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I think, therefore I design

I think, therefore I design provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka a… Show More

Drawing Vector Graphics

with Von Glitschka

Video: I think, therefore I design

I think, therefore I design provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics
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  1. 2m 42s
    1. Welcome UPDATED
      1m 24s
    2. Exercise files UPDATED
      1m 18s
  2. 26m 7s
    1. What is illustrative design?
    2. A systematic creative process
      1m 26s
    3. Exploring analog tools
      2m 39s
    4. Exploring digital tools UPDATED
      21m 9s
  3. 18m 26s
    1. Creative preparation
      1m 12s
    2. The creative brief
      2m 24s
    3. Creative thinking methods
      1m 2s
    4. Word associations
      1m 55s
    5. Mind mapping
      1m 55s
    6. Before. During. After.
      1m 25s
    7. I think, therefore I design
      2m 45s
    8. Selecting the appropriate style
      2m 57s
    9. Using reference material
      2m 51s
  4. 8m 48s
    1. Solid creative foundation
    2. Anyone can draw
      2m 16s
    3. Thumbnail sketching
      2m 33s
    4. Refining your drawn ideas
      3m 6s
  5. 52m 2s
    1. Workflow enhancements
    2. Keyboard shortcuts and recording actions
      2m 24s
    3. Keyboard shortcuts and recording actions UPDATED
      13m 13s
    4. Using custom scripts UPDATED
      8m 29s
    5. Graphic styles and custom color palettes UPDATED
      11m 5s
    6. Using layers UPDATED
      7m 32s
    7. Toggling Smart Guides on and off UPDATED
      8m 22s
  6. 55m 1s
    1. Building your vector shapes
    2. A roadmap for vector building UPDATED
      7m 38s
    3. The clockwork method UPDATED
      13m 4s
    4. Prime point placement UPDATED
      5m 4s
    5. The point-by-point method UPDATED
      7m 27s
    6. The shape-building method UPDATED
      9m 13s
    7. Symmetry is your friend UPDATED
      10m 11s
    8. Art directing yourself
      1m 25s
  7. 30m 56s
    1. Presenting your designs
      1m 3s
    2. Presentation formats UPDATED
      9m 19s
    3. Revealing your designs
      1m 34s
    4. Writing a design rationale
      1m 55s
    5. Responding to client revisions
      3m 45s
    6. Renewable creative energy UPDATED
      13m 20s
  8. 39s
    1. Next steps UPDATED

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I think, therefore I design
Video Duration: 2m 45s 8h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 01, 2015


I think, therefore I design provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics

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Join illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he deconstructs the creative process to teach you how to develop and create precise vector graphics. The course begins with an overview of his methodology for design and drawing—analog methods that are vital to digital workflows. Next, discover how to prepare yourself and your client for the project by defining the scope and expectations early on. With the creative brief ready and ideation explored, Von jumps into sketching, refining, and creating vector graphics through simple build methods. He continues to art direct the work and conducts digital and physical presentations of the final designs. The last chapter includes some workflow enhancements designed to save you time and conserve your creative energy for future projects.

Topics include:
  • What is illustrative design?
  • Establishing a creative brief
  • Defining client expectations
  • Exploring creative thinking exercises
  • Art directing your drawing
  • Selecting an appropriate style for each project
  • Drawing and thumbnail sketching
  • Discerning anchor point placement
  • Building vector drawings with shapes
  • Presenting your illustrations

I think, therefore I design

One of the most insightful quotes regarding design was claimed by the legendary designer Saul Bass who said, Design is thinking made visual. So a direct correlation can be made between how you think and what you create. I think, therefore I design. In the previous movies we've learned how a creative brief and conceptual thinking methods can assist you in gathering specific information regarding a design project. But now we need to focus on good thinking in general, a lifestyle of thinking if you will.

This movie will answer the question how does a designer stay conceptually relevant? Equipping your design success means you need to saturate your mind with an ever-growing array of information. Designers should always be broadening their interests and knowledge base, so as to expand our potential for original and meaningful thought. This is done by taking in and understanding information from an ever-growing and diverse range of non-designed focus topics, it could be history, biology, architecture, mythology, biography, physics, dance, film, art criticism, whatever.

It's been said that reading is the equivalent of thinking with someone else's head. And that's exactly how you become a better thinker; you need to read. But remember the key to better thinking is to glean the information from outside our design industry. It's okay to redesign oriented content, but what will really open up the floodgates for your own unique thinking will be the information that has nothing to do with design whatsoever.

Knowing more in general will help you bridge together concepts and connect the dots as you brainstorm ideas. An article you read in a science journal might inspire the visual icon you create for a tech company, a historical biography might give you cultural cues that help you create a pattern design; it's about cultivating your design potential. Harvesting information like this will provide yourself with the intellectual assets needed to form visual ideas that a mainstream audience can relate to and resonate with.

Remember, you think, therefore you design. So start putting on someone else's head, make it a creative habit and turn your thinking into captivating visuals.

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Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We updated 17 movies to reflect changes to the vector drawing workflow in Illustrator CC 2015.





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