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ICON DESIGN: Use the golden ratio to create striking icon sets.

Want your icons to look great and read quickly? Join award winning designer Brian White as he walks you through his process to quickly create professional ic...
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Platform: Skillshare
Price: $Free trial, then $8/month
Video: 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Want your icons to look great and read quickly? Join award winning designer Brian White as he walks you through his process to quickly create professional icon sets that match and work as a system.  By taking the guess work out of spacing and sizing this class will show you how to quickly create usable icon sets.  Come along and see how Brian creates a simple rotation icon with similar spacing to a heart as well as a more detailed icon, the book.  Lastly take a sneak peek into the deconstruction of a more advanced organic shape icon, the fire. 

This class is for both beginners getting started in illustrator and Intermediate students wanting to gain tips and tricks for quickly speeding up their icon spacing and building process. 

What this class tackles:

1. Setup of a golden ratio spacing ruler and menu to quickly use for spacing and elements for your icons. 

2. How to build a precise heart icon using the golden ratio method.

3. How to build a rotation icon using the golden ratio method. How to watch for consistent spacing in your family icon set. 

4. How to build a book icon using the golden ratio method. 

5. Deconstructing a fire icon and utilizing the golden ration curves for more organic icons.

Build your own icon and share it with the group! I’d love it if you can show what ratio spacing you used and how you came about your icons. 

Want to jump into more organic shapes and build an advanced 9 icon set for a brand? Join Brian as he takes the advanced class (coming soon) into more advanced spacing with the golden ratio and brings sketches to polished icons. 

You will learn

Build your own icon using the golden ratio system and share it with the class! 

Follow Brian’s process to design an icon or an icon set of your liking. It doesn’t matter if you are designing for a large company or just for fun, use the project space to share your progress. 

Some questions to look at during your build:

  • What scale did you use as your base set of spacers?
  • What spacing did you use based on your stroke thickness? 
  • What’s the personality of my icon set?

Wherever you are in the process, share your sketches, and questions here. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! 

Resources

  • Connect with Brian on his website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Vector Graphics knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the ICON DESIGN: Use the golden ratio to create striking icon sets. course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the ICON DESIGN: Use the golden ratio to create striking icon sets. course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

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Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

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Who is the instructor? Is Brian White a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Brian White has created 7 courses that got 54 reviews which are generally positive. Brian White has taught 3,031 students and received a 4.1 average review out of 54 reviews. Depending on the information available, Brian White is a TRUSTED instructor.
UI Designer / Brand Designer


Brian is the creative director of Brian White Design in Lawrence. He directs the studio’s strategic and creative growth while also serving as senior designer on many client projects. Enthralled by the color, layout, pattern and typography of branding, Brian loves to apply this outlook to clients and businesses. He brings an abundance of national branding industry and user-interface experience to the table and has developed a strong foundation in interactive brand strategy. Brian enjoys connecting and collaborating with outside agencies and design studios that share similar loves in brand and interactive design. Some of the companies Brian has worked with include: Motorola, PBS, Sprint, Dell, Capital One, Geico, Microsoft, Kansas University, Arizona State University, Coupons Inc., American Cancer Society, Mayo Clinic, SAP, American Society of Diabetes, Legacy, AFT, Dairy Farmers of America, Verizon, WatchGuard, and more. 


Brian is a Pro Builder for Elementor which he uses for all his WordPress website builds.  He uses Siteground for his web servers. He uses stock images, video and audio from envato. He uses Envato Elements for his branding and design mockups.



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Follow along at https://www.instagram.com/brianwhitedesign/ and https://twitter.com/BWhiteDesign and https://dribbble.com/BrianWhite. 



Brian has also worked in art, design, and communication arts for 20 years. He loves to try new styles and techniques in both painting and printmaking. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of what he can accomplish with both oil and acrylic paint. He likes to work in a variety of styles and sizes. Brian also works in block prints and relief prints with unique linoleum to get the “dry etch” line-work of intaglio prints. Brian lives with his wife of 20 years Jenni (also an artist) and three kids in Lawrence, Kansas where their studios reside.  



Spread and interview of Brian below by Christina King done for Johnson County Community College showcasing a few of his portfolio pieces. 



My wife Jenni.  :) 



Specialties: User Interface Design, Application Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Branding, Identity Design, Social Media Design, Icon Design, Illustration, Video Design, and Print Design.

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Platform: Skillshare
Price: $Free trial, then $8/month
Video: 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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