Illustrative Gig Posters: From Concept to Creation

Jessica Smith, Illustrator and Designer

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10 Videos (58m)
    • Creating Illustrative Gig Posters

    • Find a Local Gig and Get Started

    • How to Get Some Gigs

    • Brainstorming, Concepting and Sketching

    • Making your Sketches into Vector Art

    • Lets Clean it Up and Add Some Color

    • Adding Dimension with Pattern and Repetition

    • Adding the Content and Laying It All Out

    • Final Touches and Exporting Your Files

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

This class will take students from brainstorming concepts, to sketching ideas by hand and/or digitally, to making those concepts a digital illustration, and finally to refining the layout of a gig poster that represents your personal style as a designer and promotes the bands. We will be using various tools to make things interesting as well as incorporating color repetition and texture. If you're passionate about live shows and are interested in bridging the gap between design and music this class is for you. Students with basic knowledge of typography, color theory, and illustration will get the most out of this class.

108 of 110 students recommendSee All

Its clear, understandable and hell of creative. She is so dope. I love her vision for her work and how she creates. I love the way she taught this course. Its great!
Dani Evans

Learning... to Live

Great class! She explains her process very clearly and I wish she would make more classes!
I loved it. Simple and beautiful final design.
Sheikh Ovais

CS Student, Writer, & Graphic Designer





Jessica Smith

Illustrator and Designer

I'm a sassy designer with a passion for illustration looking to share my knowledge with anyone that will listen! I love marrying copy and illustation.