Joan Wong worked at Penguin Random House in New York for the past five years as a book cover designer. Her more well-known work includes the paperback covers of the Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan, Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists. She could easily have stayed at her job indefinitely and followed a fairly predictable path of success as a designer.
However, in evaluating her next steps, this plan sounded a little too safe. She decided to leave her full time job in order to embark on a year long trip around the world that began in October 2017.
This second conversation between myself, Charis, and Joan took place near the end of her trip, but looks back at the second third of her journey.
Hosted & Narration by Charis Poon
Audio by Elphick Wo
Illustration by Joan Wong
See the full story here: https://www.maekan.com/article/observations-abroad-with-joan-wong-part-ii
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