VISA Local Heroes

As queen of engagement in conversations around social and interpersonal issues, Janice was commissioned for a project with VISA and The Sunday Times to help tell the story of one community that has thrived amidst so many changes post pandemic. 


The digitalisation of Barnsley Market, thanks to support from Visa and ShopAppy, has not only kept the town centre alive, it’s also introduced the virtues of shopping locally to younger and more tech-savvy consumers, without alienating older generations. During a time where so much has been uncertain, it is clear that this community has found a way not only to survive but thrive through tech inspired innovation. Bold and bright, Janice’s work embodies this spirit of togetherness brought on through challenging times.


Illustrations by Janice Chang