“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”
The majority of Pictoline’s revenue — it’s profitable and brought in US$1 million last year — now comes from creating sponsored illustrations for advertisers.
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“To give them that multitude of facts, voices and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent.”
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