Podcast Art – Design, Illustration
While working at an audio company, I worked closely with many of our clients that needed cover art for their podcasts. All the podcasts were hugely different, coming from a diversity of voices nationwide, and required the same amount of visual diversity in art direction. Coming from a small creative team, I exercised my multidisciplinary background to serve our creative clients with original artwork, iconography, lettering, and illustrations on tight timelines. Here is a curated selection of the podcast art I've created.
Creative Director: Anna McMichael-Kane
It's OK to Say Gay
Founded during an era where proposed "Don't Say Gay" and anti-trans laws are growing across the U.S., It's OK to Say Gay celebrates LGBTQ+ voices while holding conversations that get allies to listen.
Designed with inclusivity in mind, each speech bubble features the color scheme from a different pride flag.
I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hangry
"I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hangry" is a podcast to help Houstonians live their best foodie lives. From new date spots to must-try restaurants, we're your resource for any night out on the town.
The podcast hosts' caricatures were custom illustrations made by me, along with the custom logo / typography I lettered by hand.
Who Killed Strawberry?
A story about how the mayor of one of America’s largest towns – Detroit -- got connected by rumor to the death of an exotic dancer. Tamara ‘Strawberry’ Greene’s murder remains unsolved.
It’s Generational is a national Audacy podcast about how each generation looks at things differently. Each episode features experts exploring issues all generations care about and a panelist representing Gen Z, Millennials, Baby Boomers, and Gen X.
Each speech bubble represents a different generation, visually showcasing both the time period they come from and the contrast with each other.
What’s your weirdest fear? If it happened, how would you survive? This lighthearted, weekly series explores fears both rational and irrational: from being afraid of cutting your own finger off to a phobia of hairless tails.
I created the cover art in a mystery style collage to give a sense of uneasiness, while including a few "weird fears" in the collage imagery.
Unreported is an Audacy podcast about news that are unreported in the news cycle.
A podcast based in New York, the artwork represents censored newspapers but also ripped wheatpaste posters, representing the dichotomy between what is hidden and what is shown.
The Homestretch is a limited-series political podcast giving you quick, pertinent analysis of the most pressing issues leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.
A podcast following the journey of the men and women who went through IVF to build their family.
The art presents an abstract representation of artificial insemination, and the colors evoke warmth and intimacy to reflect the vulnerable nature of the subject.
Beyond Black History Month
Color use was an important aspect in the conception of this podcast's art. The art intentionally avoids being limited to the classic pan-African colors, and instead embraces a wide spectrum of colors that represents diversity and inclusivity both in topics and audiences. The pan-African color palette is still found in a few key elements, such as the podcast title and triangles that are bursting from "beyond" the box. The curated usage of the familiar colors establishes an immediate visual connection to the podcast's topics. The vibrancy of the colors also prove eye-catching on digital platforms, and extend "beyond" the box as well, illuminating the black border to be made up of a range and depth of colors. All the colors emanate from the community of silhouettes in the middle, their overlapping colors implying the mixture of many perspectives.