Mathematics artwork

Nikki M Group provides illustration services to educational publishers. This includes planning and preparation.

  • Auditing manuscripts to determine illustration types and quantities.
  • Preparing artwork lists for file management.
  • Creating illustration style guides with specifications and examples.
  • Scheduling production to get your manuscript ready for typesetting.

The types of illustrations we create include:

  • vector illustration
  • creative artwork
  • three-dimensional (3D) shapes
  • technical diagrams
  • graphing equations
  • information graphics (infographics).

Nikki M Group offers consultation services and prepares formal quotations to get you started.

Style guides

Style guides define design elements for creating artwork:

  • font size and weight
  • line weights and styles
  • colours and shading
  • angles and tick marks
  • grids and column widths.

A style guide is an essential tool for creating consistent illustrations:

  • Venn diagrams
  • probability trees
  • fraction diagrams
  • number lines
  • flow charts
  • graphs
  • dot plots
  • box plots
  • stem-and-leaf plots
  • histograms
  • geometric shapes
  • spreadsheets.

Artwork briefs

Authors and editors typically supply artwork briefs that include instructions for creating illustrations. An artwork brief often includes:

  • diagrams
  • rough sketches
  • written descriptions
  • alternative examples
  • spreadsheet data
  • specifications for size
  • file naming conventions.

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Talk to us about your project

  • Need to create a mathematics publication?
  • Want your illustrations to be accurate and consistent?
  • Do you have a manuscript that needs a formal quote?

3D geometric shapes

Communicate mathematical concepts using perspective:

  • one, two and three-point perspective
  • oblique and isometric.

Illustration of geometric shapes in space:

  • basic 3D geometric shapes
  • complex mathematical shapes.

Technical illustrations

Representing measurement, ratio and size:

  • mapping
  • floor plans
  • scale drawings.

Graphing equations

Graphing equations on a Cartesian plane:

  • linear graphs
  • parabolas
  • multi-equation graphs
  • trigonometry functions
  • logarithmic functions
  • exponential functions
  • hyperbolas.

Information graphics

Combining graphics and information to communicate complex ideas:

  • statistics
  • instructions
  • mind maps
  • organisational charts.

Creative artwork

Creating engaging visual communication:

  • realia
  • combining type and imagery
  • icons and graphical devices
  • image-based design.


Project briefing
and handover

Quality guarantee

Our goal is to set correct,
first time, every time

File management

Structure, organisation
and archiving

Producing mathematics books

Project managers

Nikki M Group has experience to help you prepare, plan and produce illustrations for multiple student books.


An illustration style guide sets the standard and ensures consistency when producing a mathematics book.


Our goal is to create quality illustrations that clearly communicate concepts and improve understanding.

Common questions

How much does it cost to create an illustration? 

Use our illustration price guide to estimate costs.

Contact us for a formal quotation.

What is the best format for maths illustrations?

Vector artwork is the best format for mathematical illustration work. The benefits include:

  • keeping file sizes to a minimum
  • the ability to create precise linework
  • good management for colour and fonts
  • exact placement for equations and labels
  • the ability to scale illustrations and maintain image quality.

How should I prepare and manage illustrations?

When preparing and managing illustrations for a mathematics book, there are three important steps you should follow.

  1. Create a style guide.
  2. Create an artwork list.
  3. Ensure every illustration has a unique file name.