Make Your Own Chat Stickers! A Character Design and Vector Coloring Exercise | Mimi Chao | Skillshare

Make Your Own Chat Stickers! A Character Design and Vector Coloring Exercise

Mimi Chao, story + illustration |

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11 Lessons (60m)
    • 1. Hello! Class Intro

    • 2. Getting Started: Your Project

    • 3. Getting Started: Stickers 101

    • 4. Step 1: Inspiration Research!

    • 5. Step 2: Brainstorm Ideas

    • 6. Step 3: Character Creation Sketching

    • 7. Step 4: Expression Expansion

    • 8. Step 5: Digitize! Pt. 1- Tips

    • 9. Step 5: Digitize! Pt. 2- My Process

    • 10. Step 6: Export + Test :)

    • 11. That's it! Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Learn how you can make your very own chat stickers! In this class, you will:

  • Have a fun creative exercise in character design and expressive communication
  • Learn the basics of vector coloring in Adobe Illustrator
  • Understand what makes for a great sticker vs. an OK sticker— they're not all created equal!
  • Create a set of stickers you can send to friends & family :) 

Besides being an avid sticker user, I made a sticker set that reached the Top 25 Paid Stickers Chart in iMessage. Now I want to share my process with you! I guide you through every step from brainstorming to finished graphic. I'll share all my tips on what makes for a great chat sticker :)

You'll need (1) a digital graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator to digitize your stickers, and (2) a smartphone to test and use your stickers. That's it!


To see how the stickers looks live, check out my stickers on the iMessage App Store here or on the LINE sticker market here

PS- Not sure what stickers are? Check out my Stickers 101 blogpost here (there's also an optional lesson on it if you enroll in the class)!

If you enjoy this class, please feel free to check out my other Skillshare class on Drawing on Photography :)