We’ve all been there. Whether it’s an interview or a pitch, a client meeting or a casual coffee, we’ve all heard those four little words – tell me about yourself. It’s a short question, but it can be a very daunting one. Where to start? What to focus on? What to leave out? Enter Holley Murchison. She’s an American social entrepreneur who's thrown herself into helping people from all walks of life answer this question. Holley has teamed up with WePresent to turn Tell Me About Yourself into a six-step online audio experience. The illustrations by Hornet Director Yukai Du were commissioned by WePresent, specifically designed as a cover for each audio episode which includes how to read your audience, what to focus on and why you need a compelling story in the first place.
Yukai Du is a Chinese-born illustrator and animation director based in the UK. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins London in 2014, she has been exploring and establishing her work in both still and moving images with her unique style. Yukai's inspiration for her work lies somewhere in the dichotomy of Impressionism—the dash of lines and layering of dots to create a surface—combined with her love for the simplistic and geometric structures of Brutalism.
After university at Guang Zhou Academy of Fine Arts, Yukai moved to London to attend Central Saint Marks. It was in London that she began to play with color in her work. She found it revelatory that in China her work was primarily black & white with hints of yellow, but her thesis short film Way Out was the first time color was introduced. Today, her bold use of eye-catching color is one of the most defining aspects of her work.
Yukai's ability to look within, recalibrate, and reset to really get to the core of her craft is what propels her work. Yukai's clients include Adobe, Apple, WeTransfer, LUSH, the New Yorker, TED Talks, Yora, and more. She has received a number of international awards such as 3X3 Illustration Best of Show (Student Show), Adobe Design Award Honourable Mention, and a D&AD New Blood Wood Pencil.