our vision out into the world.