Circular Logo Design with Draplin: Combine Type & Icons in a Classic Shape

Aaron Draplin, Designer and Founder, Draplin Design Company

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10 Videos (1h 1m)
    • Introduction

      1:50
    • Workflow Essentials

      1:47
    • Research

      4:03
    • Sketching

      8:43
    • Starting the Document

      2:54
    • Type Based Stamp

      13:27
    • Type and Icon Graphic

      6:40
    • Advanced Icon Graphic

      9:17
    • Wrapping Up the Document

      11:14
    • Conclusion

      1:30

About This Class

Want to level up your logo design? Join acclaimed graphic designer and DDC founder Aaron Draplin for a 60-minute tour de force championing the techniques and challenges of combining type and icons into a circle, a foundational shape of graphic design. 

Follow along with Draplin as he creates variations of an often forgotten yet useful object: the travel sticker. From his wizard-like workflow you'll learn the importance of:

  • Hierarchy, line-weight, and graphic balance
  • Key command mastery
  • Setting up and wrapping up your document

Whether you're just getting started with Illustrator or are a seasoned graphic veteran, you are sure to learn some new tips and tricks as you create circular designs of your own. 

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Students of all levels are welcome to experiment and submit projects. A working knowledge of Illustrator may be helpful, but is not required.

Looking for more on ideation? Check out Draplin's first Skillshare class: Logo Design the Draplin Way: Building with Shape, Type, and Color

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