In 2010 I was contracted to do graphic design for the Dawson Student Union. It started with a logo consultation and t-shirt design which lead to regular poster and flyer work for the next four years.
As a union, and a fairly politically active one at that, the DSU needed a lot of text heavy, informative, design with enticing calls to action. This manifested as a mix of playful design exploration and a harkening back to classic union style propaganda posters. I happen to have an affinity for old propaganda posters, so I was more than happy to toy with that aesthetic.
Considering the relative small design budget of a student union, whenever a piece needed imagery I had two options: find a creative commons image that fit, or draw it myself. While finding an existing image was usually faster, it rarely was exactly right. The posters I got to illustrate myself were always the most pleasurable.