Article Illustrations

I created article images for David C. Baker’s blog and email newsletter articles.


Emily Mills


Creative Process


David sends an email to discuss the upcoming articles. Oftentimes it’s just a title and short description of the main point, sometimes there’s a rough draft.

People remark on how they remember the article images, so it’s not just a fun project- it helps David stay top-of-mind in his audience.


David will give me any ideas or direction he has for each article, and I’ll create 3-4 rough sample concepts. David picks his favorite concept and suggests any changes, then the final illustration is made. Sometimes it takes both of us to brainstorm a good idea when the first drafts¬† aren’t quite landing.



  • Adobe Fresco
  • Adobe Illustrator

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