Here at The Daily Californian, the design department is responsible for both laying out the physical newspaper you pick up every day as well as for handling all the illustrations you see accompanying feature stories, editorials, and op-eds. Many of the staff also work on art in their own time, and in this series we highlight some of those pieces.
This “From The Design Desk” piece comes from Emily Bi, the current Illustrations editor. The two pieces depicting cats are from a few years back, while the others are more recent works. However, both showcase the talent and skill of an artist who has made strides to improve her craftsmanship through persistence, repetition and dedication.