About My English Images

This site is my experiment in making materials, getting feedback from teachers, and a way to improve my teaching and designs. Most importantly, it’s a chance to share creativity with students and teachers around the world as a way of saying thank you for all the great ideas others have shared with me. 

Who am I?

Mike Running

I’m Mike Kloran. I’ve been teaching English to adults since 2006. Outside of work, I love running events like half marathons and cross country races. For me, the absolute best is the obstacle course race. Any Spartans out there? Aroo! Aroo! Aroo!

Global Work Kids

My greatest accomplishment is my son. He’s the coolest kid I’ve ever met and if you’ve been to shops in Japan, his picture was probably smiling at you. 

About My Images

Yes. I typically make illustrations for my own projects, however, I do sometimes make images for clients. To do this, I follow a simple process, listen to your ideas, sketch them out for your approval, ink them, color them, and then deliver the final work to you. 


Illustration Process

Traditionally, I do a pencil sketch, then add ink. Finally, I add color. But these days, I’m playing around with an iPad pro and an Apple pencil (and loving it!)

pencil sketch

You’re already looking at it. Why not check out my best work in some of my books?

That depends on the image. Feel free to get in touch. It never hurts to ask. You might have a project I’d be really interested in helping you with. If you’re a member of this site, then PLEASE let me know what images you’d like to see here. 

That depends on the project. Some projects require a simple, single image, and others are more time consuming with lots of details and special information. Generally speaking, a single quarter page image costs about a hundred dollars. 



Oh my god. No.