Illustrations are an essential part of any great story. The style of the illustration for the given product or service is subject to flexibility. The design system caters for differentiation in regards to illustration styles, but we also provide a few illustration families/styles to get you started. Colour usage follows content colour guidelines.
When to use illustrations and when to use pictograms/icons.
The purpose of a illustration is to add value to a story or a piece of content. Usually given more space and evenly balanced with text in a typical web layout. While icons/pictograms more often play a secondary role, of helping users navigate, categorize or scan content quickly.
In presentations (like Google Slides) illustrations can supplement bullet lists or paragraphs if there is enough space. Icons/pictograms can be used in the same fashion as for web purposes like defining categories.