Master Terrazzo: Creating Vector Tiles with Adobe Illustrator

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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11 Videos (1h 12m)
    • Master Terrazzo: The Intro

    • History and Inspiration

    • Make and Arrange Your Tiles

    • Color Your Tiles

    • Copy, Tweak, Imperfectize

    • A Subtle Texture

    • Psychedelicness and Compound Paths

    • Patternize It

    • Present Like a Pro

    • For The Lazy and Adventurous

    • Next Steps and The End


About This Class


In this class we’re going to learn how to create Terrazzo artwork in Adobe Illustrator – in vector, with awesome colours and innovative shapes. 

Besides being an awesome Venetian look for floors and walls, the trendy Terrazzo style can be seen in a lot of creative sectors – fashion, textile, illustration, graphic design, and web design. After this class, you'll find it quick and easy to create the Terrazzo style in Illustrator.

The class covers the entire Terrazzo process and we'll cover tile creation, color palettes, deliberate imperfection, pattern making, semi-automatic workflows, and tips on presenting your work. There are countless tips and tricks shown that you’ll be able to use on non-Terrazzo projects as well.

Terrazzo is messy, it’s awesome, and I think you’ll have a lot of fun creating your own.

47 of 47 students recommendSee All

Such an amazing class! I really had fun working on this and it also taught me a completely new technique that can lead to endless applications! Thank you very much for this class Rich!
Amazing class! Rich is super funny and highly prepared. You will also learn a bit of Italian which is always useful!! :D Thank you Rich!
Fabrizio Garda

Design Anthropologist

Great Course! Very professional, informative, thorough and imaginative with lots of interesting techniques. thanks!





Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Rich's title is Product Designer but he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. He's studied multimedia design and graphic design, and is a self-taught programmer. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs Studio Armstrong, an Amsterdam-based creation company, with his wife. He also doodles all the time, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

He spends most of his working day researching and experimenting, much like his hero, Lucius Fox, does. Rich likes to think he's a minimalist, but he's fooling himself – he's as messy and unorganised as the any other creative genius.

Rich has been teaching online classes on Skillshare since late 2015 – and he likes it a lot :) He's since created the weirdly named Tap Tap Kaboom brand that showcases his experiments, designs and classes. Follow him on Dribbble, Instagram, Ello and YouTube. He also has a newsletter type thing that you can subscribe to.