For as long as I can remember I've been using standard square or pixel grids to precisely arrange elements and achieve consistency, but it was never quite enough. So as soon as I moved on to other types of standard grids and started to experiment with developing custom grids, I began to see grids not just a structural aid, but as a fantastic creative instrument, which makes it very easy to experiment, seamlessly work with precision, boost my creativity and easily create work which I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise!
Starting with grid development and using versatile tools available in Adobe Illustrator makes the creation of even more elaborate geometric designs relatively quick and painless, and I am excited to share with you my special tips, tricks & techniques in my Skillshare class Mastering Illustrator Tools & Techniques for Creating Geometric Grid-Based Designs so you too can easily work with precision, speed up your workflow, unleash your creativity and create precise, exciting and unique geometric grid-based designs!
Whether you are into creating elaborate geometric designs, or something minimalistic, or something in-between, this class will provide you with a framework which you can use to create surface patterns and print designs, illustrations and graphic art, digital lettering and custom typefaces, packaging designs, logos, icons and infographics.
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A selection of my favourite custom grids. Most of these grids I have used and developed into final designs already, but there are a few which I still need to play around with and see what I can do with them!
Grid-based letterform developed as a part of 36 Days of Type 2018 challenge.
A few fun pattern tiles based on a standard grid combo.
Experiment with creating a graphic locomotive illustration based on a combination of isometric and polar grids and styled with gradients and blends.
A little bit of Art Deco inspiration here: always wanted to create something like this, and styling with lines and gradients makes all the difference!
A pattern tile based on an isometric grid and developed further using Live Corners.
Super simple fish illustration which looks great styled with gradients.
An abstract tech-inspired composition styled with blends.
Continuous pattern with elements shaded with gradients & styled with super subtle lines.
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