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Milli 5 & 6

Illustrations for Milli 5A, 5B, 6A and 6B.

CLIENT

Sanoma Pro

MY ROLE

Illustrator and character designer

YEAR

2019–2021

Milli 5 & 6

Illustrations for Milli 5A, 5B, 6A and 6B.

CLIENT

Sanoma Pro

MY ROLE

Illustrator and character designer

YEAR

2019–2021

Milli Mathematics is a math book series for elementary schools by Sanoma Pro. I’ve been working as the main illustrator for all the books from 3rd to 6th grade, so 8 books in total. The style of illustrations for grades 3 and 4 is vibrant and soft, inspired by video game art, while the visual style in the 5th and 6th grade books borrows elements from comics and also introduces a more controlled colour palette. Each book contains about 150 individual full-colour illustrations ranging from full-spread compositions to small icon-like illustrations. 

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Thematically the illustrations can be divided roughly into two categories: story illustrations and mathematical illustrations. The story illustrations are there to give rhythm to the layout and bring humour and colour to the spreads, while the mathematical illustrations are made to help the students understand the mathematical concepts explained on the spread. Many illustrations play a major part in an exercise and their goal is to communicate that math is an ordinary everyday thing and this way hopefully make it less intimidating.

I’ve also been heavily involved with the creation of all the characters for the series right from the start. We’ve created a host of main characters with a bunch of supporting characters each with individual personalities. Each year the characters grow a little to keep up with the students.

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