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Change the Game with Adobe Illustrator

Graphic Designer, David Oku
  • GraphicDesign
  • AdobeIllustrator
  • VisualDevelopment
  • Beginner
  • AudioENG
  • Total 15 videos
    Get exclusive tips and insights from Graphic Designer David Oku throughout 15 online videos.
  • Beginner Level
    Perfect for those with a Beginner proficiency in Graphic Design who want to start learning Adobe Illustrator.
    • Beginner Level
    • Feb 3 (PST) Special offer ends soon.
    • USD 82.00 USD 200.00 59% off

[Shortform]GraphicDesigner,DavidOku Class Description

Graphic Designer, David Oku

Once you understand how to use
this amazing program, there's no limit
to what you can create.


Join David Oku as he shows you
how to capture the inner depths of
your creativity with Adobe Illustrator!

You'll learn everything
from the fundamental tools
used for adding dimension to your 2D work
to exploring AI tools, playing with text,
creating visual assets, and more.
This class has all the skills you need
to change the game.

Class
Breakdown

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Content

Length: 13 videos
Difficulty: Beginner
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Video Details

Audio: English

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Software Required

Adobe Illustrator 2022 or CC

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Perks

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Expert Graphic Designer
David Oku's Profile & Portfolio

David Oku
Graphic Designer


Hii! My name is David Oku.
I am a London-based graphic artist and illustrator.
As a creative person,
I've always enjoyed inspiring movement
and positivity through my creativity.

My addiction to illustration has been
a part of me for as long as I can remember.
Since then, I've continuously searched
for new mediums to learn
and improve my art. The discoveries I made
during this process, and the amazing people I met,
have built and shaped who I am today.

The real secret is that it is never late
to learn something new and never too late
to become who you want to become.
It might take more time than others,
but it will come, as it did for me.

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Graphic Designer
David Oku

[Current]
Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator

Recognizable
Projects & Awards

[YouTube Features]
Illustration with David Oku and Julia Zieger - Adobe UK
Colours and Illustration with David Oku and Maddy Moss - Adobe UK
Illustration and Animation: from Ai to Ae with David Oku and Tony Harmer - Adobe UK
Work in 2071: a creative adventure with David Oku - Campaign

[Products]
Time To Go Plant-Based - Oatly.com
HelloYellow Artists Collection Print | David Oku - Youngminds Shop

[Press]
The Future of Work: A Creative Adventure - Campaign Live
David Oku & Hust Wilson x Freedom From - The Different Folk
David Oku's Illustrations Are A Digital Macedonia - The Rooster
Meet David OKU | Freelance Illustrator - Shoutout LA
Trippy Illustrations by David Oku - The Inspiration Grid

[Image Features]
Play Series: Stacks | Komplete - Native Instruments

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Class Highlights

Exploring AI Tools

We'll examine some of the more vital AI tools you'll need to know as a graphic designer. The first goal of this class is to understand the basic tools and features, then go beyond that point and start pushing the boundaries of the knowledge you've acquired.

Coloso Jasmin Chavez Introduction

Playing with Text

In graphic design, text is also seen as a visual element. Throughout the class, we will go over different ways to create and design visually attractive text. From diversity in shapes to dimensions, get ready to add versatility to your text design!

Coloso Jasmin Chavez Introduction

Creating Visual Assets

What's the key to saving time and resources when creating original designs? We need to stock up on several visual assets you can use. By the end of this class, you will learn how to create original assets: brushes, patterns, icons, objects, and more. Prepare to surpass previous levels of efficiency with your work.

Coloso Jasmin Chavez Introduction

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Curriculum
In-depth Look

SECTION 01. OT

1. Orientation

  1. Introducing your instructor
  2. What you will learn
SECTION 02. Understanding Key Tools

2. Intro to Adobe Illustrator

  1. Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  2. Overview of the basic tools & features
SECTION 03. Introducing Important Tools

3. Colors Swatches & Pathfinder

  1. How I select and match colors
  2. Swatch library & its uses
  3. RGB vs. CMYK
  4. Introducing the Pathfinder Tool and how it's used

4. How to Use the Blend Tool

  1. Introducing the Blend Tool
  2. Examples of different uses for the Blend Tool

5. How to Use the Rotation Tool

  1. Introducing the Rotation Tool
  2. Creating different shapes using the Rotation Tool
SECTION 04. Creating Interesting Letters

6. Create Your Letters Using Grids

  1. Brief overview of the grid feature
  2. Creating interesting letters using the grid feature

7. Build 3D Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

  1. Understanding the 3D option Adobe Illustrator provides
  2. Exploring different 3D-style lettering

8. Create a 4D Illusion

  1. What do I mean by 4D illusion?
  2. Different ways to build 4D lettering
SECTION 05. Introducing Brushes

9. Create Your Own Vector Brush

  1. Understanding the Vector Brush
  2. Difference between the Art Brush and Pattern Brush
  3. Creating interesting vector brushes
SECTION 06. Patterns

10. How to Make Your Own Pattern

  1. Creating a pattern using different shapes
  2. Applying the pattern to your work
SECTION 07. Visual Assets

11. Easy Tools & Interesting Shapes

  1. Easy ways to create interesting shapes using various tools
SECTION 08. Exploring What We Can Do With Text

12. Playing with Text

  1. Demonstrating various ways to play with your text
  2. Using text as a visual element in your work

13. Envelope Distort Text

  1. Exploring different features of the Envelope Distort Tool
  2. Experimenting with creating different looking text
SECTION 09. Create Anything in Adobe Illustrator

14. Icons in Adobe Illustrator

  1. Demonstrating how to create various icons
  2. Picking and choosing the details to keep or ignore

15. Creating Objects with a 3D Illusion

  1. Simple ways to create 3D-style objects
  2. Demonstrating how to create "3D objects"

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14 Class Exercises

Interview
With Expert Graphic Designer
David Oku

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Question.01
Is there a specific reason why you chose this specific topic/themes?


This class is designed to reveal basic skills for using Adobe Illustrator. I'll be sharing all the insights I wish I discovered early on in the design game. I chose this topic because as a graphic designer, I have seen so many benefits to using Adobe Illustrator for many kinds of art. I've used it to create logos, posters, stickers, clothing, magazine covers, website layouts, animation, and so much more. It's all about learning how much you can achieve with the tool, and it's truly incredible. Once you understand how to use this amazing program, there's no limit to what you can create. I wish this class could be your game-changing moment.

Question.02
Could you please share how you started your journey in the industry?


My addiction to illustration has been around for as long as I can remember. My mom described me as a curious kid, always wandering around empty rooms attempting to touch everything. She was often surprised by my level of creativity, especially when I started scribbling on everything I got my hands on. I noticed my true potential for art in high school. At that time, I could literally draw anything off the top of my head. I won school competitions and even did work for my professor’s business. In the beginning, I continually searched for what I could do with it. I even worked toward becoming a book illustrator, but I wanted something more. I wanted to explore the realm of graphic design and started teaching myself Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, using any online tutorial I could find. The results were outstanding and definitely impacted my career; that's when I finally started seeing the fruits of my labor.

Question.03
Please share your thoughts on the industry's job market and what you see in the industry's future.


Being versatile as an artist is fundamental these days. To do this, it is essential to keep up with new technology. Art constantly evolves, and remember, artificial intelligence is catching up quickly. So to maintain your work relationships, you need to stand out from the crowd by always creating something unique using the newest technology available. This industry is very competitive. Check me out, for example; I started out with some markers and a few pieces of paper, and today, I create digital illustration, Animation, AR, graphic design, and a bit of 3D on the side. This helps me receive more attention from the various clients I have.

Required Programs

This course will use Adobe Illustrator.
Please purchase and install these program(s) for an optimized lecture experience.

*These programs and/or materials will not be provided with the lecture.

adobe Photoshop cc Adobe Illustrator CC Procreate

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