Callisto Media is a New York & California based publishing company with a broad portfolio of books and multimedia products.
In summer 2021 Callisto was working on a new part of a series of educational “My Workbook” books. They approached me to work on the cover design for a multiplication and division workbook for children (ages 8-12) that reinforces age-level multiplication/division skills, increasing in levels of difficulty from Grade 3 up to Grade 5.
Sketches
I’ve completed 7 rough sketches in Adobe Fresco on an iPad Mini, which is a great tool for me to get down ideas quickly and without having to sit in front of the PC. 

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Revision
The client chose the left sketch and asked me to rework it to make the character more gender-neutral and diverse. 
Final Artwork
The final illustration stayed true to the original idea of having 2 characters interact to have a bit of storytelling and humor. The colors had to stay consistent with the previous publications of the Workbook series.​​​​​​​
This collaboration, among other projects in 2021 helped me gain a bit of experience in diverse & inclusive illustration. I also continued my plan to intensify my sketching phase in illustration projects.
Thanks!
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Contact: a.abouroumie@gmail.com​​​​​​​
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