Andi Best Freelance Designer

Computeractive Magazine Windows XP Guide

Freelance commission for Computeractive Magazine
Client: Computeractive Magazine

Client: Computeractive Magazine Objective: Promote subscriptions to the clients' magazine via engaging advertorial style digital content. Solution: Produce an original, topical, illustration to accompany the editorial piece and build the complete landing page.

Editorial illustration

Online article featuring editorial illustration
Editorial illustration for Computeractive magazine
As part of a digital landing page build for Computeractive Magazine I created an editorial illustration to sit alongside the content. The article aimed to educate readers about the termination of Microsoft's support for the Windows XP operating system, whilst simultaneously introducing the magazine as a guide to survive the termination. Microsoft placed the onus of keeping systems up to date on the users, with a certain level of urgency. It was that deadline that inspired the illustration I created; an egg timer - a poignant icon from the Windows environment - through which passes the signature default XP wallpaper crumbling away as if sand.