Illustration for Beginners: Create a Themed Collection

Will Bryant, Artist and Designer

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9 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      2:16
    • Getting Started

      2:14
    • Stamp Inspiration

      5:41
    • Picking a Theme

      5:12
    • Research & Moodboards

      7:44
    • Sketching Your Stamps

      6:34
    • Finalizing Your Stamps

      6:57
    • Conclusion

      0:34
    • What's Next?

      0:37

About This Class

Learn the art of series design and create a custom postage stamp set in this fun, accessible class with illustrator Will Bryant!

Whether it’s a set of t-shirts, a collection of merchandise, or imagery for a campaign, series design is an essential skill for any designer. Join Will as he shares his process for creating a successful set through one of his favorite projects: designing a postage stamp series. From selecting a theme to final adjustments, his step-by-step process will make future series projects a breeze. Key lessons include:

  • Researching themes & creating mood boards
  • Concepting and sketching ideas
  • Adjusting images to create a cohesive set

This class is perfect for beginners ready to learn a new skill or experienced designers looking for a fun prompt. When finished, you’ll have a complete set of custom postage stamps and the fundamental skills to apply to any series, opening up a whole new world of potential projects!

Explore more with Will on Skillshare in his class, How to Communicate with Clients: Building Relationships that Last.

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Extremely informative but easy to fallow. A must see. Look forward to more Will Bryant!
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Interesting and fun project subject, solid and informative class.
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Will Bryant

Artist and Designer

I'm an artist and designer based in Austin, TX. I previously taught graphic design courses at Portland State University and currently waste too much time on the internet.

Here's the bio from my website:

His work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, photographic still lives, and commercial illustration projects, there is always a sense of exuberance at play with a colorful palette.

His work has been plastered across advertising campaigns, t-shirts, record sleeves, posters, magazines, furniture, snowboards, underwear, and also exhibited internationally. In 2013 he was awarded as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club. His clients include Nike, Red Bull, Adidas, Nick Jr, Delta, and Coca Cola, among others.

When not working, he enjoys hanging out with his daughter and wife, reading about sports, shooting hoops, or lounging in expensive sweatpants.