Editorial Collection

These editorial illustrations serve the specific purpose of accompanying a non-fiction text.

Working either from a full text or a short summary, I create visuals to compliment the text.

Projects are grouped by broad themes below.

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social issues

Ethnicization of Covid 19

Editorial illustration for DOR on the bolder acts of racism against the Roma community in Romania, from social media and physical aggression, unjustified police violence and doctors refusing to treat Roma patients.

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Identity of a Minority

Magazine cover and interior illustration featuring Nicolae Gheorghe, a Roma activist, reflecting on his complicated upbringing, ethnic-national identity that isn't straight forward, and philosophical principles as an activist and as a human being.

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Seeing the unseeing

Illustrations for DOR on the article of how Covid-19 measures affect the visually impaired who rely on sense of touch to navigate the space around them.

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personal essays

Illustrations accompanying personal reflections

Covering Ground in Berlin

Return Trip is a magazine based in Toronto exploring how travel makes us feel. 

These are illustrations for a story bu Niamh Gordon about picking up running as a coping method when settling in a new city. 

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Reflections

In this DOR issue focusing on mental health, this collection of essays are by writers reflecting on their lives the past pandemic year. 

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Distant father and daughter spend time over the phone, though true connection always seem out of reach.

After having been dismissive of the whole “mindfulness” movement, Bogdan realizes that he has been doing it in his own way pre-lockdown, on his periodic route to the national lottery agent.

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Tatiana copes with stress through breadmaking, and discovers family stories along the way.

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A writer has avoided his hometown all his life but ends up buying a house back there.

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Driving back and forth, empty roads blend into each other during lockdown.

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dor SUMMER

Decat O Revista asked me to draw anything that comes to mind with summer for an article on what people from various sectors (hospitality, sports, education) are imagining of summer 2020. 

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food & culture

Collection of work around food stories.

Hawker Culture

Illustrations for New Naratif's article on hawker culture in Malaysia and Singapore, its history and in which ways have they diverged today.

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Fried Rice Recipe for Uber Beginners

Illustrations for step-by-step article on Wait A Minute Now

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The Food Is The Story

Editorial illustration for DOR #35, for a collection

of stories revolving around memory of food.

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Coffee Culture

Illustrations for an article describing the surging popularity of the third wave coffee culture

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For more work on the subject of food, visit the category WATERCOLOR.

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violence against women

Collection of work surrounding the issue of violence against women

Monitor Aggression

Arguing the case for electronic bracelets for domestic violence offenders

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When Home Is More Dangerous Than Outside

Under the pandemic lockdown directives, many women are more vulnerable at home than outside.

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Beyond Silence

"It's been 20 years since we have tried to make women feel safer, but victims continue to be blamed and it is more shameful to be a victim than to be the aggresson. This reality needs to change" 

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Home Unequality

Violence in the family is romanian secret that doesn't surprise anyone. In the last 13 years there have been legal and social efforts to fight it, but violence persists and society tolerates it.

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