Illustrating an Icon Set: Design a Cohesive Series

DKNG Studios, Design + Illustration

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8 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketching & Concepting

    • Setting Up

    • Icon One: Arrival

    • Icon Two: Deadpool

    • Icon Three: Mad Max

    • Final Touches

    • What's Next?

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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.


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

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This class is great if you want to know how to break down shapes and turn them into graphic designs. I'm using it to improve my amazon t-shirts. HOWEVER!! you need to be familiar with illustrator/photoshop before you do this. This is NOT for beginners in these programs.
Not only giving some very effective tip and tricks into icon design, but also explaining why these are helpful to increase your workflow. These two guys have given my work a lot more value and I definitely use my time more effectively because of videos like this one. Would also strongly recommend checking out some of their work; very inspiring for people who love vector graphics!
Really good process! Awesome class





DKNG Studios

Design + Illustration

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 didnt 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 worlds most...

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