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Illustrative Gig Posters: From Concept to Creation

Jessica Smith, Illustrator and Designer

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10 Videos (58m)
    • Creating Illustrative Gig Posters

      1:42
    • Find a Local Gig and Get Started

      0:35
    • How to Get Some Gigs

      1:52
    • Brainstorming, Concepting and Sketching

      8:13
    • Making your Sketches into Vector Art

      10:11
    • Lets Clean it Up and Add Some Color

      9:24
    • Adding Dimension with Pattern and Repetition

      10:06
    • Adding the Content and Laying It All Out

      11:26
    • Final Touches and Exporting Your Files

      4:11
    • Final Thoughts

      0:40

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.

150 of 152 students recommendSee All

Jessica's class is great for anyone wanting to get an idea of the process behind creating gig posters, as well as a simple intro to or refresher for working in Adobe Illustrator. Jessica's class is fun and inspiring!
Kate Ingram

{art and soul}

Great instructor gives approachable tips!
She is very talented and a pleasure to learn her perspective. Thank you!

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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.

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