The Earnest Guidebooks
PUBLICATION - ILLUSTRATION
The CHALLENGE
Financial aid for graduate school can be an exhausting and complicated process for most young adults, especially if they’re hoping to fund their education themselves. Fortunately, in the modern age of the web, there’s Earnest, a financial tech startup that seeks to create a better, modern bank by offering a variety of consumer lending products. How can Earnest help young adults navigate through their financial concerns?
The RESULT
The first of its kind, the Earnest guidebook, gives potential graduate students the answers to their financial aid concerns. The Earnest Guide provides research on the options for financing graduate education, including a checklist of the necessary steps to prepare for graduate school.

Since its release in the summer of 2016, the guidebook has been downloaded over 25,000 times.
The goal of this guidebook is to help you avoid the surprises I encountered in my search for information on how to pay for graduate school.
Louis Beryl,
Earnest CEO
The CHALLENGE
Student refinancing can help individuals save money by lowering interest rates and reduce monthly payments. However, it's important to think carefully about this decision and what it means for financial health. With Earnest, clients who refinance their student loans save an average of $21,810. How can Earnest help adults navigate through their financial concerns?
The RESULT
In this second edition of the Earnest guidebook, this "quick guide" outlines clear steps to the maze of student refinancing and gives readers an idea of what Earnest can provide for them.
Earnest is different from any other student loan refinancing company. When you are applying for a loan, we really want to know who you are.