Cover illustration for an insert promoting the 2018 Holiday Stroll with a bonus GIF for web + social media. 

Marshalltown, IA is my hometown. In the summer of 2018, they were hit with a tornado that destroyed a great portion of the central part of town. Many buildings were damaged or destroyed, including the Marshall County Courthouse (pictured above), which had the spire torn off during the storm. 

Thankfully, no one was harmed during the storm, and the town has really come together to rebuild and help each other out. It was a joy to get to at least contribute some imagery despite being very far away.


Client Times Republican – Marshalltown, IA
Emily Barske
Role Illustration + Copywriting


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