I have three illustrations in todays New York Times for a special section they are running on wealth. A great part of this job is getting to dive into subjects I would typically overlook. Looking for visual metaphors turns out to be a pretty handy way of teaching yourself something new. Now, even when I'm not 'on the case,' I try to boil articles down to their central ideas as I read them, and as often as not, those ideas are little pictures. (You can read the articles here: popular, taxes, instincts.)
Thanks to Rodrigo Honeywell for the great assignment!