Book Yourself Solid: Book Illustration
Flourish, Adobe Illustrator
When preparing to launch our business, our founder Evelina read the book "Book Yourself Solid". The information designer in her couldn't help but see the concepts in the book as a network, which eventually came to life in this visualisation.
Book Yourself Solid covers a list of steps entrepreneurs can follow to get an abundance of clients. When Evelina was reading this book, she was taking organised notes for each chapter. She quickly felt like her typical way of taking notes was too limiting though—her very visual brain kept imagining each step as part of a network, and drawing connection between chapters and subchapters. That's when she moved from digital notes to paper sketches. The first version of this visualisation was a few pages of scribbles in a notebook. Turning them into a digital network chart was actually a smooth process of creating the base visualisation in Flourish and then styling it in Adobe Illustrator. Evelina used the colour palette from the book itself, which made her life much easier! She spent most of the design time iterating on node placement and text format.