Map design and illustration
I designed and illustrated maps for the whole series which spanned the entire English speaking world.
Vocabulary spreads were designed to introduce a large number of words in one go. The words share a theme but I had a lot of freedom to connect all the words into one coherent image. I love adding little easter egg details into these kinds of complex drawings.
I drew 80–120 pictures for each book on a tight schedule, so for the workbook illustrations, I worked with my colleague from the same studio, Anniina Mikama. She did preliminary sketches for many of these images and having that framework to go on sped up my workflow quite a bit. The workbook images were either black and white or with a spot color on a separate layer. Sanoma Pro chose the spot color later for each book, but I have unified the look for presentation here. The headline type is also for presentation, it is not in the book.