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Design Fundamentals
Illustration for Designers
Greg Gunn, Creative Director
Bring more visual interest and emotion to client work, stand out with your own illustration style, and break free from your reliance on overused stock photos and clip art.
  • 40 video lessons
  • Digital illustration assignment with layered files
  • Color palettes
  • Thumbnail and presentation templates
  • Bonus material
  • Lifetime updates
Enroll Now for $99
Illustration for Designers
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Expand your design skill set and develop your own unique illustration style—no prior drawing experience required. Illustration is the perfect solution for designers who want to dip their toes into the world of illustration and junior illustrators looking to sharpen their skills.

Difficulty Level
Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite
Access to Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, or Procreate for the iPad. While a graphics tablet is not required, it is recommended.
Learning Roadmap
Supplement your design education while developing your unique illustration style
Greg's work
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Learn to illustrate the types of projects you want to get hired for, expand your portfolio, and attract your ideal clients.

How this works
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There's Only One You—Let it Show!

What's your style? Because what you aren't going to learn is how to replicate someone else's. You have a unique voice, a unique point of view, and unique subject matter—you'll bring your style together so all of that shines.

All Levels Welcome

You'll learn some simple tricks to stylize objects in illustrations, building objects using shapes, add details, and work through how design principles work within the illustration world.

Create Your Own Illustration Project

Working from a creative brief, you'll sketch thumbnails, refine your sketch, and add details, color, light, shadow, and textures.

Ready for more?

Learn how to apply lighting tricks, work with techniques such as overprinting, and so much more.

Beyond Basic Instagram Posting

You've put so much work into your illustration—don't hide it. You'll learn creative ways to share your work on Instagram that go beyond a simple, "This is my illustration- hope you like it." Get the most out of your work and learn Greg's Instagram posting system so can milk as much content out of your illustration- posting more work more often.

Ask Questions, Get Advice, Be Inspired

Your enrollment also gives you access to our private Illustration Circle Community. Chat and collaborate with designers and illustrators from all overthe world.

How it works
04

There's Only One You— Let it Show!

What's your style? Because what you aren't going to learn is how to replicate someone else's. You have a unique voice, a unique point of view, and unique subject matter— you'll bring your style together so all of that shines.

All Levels Welcome

You'll learn some simple tricks to stylize objects in illustrations, building objects using shapes, add details, and work through how design principles work within the illustration world.

Create Your Own Illustration Project

Working from a creative brief, you'll sketch thumbnails, refine your sketch, and add details, color, light, shadow, and textures.

Ready for more?

Learn how to apply lighting tricks, work with techniques such as overprinting, and so much more.

Beyond Basic Instagram Posting

You've put so much work into your illustration—don't hide it. You'll learn creative ways to share your work on Instagram that go beyond a simple, "This is my illustration— hope you like it." Get the most out of your work and learn Greg's Instagram posting system so you can milk as much content out of your illustration— posting more work more often.

Ask Questions, Get Advice, Be Inspired

Your enrollment also gives you access to our private Illustration Circle Community. Chat and collaborate with designers and illustrators from all over the world.

Who is this for?
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If you're interested in visual communication, want to add new services to your creative business, or love drawing then this course is for you.

I've always loved to draw, but was never great at making things look real. Or even technically accurate. Rather than get discouraged, I decided to embrace my limitations and make that part of my style. If you're not the best at drawing, but want to learn how to make your own digital illustrations, then I think you'll enjoy this one. It's not about making things look real. It's about making things look interesting and unique to you.

Greg Gunn
Creative Director
Meet your instructor
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Greg Gunn
Creative Director

Greg is part creative professional, part artist, and a whole believer in the power of helping others.

His whimsical, vibrant, character-driven work has brought smiles (and more business) to wonderful clients including Disney, Facebook, Microsoft, Starbucks, NerdWallet, and Google.

By day, Greg works for The Futur a design-education company helping creatives all over the world earn a living doing what they love. He co-hosts The Futur Podcast, produces educational content for YouTube, and teaches aspiring creatives how to not suck at color.

In his free time, he creates original artwork for Instagram and bestows knowledge, experience, and inspiration through a weekly newsletter strangely named, TLDR.

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Syllabus
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Get a beginner-friendly introduction to illustration and then dive into your own personal project where you'll develop a brief and get hand-on with the illustration process—from thumbnails and sketching, to adding finishing touches and presenting.

Course
Curriculum

Watch the video lectures and complete your project at your own pace, on your own time. You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so jump back into the content whenever you need a refresher.
Introduction
Finding Your Style
The Fundamentals
The Project
Tips & Tricks
Bonuses
Enroll Now
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Illustration for Designers

Bring more visual interest and emotion to client work, stand out with your own illustration style, and break free from your reliance on overused stock photos and clip art.

  • 40 video lessons
  • Digital illustration assignment with layered files
  • Color palettes
  • Thumbnail and presentation templates
  • Bonus Videos
  • Lifetime updates
$99
Enroll now for $99