Simo Liu
Making Exit Interviews Count


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was commissioned by Emily Caulfield from Harvard Business Review to create an illustration for the article"Making Exit Interviews Count" which was released in Harvard Business Review Magazine, Special Issue of "The New Rules of Managing Talent" in Fall 2021.

How was the illustration used:
It was used as an editorial illustration for an article at Harvard Business Review Magazine.

How did you make this work:
Skilled employees are the company's most valuable asset. This article mentioned it's important to know why employees stay and why they leave. Exit interviews can provide thoughtful feedback on employee engagement and retention. My approach for this illustration was to create a 2.5d space with a surrealism style. It provides a space and chance for employees to talk with the company before leaving.

Commissioner Name :
Emily Caulfield
Commissioner Company :
Harvard Business Review

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Currently Based:
Los Angeles

Simo Liu is an Illustrator based in Los Angeles. She studied graphic design from Calarts and animation from USC.She likes to explore and experiment, combining various ideas, styles and techniques to achieve aesthetics. Many of her works show some bright tones with humor and wit inside. Her clients include The New York Times, Medium, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and many others.