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Maddie Dai


Maddie Dai is a New Zealand cartoonist, illustrator and writer living in London, by way of Hong Kong, Vermont and NYC. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2014, she spent two years working as a “Visual Storyteller” in NYC, a newly invented career path for creatively inclined millennials. She now enjoys observing America and its antics from afar, and providing sporadic commentary in cartoon form.

She spends her days as an Art Director at Purpose, where she uses visual storytelling and strategic creative content to tackle the world’s toughest challenges. She has built visual campaigns for clients such as Unicef, Color of Change, Oxfam, WHO, Airbnb, and her design work has won both a Webby Award and a Lovie Award. Maddie art directed an animated short film, 11 Paper Place, which was featured on The Atlantic, Wired, and Huffington Post and numerous film festivals. In her spare time, she enjoys making 3D computer generated animated films, writing down ideas in her notes app at inopportune moments, and producing small comedic pieces for the internet. She has been cartooning for The New Yorker since June 2017.


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