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Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review, published by Harvard Business Publishing asked me to illustrate five articles for their Spring On Point Issue, about creativity in business and in particular how to get over the fears that block your best ideas, how to overcome “functional fixdness” and other biases that get in the way of creativity, how to […]

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / How did menstruation become taboo?

Personal piece. Menstruation stigma is a form of misogyny. Negative taboos condition us to understand menstrual function as something to be hidden, something shameful. And by not naming a thing, we reinforce the idea that the thing should not be named.

Roberto Cigna / Fondation Cité de la Santé

This February 2019, I was happy to participate in the “Work For Free promo” that my agency Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion does each year to help out charities and non profits. These are my illustrations for the pamphlet for “Fondation Cité de la Santé”. It was in 1980 that the Cité de la Santé […]

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / Open Minded

New personal piece. Escape your mental prisons, be open minded.

Roberto Cigna / Fletcher Magazine

The Fletcher school will launch a new digitally-delivered global business degree program in May 2019. Here the illustration for the article “Introducing Fletcher’s online business degree” on the last issue of Fletcher Magazine. AD Heather Burke.

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / Focus Business Magazine

The last illustrations for the current issue of Focus Business Magazine from Germany for an article about the future methods of payment. AD Steuer Helga.

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / Plant’s ability

Plants can smell, now researchers know how. The ability is in their genes. Researchers have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants.

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / “Turning up the Heat on ICE”

Last one for Northeastern Law magazine, Winter 2019 issue. Mark Gabrenya AD. “Turning up the Heat on ICE” The federal government created ICE two years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to carry out immigration enforcement and assist with national security. Critics assert the agency has conflated that dual mission and, under President […]

Roberto Cigna Roberto Cigna / Forbidden Fruit

Love is not a crime. Actually a total of 75 nations still have laws against homosexuality, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. There are eight countries in which homosexuality can result in a death penalty, and dozens more in which homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence, according to an […]

Roberto Cigna / Broken wing

Roberto Cigna is commemorating the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to take place on Sunday, November 25th. Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Impacts range from immediate to long-term physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, up to and including death. Cigna’s […]

Roberto Cigna / Children mourning pets for Tuft magazine

Roberto Cigna’s illustration for Tuft magazine for the article, “Children Mourning Pets,” about how to help a child process the loss of a pet. In the article, a veterinary social worker discusses healthy ways that kids and parents can grieve a beloved pet’s death. Cigna’s shadow image of a dog receiving the loving attention of […]

Roberto Cigna / “Rising stars” cover illustration for Lexpert Magazine

Roberto Cigna created a cover illustration for Lexpert magazine for their “Rising Stars” issue in November. Leading lawyers under 40 were honored at an annual gala event held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto. Cigna’s image of a bright star amid many stars illustrates the subject powerfully.

Roberto Cigna / “Moments to Spare” for Science magazine

Roberto Cigna’s illustration for Science magazine for the article, “Moments to Spare,” on an early warning system for earthquake activity recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey. ShakeAlert notifies residents seconds before a quake illustrating just how important those few seconds can be. Cigna’s illustration of a man escaping a cracking hourglass that shows seismic […]

Roberto Cigna / Winds of change for Aplus magazine

Roberto Cigna created three illustrations for the October issue of Aplus magazine, the official magazine of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The article, “Time for change,” discusses the standard for maintaining integrity within the auditing profession.  According to the article, the winds of change are blowing across the audit world. Cigna’s wind-driven […]

Roberto Cigna / “Looking after number one” for The Guardian

Roberto Cigna’s latest illustration for The Guardian, illustrating the article, “Looking after number one.” The author, Josh Jacobs, writes, “Sworn at, forced to sleep in the office, fired at will: what’s it really like to work for an MP?” Little is known about the treatment of Westminster staffers. In the piece, illustrated by Cigna, former and […]


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