Technical illustration services

We offer a technical illustration service, which is good for showing, comparing and analysing data, and for when realistic and accurate drawings are required:

  • 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Maps, diagrams, charts, graphs and instructional illustrations.
  • Multi-perspective illustrations.
  • Pictograms and icons.
  • Cut away and zoom-in sections.
  • Tourist information maps (for signage and airports).
  • Supplied in a range of file formats (.ai, .eps, .pdf, .psd, .tiff).

Graph design and technical illustration using appealing colours, example 1

Flow diagram design and technical illustration using appealing colours

Graph design and technical illustration using appealing colours, example 2

Client

UK medical book publisher.

Items

Graphs and flow charts for a medical book.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client needed 42 graphs (varying types) and flow diagrams made more professional and illustrating in their house style, to fit the design of the rest of the book.

We added horizontal lines to aid reading of the graphs, and used bright and appealing colours to further increase interest.

Technical illustration of 4 drawings: tooth, hair scalp, finger nail, and bunsen burner

Client

Redraw for author.

Item

Illustrations for medical textbook.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The author only had low-quality scans of these illustrations. We were asked to completely redraw, edit and improve all the illustrations.

We were careful when redrawing and re-rendering not to loose any of the details in the scanned images.

Original map design/cartography for a publication/report. Image shows city centre

Client

Leicester BID (Business Improvement District).

Item

Map showing the business improvement district area and key locations for their report/publication.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client needed a very detailed map of the area they were developing and proposing new ideas for.

A very clear, legible and in-keeping map (in relation to their website and overall corporate identity) was designed. We used the most legible weight of the typeface (neither too light or too bold) to ensure best legibility of road names, even when printed small on A4 paper. We added a grid over the map, to help users refer to and identify areas and locations more easily. The map was available in a range of formats, from print-ready files to PDFs (which can be made any size).

Map design/redrawing/retracing, technical illustration/cartography. Image shows a map of South America/Brasil

Client

Action for Brazil’s Children Trust.

Item

Map for an annual review/report.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

We designed a map showing the areas which the charity focuses on, funds and develops.

This map allowed readers and investors to see exactly where the locations mentioned to in their publication, were referring to, and also allowed investors to make more informed decisions.

Map design/redrawing/retracing, technical illustration/cartography. Image shows a map of Norwich city centre

Client

RoaR Art Gallery and Archive.

Item

Gallery location map for website.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client needed a high-resolution map for visitors and the public to use and print, to get them to the gallery (before the days of Google Maps).

We designed a clever and useful map for the client. The map needed to print high quality at varying sizes for people to use and get to the gallery. We used a clever key for the map which relies on colour, but we also made the colour values work if printed in greyscale (by the use of numbers as well). The map has key locations and landmarks in Norwich city centre that people know and can identify.

Pictograms/icons design/illustration for wayfinding/signage end of year exhibitions

Client

Norwich School of Art and Design.

Item

Pictograms for end of year exhibition 2006 signage (proposal).

Short description of what we did for the client and project

There was a need for a system of pictograms to compliment and aid the wayfinding system we proposed.

We designed all the main pictograms, which were actually quite tricky to conceptualise, and took a lot of editing. The pictograms can be used not only as an aid to the wayfinding system, but for their website, emails, publications, social media and all sorts of corporate communications.

3 results of technical illustration by us

  • A better edited illustration, communicating complex information and data more clearly.
  • Illustrations done in the clearest and most user-friendly way.
  • Ability to reproduce the illustration at any size without loss of quality (pixelation).