Hi! I’m Emily Mills.

I am a creator that’s passionate about sharing the power of visual communication with the world. I do that in a few ways:


  • I’m an illustrator and designer. I’ve been serving clients since 2008, transforming their brands and businesses into something people can’t look away from.
  • I’m a business owner. I run a small studio called Flavor Graphics with my husband, and I operate an online school for sketchnoters called Sketchnote Academy. I love working for myself and empowering other entrepreneurs, too!
  • I’m an author. My book, The Art of Visual Notetaking was published in 2019 (Quarto/Walter Foster).

I used to think all freelancers were fools.

Then I became one.


In 2016 I quit my “sexy startup job” to take my side-hustle full-time.
Since then, I’ve been able to help clients achieve their goals and look like the professionals they are.


I want to help YOU to build a life and business you love!


Hire Me for a Project

Hire me through my creative studio, Flavor Graphics. We can help with illustrations, design, and animation.

Invite Me to Speak

I speak and teach groups on the topics of visual communication, freelancing, and sketchnoting (aka visual notes).

Read My Book

The Art of Visual Notetaking (2019, Walter Foster Publishing) is an interactive guide to visual communication and sketchnoting.

Learn to Sketchnote

I've helped thousands of people learn to draw and sketchnote. Get started for FREE with my Beginner Sketchnote Drawing class.