Illustrating an Icon Set: Design a Cohesive Series

DKNG Studios, Design + Illustration

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8 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Introduction

      2:35
    • Sketching & Concepting

      12:22
    • Setting Up

      4:14
    • Icon One: Arrival

      13:23
    • Icon Two: Deadpool

      13:56
    • Icon Three: Mad Max

      8:56
    • Final Touches

      8:05
    • What's Next?

      0:37

About This Class

Design a cohesive series of icons in this new online class from DKNG Studios, the design and illustration duo who have taught more than 20,000 students on Skillshare!

Join Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios as they share their process for creating small scale, iconic design sets. Inspired by their poster of 100 icons, each representing a different Paramount Pictures movie, this class reveals the design tactics they relied on to create one unified series from movies as different as Pretty in Pink and An Inconvenient Truth. From sketching and concepting to the final series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Establish design rules to ensure consistency
  • Distill complex subject matter into basic shapes
  • Create a limited color palette that serves a variety of subjects

After taking this class, you'll be able to use consistency and simplicity in a variety of projects, from branding work to logo design. Whether you're new to design or an Adobe Illustrator whiz, you'll gain an arsenal of tools to illustrate efficiently, use customized colors to your advantage, and create a design style that is uniquely yours.

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Learn more from DKNG in their other Skillshare classes, like their top 10 Adobe Illustrator Tips & Tricks.

215 of 215 students recommendSee All

Great class, very concise and to the point but gets the message across
Awesome teaching Guys. Great techniques, easily understood.
The only thing is it is not the best for beginners just starting with illustrator. It can be a bit confusing to know what to do.

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DKNG Studios

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DKNG is a full service graphic design studio with a focus on the entertainment industry. We work directly with bands, venues, promoters and a range of independent and corporate clients.

Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman were both drawn to music and design at an early age, but didn’t combine their talents until 2005 when the duo founded a design studio with the goal of fusing these two creative avenues. The pair has found a niche in linking a personal and unique aesthetic to the world’s most talented musical artists.

With dynamically different skill sets ranging from fine art to film production, Dan and Nathan bring diverse talents and artistic perspectives to every project. DKNG strives to provide their clients with the image and recognition that they deserve. Their past clients have included ABC Family, MTV, Disney Channel, WB, IFC among others.