Planet illustration has produced hundreds of instructional illustrations over the last 25 years. Style range and application cover a wide array of uses and customers from 5 a day educational illustrations to medical procedure instruction illustrations.
How to instructions come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention how they're presented. Often limited to size or limited colours. And at times where they're shown, ie on the side of a plastic bucket in one colour. That's an extreme and more often its on-line nowaday, with the benefit of colour, but size is still a area of consideration
Animation is a key area for instruction, and somewhere that's important to Planet.
Philosophy that we focus on is simplicity and the users experience to learn and understand the instruction. This is why it's important to discuss the process throughly and have a good understanding. Sometimes our customers struggle being too close to a project that makes them see things that aren't always obvious to others. It's important to be aware of this and other possible issues when designing and illustrating instructions. Call Adrian if you think you need help.
As a freelance illustrator since 1990, and experience working for a very wide range of customers has given Adrian Cartwright an understanding of what works and the most cost effective way to produce effective informing illustrations. Author: Adrian Cartwright