I was commission by Playaway Preloaded Products to do a live art installation at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference.
Playaway Products are built for librarians, so we asked the question “How are you built for being a librarian?” Throughout the event I illustrated their answers on a giant white wall. We had answers like “Libraries saved my life as a teenager” and “I’m passionate about teaching and helping others.” Hearing everyone’s story was pretty amazing and I’m thankful for the opportunity to share this with them.
The "Built For This" headline was sketched and outlined prior to the event, and all others were drawn in real time. As I heard a story I would put it on the wall with lettering or illustration. Participants then provided their contact information to receive a mailer of the finished wall.