Intercom - An introvert's guide to collaboration

Intercom hired me to create and editorial illustration for their blog post, an introvert's guide to collaboration. I had so much fun with this illustration and wanted to inject some humour by having the introvert friend hiding in a plant. That kept me giggling while I sketched. The darker blobbed out area around the plant is the calm and peaceful space where the introvert feels comfortable, like a safe bubble. Then the section to the right is the intimidating 'collab zone', visual noise, conversation and collaborators busying up the space. I wanted to create a bold contrast between these two areas to emphasise how intimidating and overwhelming it can feel for an introvert to step out of their safe space.


Initial concept sketch


Example of illustration in use