This is an illustration I did for HOW magazine for their business column titled "Be A Smarter Manager". For designers who runs their own business, managing employee issues is among the biggest problems they deal with. Various mistakes owners range from doing everything themselves to not communicating well with their staff. These are the concept roughs I submitted.
After the "chess" concept was chosen I worked up a final sketch.
And then to the final piece. Click images to enlarge.