Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Illustrator in just one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.


  • Learn the basics: how to open a file, image trace, add text, create patterns, use layers and different brushes.
  • Learn to create vector line art illustrations using the pen tool and custom brushes.
  • Design an original vector logo or icon using Illustrator's essential tools.


  • This is an introductory course designed for first time and beginner Illustrator users. No prior experience with Illustrator is required for this class.

  • Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer, such as launching programs, creating folders, copying and pasting objects, downloading images, formatting text, finding and saving files.

  • The full version of Adobe Illustrator CC or the free 7-day trial version of it can be found here.

* You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection (Mac preferred). You will need to have Adobe Illustrator version 2018 or higher already downloaded on your laptop at the start of class.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.

  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.

  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.

  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Ivan Freaner Photo

Principle Designer & Educator, Freaner Creative

Ivan Freaner is an award winning Design Professional and Educator with over a decade of experience. He has honed his skills to bring innovative design and outstanding solutions in branding, UI/UX, Digital Media and Publishing, Motion Graphics and Design Education rooted in the mindset of independent creativity. Ivan caters to a diverse array of clients ranging from top brands to non-profits and government agencies. He is also a creative consultant for various agencies located in New York, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

Ivan Freaner is also a faculty member for the past nine years at New York University teaching a wide variety of design classes for the Department of Design, Digital Arts and Film (DDAF), Center for Publishing Masters Program teaching Digital Publishing Design. He has also taught visual design bootcamps at Metis and Pratt. He is passionate about design, and without passion there can not be any energy to create.

When Ivan is not trying to save the world using photoshop he enjoys sci-fi books, Star Trek, over eating and micheladas!

$250.00 USD · Purchase tickets