Nascent Onboarding Documents
Illustrations for the Employee Handbook:
Chapter Title Illustrations for Nascent's Survival Guide:
Nascent's former on-boarding documents were filled with blank space and a lack of creativity, not really speaking to the exciting nature of the company's work and their processes. I set about working with the HR department to change this and refurbished their existing documents (a Survival Guide and an Employee Handbook) to reflect the energetic, collaborative nature of the company.
I first began with parsing through design sites like dribbble and behance in order to assemble a mood board of other HR docs whose formatting I admired. These were surprisingly difficult to find, but here are a few examples:
Aiming for a more casual/approachable look and feel, I then began writing out the layout of the documents, the chapter headers and sketching out the illustrations that would go alongside it. I decided that the best way to break up the monotony of HR 'legalese' would be to incorporate fun illustrations, strong typography, and a Nascent-inspired touch to each chapter in order to make the on-boarding process that much easier, and provide points of visual interest along the document. HR documents are usually so easily dismissed creatively, so it was lovely being able to inject a little flair into these guys.