Book Yourself Solid: Book Illustration

When preparing to run my own business, I read the book "Book Yourself Solid". The information designer in me couldn't help but see the concepts in the book as a network, which eventually came to life in this visualisation.

Book Yourself Solid: Book Illustration

The process

Book Yourself Solid covers a list of steps entrepreneurs can follow to get an abundance of clients. When I was reading this book, I was taking organised notes for each chapter. I quickly felt like my typical way of taking notes was too limiting though—my very visual brain kept imagining each step as part of a network, and drawing connection between chapters and subchapters. That's when I moved from digital notes to paper sketches. The first version of this visualisation was a few pages of scribbles in my 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. I used the colour palette from the book itself, which made my life much easier! I spent most of the design time iterating on node placement and text format.