Design ideas and design process
This is my first time using Illustrator for graphic design. I rarely use stickers in my life, so I searched for pictures of stickers. I wanted to make a simple and cute style. It took me some time to understand what is Cutcontourkiss and Cutcontourperf, then I started to search for some videos to teach you how to use InDesign.
I like ice cream so I want to design an ice cream shape sticker, so I search some pictures about the ice cream, and I want to show the ice cream melting, I think that would be more interesting, so I make it like this.
And then I saw a video to teach you how to make a sticker, and the designer taught people how to make a shape of cloud so I practice and try to make one.
After that I want to make a sticker in a square way, I want to make it look like an app logo so I make it a little bit like Instagram’s logo, so it looks very simple but also colourful.
Illustrator is not as difficult to use as I thought. In fact, it is very convenient and concise, so that I, a beginner, can have a good experience without much pressure. I tried to use different graphics to form a pattern I want, and I used several circles to form a cloud shape. Using illustrator is really interesting.
But I still don’t know more about the functions of illustrator. I’m just using it to do basic things. After watching some teaching videos, I understand that it can do many works belonging to different media. I hope I can continue to use it to make better works in the future.
Design Resources and article
I found and watched two teaching videos. One is to teach you how to draw the outline of stickers, and the other is to teach you how to make basic graphics with illustrator and then modify it to make it a lovely sticker. All the graphics are composed of different graphics, which makes users feel very convenient and inspires me to think differently.