Solaris Design System


At Codebots, illustrations are used within our blog to support ideas and concepts. To get the feeling of fun and creativity, we have a chosen to use a very sketchy and rough style of illustration. These doodle like drawings help to convey the meaning of rapid creation.

The combination of clean, vector drawn geometric shapes, and quick, doodle-like sketches represent the merging of humans and technology. Shapes represent the bots and doodles represent the work of humans.

In the majority of our illustrations, a basic shape or series of shapes should make up the foundation of the illustration. Sketches can then be added to convey the message of the content that the illustration is attached to.

Use of colour

Brand and support colours should be used to fill shapes or as a solid background colour.

Codebots Void #121230 or Light #ffffff can be used as background colours. If void is used as a background colour, then brand and support colours can be used to fill in the shapes, and the figures should be drawn in white to contrast the dark background.

Colour use 1

If a brand or support colour (refer to colour chart) is used as a background, shapes and figures must be filled in black or white, and contrast with the background colour.

Colour use 2

Two objects of the same colour should never overlap, and overlapping shapes should be of high contrast.

Colour use 3


We use a brush which can vary in weight ever so slightly to create a sketchy look. A thicker or thinner stroke may be used dependent on the scale of the illustration, however the stroke thickness should stay consistent throughout each illustration. We use a rounded cap and corners at all times.

In most cases, on a white or light background #000000 should be used as the stroke colour. On dark backgrounds, #ffffff should be used as the stroke colour to create contrast.

Before finishing an image, ensure all outline strokes are expanded into shapes so that they are scalable.


Stick people are the illustrations we use when the emotions of a peg-person aren’t required or the illustration size is too small for details. They are used to denote action and bring a sense of fun and human touch to the illustration.

stick people


The stick-people are very basic to draw and have only a couple of rules to them.



Shapes should be the base for all illustrations, and are simple vector drawn shapes, filled in with a solid colour. Illustrations can have a single shape or multiple shapes.

Types of Illustrations

There are a variety of illustrations that we implement into our brand. Take a look below to see which illustration suits best.

Support Illustrations

To support ideas and concepts we use a combination of shapes and sketches.

Use a basic shape or series of shapes to help define the foundation of the illustration. Then add sketches to the illustration of convey the message of the content.

The viewer should feel a sense of teamwork, adventure, achievement, and optimism. For example, a team of figures could be working together to build, fix, and assemble something.

Support illustration

Support illustration


Pictograms are used to represent content in the same way as icons are. However they are more focused on the visuals and less the quick reference guide. They follow the same pattern as the supporting illustrations.



Infographics focus on the content and the message trying to be displayed. They use both the shapes and sketches to help support the idea. For mass print, stick to a standard tricolour scheme, while everything else utilise the brand colours to convey meaning where necessary.