ExpenSys needed a Christmas greeting for an email to their many customers. The brief stated that it had to be suitable for a worldwide audience of many faiths, and could be artsy and handmade while retaining a professional look.

Above is the progression of the illustration, from my sketch to a rough proof of concept.

You’ll notice the similar landscape and identical figures from my SpaceX project. This was due to ExpenSys wanting the illustration as soon as possible – they were running late!

The final version of the greeting, sent out to a very large mailing list. Exciting stuff!