Taking a look at Fast Company's best photos and illustrations of 2015 is a visually compelling way to understand a year of innovation and progress (you can also see some of our favorite images of the year from our website).
Some highlights? Warby Parker was named Most Innovative Company of 2015 for building the first great made-on-the-Internet brand. Oprah invited us into her world to show us how she prioritizes the people and projects she really cares about. In an exclusive and wide-ranging conversation, President Obama explained his take on Washington's technology problems—and his solutions.
Finally, it was Fast Company's 20th anniversary; we celebrated with our first-ever Innovation Festival in New York City. If you missed it, you can check out some of our favorite moments here.
Slideshow Credits: 01 / Photo: Paul Jung; styling: Stephanie Stricola; set design: Anthony Asaro; grooming: Stephanie Peterson; 02 / Photo: Herring & Herring; Styling: Kelly Hurliman; Set Design: Andrew Trosmans at Walter Schupfer Management; 03 / Photo: Daniel Shea; 04 / Photo: Daniel Shea; 05 / Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti; 06 / Photo: Herring & Herring, Grooming: Scott McMahan at Kate Ryan Inc.; 07 / Photo: Peter Ash Lee, Styling: Dana Covarrubias; Gooming: Asia Geiger at Art Department; 08 / Photo: Tony Kim, Makeup: Robert Greene at Kate Ryan Inc. using Kryolan; 09 / Photo: Andy Ryan; 10 / Photos: Eric Ogden, Set Design: Eric Hollis; Hair: Jen Atkin at The Wall Group; Makeup: Brett Friedman at Art Department; Styling: Karla Welch at The Wall Group; 11 / Photo: Samantha Casolari; 12 / Photo: Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Hair: Makiko Nara at Walter Schupfer Management; Makeup: Will Lemon at Bridge; 13 / Photo: ioulex; 14 / Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Grooming: Anna Bernabe at Exclusive Artists using Ursa Major Skincare; 15 / Photo: Elinor Carucci; 16 / Photo: Rene & Radka; 17 / Photo: Maciek Jasik; 18 / Photo: McNair Evans; 19 / Photo: Benedict Evans; 20 / Photo: Zach Gross; 21 / Photo: ioulex; 22 / Photo: Williams + Hirakawa, Set design: Mike Malandra & Bette Adams at Mary Howard Studio; Styling: Jill and Jordan at The Wall Group; Hair: Derek Yeun at Starworks Group; Makeup: Jillian Dempsey at Starworks Group; Manicure: Tracy Clemens at Opus Beauty; 23 / Photo: Zach Gross, Grooming: David Cox at Art Department; 24 / Photo: Mads Perch; Model: Amanda Rezende at Leni’s Model Management; Grooming: Joanna Banach; Post-production: Gareth Pritchard; 25 / Photo: Andrew Tingle; 26 / Photo: Andy Ryan, Styling: Nina Schelich; grooming: Sonia Rodriguez; 27 / Photo: Rene & Radka; 28 / Photo: ioulex, Grooming: Amy Lawson at Artist Untied; 29 / Photo: Maurizio Di Iorio; 30 / Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath; 31 / Photo: Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Grooming: Homa Safar at Exclusive Artists Management using MAC Cosmetics and Oribe Hair Care; 32 / Photo: Vivek Singh; 33 / Photo: Pari Dukovic; 34 / Photo: Sacha Maric; 35 / Photo: Paul Jung, Set design: Eric Hollis; styling: Eric Archibald, Rachael Grubbs; grooming: Garret Gervais at Opus Beauty.;