The Best of Columbia issue is probably the magazine’s most anticipated issue every year. Columbia residents nominate and vote for their favorite businesses, personalities, restaurants, etc., and then the magazine throws a big party for the winners and the public. In 2014, we decided on a playful approach to the feature that would incorporate simple chalk drawings and hand lettering. The winners came in and spent a day goofing around with invisible props so that I could draw them in later. I collaborated on the feature layout with my excellent art director, Carolyn Preul, and did all the illustration and lettering (including the cover, my favorite ever!) myself.