Sustainable partnership celebration
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative commissioned an illustration to celebrate the signing of a sustainable partnership between them and the local government of Huila in Colombia. The aim was to show a vision of a sustainable landscape and visual assets that could be used during the virtual celebration event.
I researched the area's plants and animals and key types of sustainable food production the client wanted to showcase. The mountainous terrain lent itself brilliantly for a rich scenery with cacao farmers, the Huila town hall, plantations, vibrant vegetation, macaws, tapirs and Andean bears. As the event was more formal, the style was less like my usual cartoony one and more of a painterly one. The landscape visual with supporting illustrated slides and a signing video helped make the virtual event more celebratory and memorable during the Coronavirus pandemic.