This is an ebook cover illustration for Kingston. The ebook is about threats posed by unsecured USB drives and informs the reader about Kingston's encrypted USB offerings.
The body of the whitepaper mainly features some simple icons for visual interest, but I had some freedom with the cover art. I wanted something that felt sophisticated and less playful, so as not to downplay the importance of the message. I originally planned to create a much more complicated illustration, but when I began sketching I drew the end of the USB stick and it reminded me of eyes. I used that inspiration for this more simple final product which I believe is much more dramatic and effective than what I had originally planned.