Dec 2022

Betting Apps Can Make Anyone a Sports Fan

How a journalist with total lack of interest in pro sports became hooked on sports betting apps.

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Apr 2022

The ‘Cult Cruisers’ Are Back on the Ships

About a devoted group of cruise fanatics, most of them retirees, whose aim is to almost never touch dry land.

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May 2021

Social Security Ponders a Post-Pandemic Future

For the Retiring section. As COVID-19 forced the Social Security Administration to work remotely, and while that transition was mostly smooth, it affected the most vulnerable.

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Dec 2020

Giant Skeletons and Puppy Shortages

For the Business section. A retrospective on 2020 purchasing trends reveals that the COVID era brought some interesting changes to how people decided to spend their money.

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Oct 2020

Travel Goes Members-Only

For the Travel section. Membership-based travel clubs offer health and safety as perks in the midst of a pandemic, and those with means to flock to them. But is this furthering inequality in travel?

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Apr 2020

Online Learning as a Supporting Role

For the Economic View Column. An argument that online learning won't replace the benefits of in-person education.

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I am...

Daniel Castro Maia, a Brazilian illustrator and designer based in Denver, CO.

By day, I'm a graphic designer for Nectar Consulting. By night, I'm a freelance illustrator. On weekends, I fight crime with the help of my cat sidekick. Here's proof. I studied Illustration at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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I've worked with...

The New York Times / POLITICO Europe / The Washington Post / Quanta Magazine / Fireside Fiction / Institutional Investor / The Real Deal Magazine / Hero Complex Gallery / The Fillmore / VinePair / + more.

Recognized by...

Society of Illustrators 63 / American Illustration 38, 39 Chosen / 3x3 No. 16, No. 17, No. 18 / Creative Quarterly 55, 56, 57 / Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2019, Shortlist 2019-21 / Latin American Ilustración 7, 8 Selected / Adobe Design Achievement Award 2019 / My mom says she's very proud