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Mastering Geometric Grid-Based Designs in Adobe Illustrator

$79.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • How to get the most out of Illustrator tools and speed up your workflow when devising precise custom grids.
  • A range of techniques for developing shape-based and linear designs based on geometric grids.
  • Design principles and considerations to help you push the boundaries of your creativity.
  • How to methodically develop and tackle creating geometric designs one step at a time.
  • Creating a range of standard but versatile geometric grids.
  • Using geometric grids as a creative instrument.
  • How to set up your Adobe Illustrator document and preferences to have an efficient workflow.
  • How to add more personality to your geometric designs by styling them in a number of different ways.
  • Tips & tricks for creating surface patterns based on your geometric designs.
  • How to troubleshoot and finalise your designs to prepare them for output.

Level up your Illustrator skills & unleash your creativity by taming & mastering a range of tools & techniques for creating precise, eye-catching & unique geometric designs in Adobe Illustrator with our special tips & workflows ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

It is fascinating how many completely different things you can create by only using geometric elements as a basis for your design! Working with geometric shapes and creating precise, coherent and original work can seem like a complex and laborious process, but it does not have to be! Versatile tools available in Adobe Illustrator make the creation of even more elaborate geometric designs relatively quick and painless, and with this course I invite you to tame and master a range of Illustrator tools & techniques so you can easily work with precision, speed up your workflow and unleash your creativity by focusing on the most fun and important part of the creative process which is experimenting with different compositions and developing your visual ideas!

I am Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a graphic designer with 5 years experience teaching graphic design at university and an online teacher with over 100k students. In this course I will share with you my special tips, tricks & workflows for creating bold, eye-catching & unique geometric designs in Adobe Illustrator and my favourite game-changing approach to developing and using custom geometric grids as a creative instrument and structural basis for your designs. Apart from showing you how to take full advantage of Adobe Illustrator’s tools and techniques, I will also share with you how to methodically develop and tackle creating geometric designs one step at a time, and highlight design principles and considerations to help you make conscious design decisions and push the boundaries of your creativity.

Whether you are into creating elaborate geometric designs, or something minimalistic, or something in-between, this course will provide you with a framework which you can use to create:

  • surface patterns;

  • print designs,

  • illustrations & graphic art;

  • digital lettering & custom typefaces;

  • packaging designs;

  • logos* & icons;

  • infographics.

This course is suitable for graphic designers, illustrators, surface pattern designers & digital artists who are interested in creating geometric designs, and I will walk you through everything you need to know to create precise and exciting geometric grid-based designs in Adobe Illustrator. Whether you want to create your very first geometric design in Illustrator or take your geometric designs and Illustrator skills to a next level and unlock your creative potential by exploring new creative techniques, this is a course for you!

In this course you will learn:

  • How to take advantage of document settings and Illustrator preferences to have a smooth workflow and work with precision;

  • How to easily create a range of standard but versatile geometric grids and how to get the most out of a range of Illustrator tools when devising custom grids;

  • How to use your grids to develop both shape-based and linear designs;

  • How to add more personality to your geometric designs by styling them in a number of different ways;

  • And how to finalise your designs and prepare them for output.

I cannot wait to see what you create!

What students say:

  • Sara: “I have explored the tools mentioned before but not to that extent. The courses I have attended at school don’t even come close to the level of excellence given in this class. Evgeniya is a really fantastic teacher and you can bet she knows her craft. I recommend this class to anyone really wanting to explore grids, geometric shapes and start really mastering Adobe Illustrator.”

  • Elspeth: “I wish I had been able to take this class years ago. It would have saved me a lot of time and energy if I’d known how to design based on custom grids, which are so simple to make in Illustrator once you know how. Very comprehensive but easy to understand class with lots of basic know-how but also more advanced tips and tricks and advice on creating attractive grid-based designs in Illustrator.”

  • Maria: “You’re given a lot of tools, resources, and inspiration that will have you making geometric designs long after you’ve finished the class exercises. It becomes this meditative and satisfying process that helps you produce content that can be used for any type of design project: surface patterns, brand identities, statement swag, etc. So versatile and yet such a powerful method of creating!”

* In this course we will be developing grids as systems of various adjacent modules, which you can build upon in any desired way. And whilst you can use the tools & techniques covered in this course to create any kind of geometric designs you want, in this course I won’t be concentrating on working with geometric shapes in a more freehand way when shapes are loosely arranged in relation to each other (which is often used in logo design).

Who this course is for:

  • Graphic Designers looking to level up their Adobe Illustrator skills.
  • Pattern Designers interested in expanding their portfolio with geometric designs.
  • Design Students who need to supplement their studies with technical skills.
  • Digital Illustrators looking to explore new creative techniques.
  • Type Designers looking to create precise geometry-based letterforms.
  • Digital Artists looking to unleash their creativity and create new original work.

Course content

  • Getting Started
  • Setting up Illustrator for Efficient Workflow
  • Creating Standard Grids
  • Creating Custom Grids
  • Using Grids to Create Designs
  • Finalising Colours
  • Styling Geometric Designs
  • Finalising Your Geometric Designs
  • Using Geometric Designs to Create Surface Patterns
  • Saving Your Work for Web & Print

12 reviews for Mastering Geometric Grid-Based Designs in Adobe Illustrator

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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