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Logo Design with Draplin: Secrets of Shape, Type and Color

Aaron Draplin, Designer and Founder, Draplin Design Company

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9 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Background

    • Research

    • Efficient Workflow (and Laurel Tips)

    • Shape Architecture - Part One

    • Shape Architecture - Part Two

    • Typography

    • Color

    • Now It's Your Turn

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About This Class

Join more than 20,000 Skillshare students to learn logo design from Aaron Draplin! These smart, entertaining lessons are jam-packed with advice and Adobe Illustrator demos so you can refine your work with shapes, type, and color — and gain core design skills for every logo and branding project.


More Details About the Class

Portland-based designer Aaron Draplin is legendary for pride and craftsmanship he brings to every project. Whether designing for Draplin Design Company clients like Nike and Ride Snowboards, or personal brands like his Field Notes memo notebooks, his work always strikes viewers as functional, nostalgic, and iconic. How does he do it?

In this 70-minute class, you'll go behind-the-scenes as Aaron shares his logo design process with a very personal project: the family crest. From background research to geometric structure to typography to color choice, he provides helpful tips and shortcuts in Illustrator for creating beautiful work in a hyper-efficient manner. 

Throughout the class, Aaron emphasizes the benefits and techniques of simplifying designs in order to create compelling logos. It's a perfect class for designers, creators, and everyone who wants to be inspired by a master at work.


Sample Project by Aaron Draplin



Crest Design by Aaron Draplin

3,685 of 3,711 students recommendSee All

Learned a ton of stuff funny smart likeable
Teacher so charismatic, the class flows very nicely, didn't even see the time passing. Great job and thanks for the inspiration and techniques
Good base knowledge class, fun to listen to his way of instruction. Great stuff!





Aaron Draplin

Designer and Founder, Draplin Design Company

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