Jonathan
I specialize in design, branding and illustration. I have extensive hands-on experience developing concepts and projects from inception through implementation. I'm available for freelance work so please visit my website at jonathanpatterson.com and contact me if you have a project you'd like me to work on! You can also find me on Twitter: @jon_patterson.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Uniform Stroke ScalingPreview
    When an illustration contains strokes of varying sizes it may not be immediately obvious how to scale all the strokes (larger or smaller) and still keep the illustration the same size. This Quick Tip will show you how!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Using Gradients to Create a Vector BugPreview
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    In this Vector Quick Tip, you will use various Gradient effects, the Envelope Distort tool and Transparency settings to create a stylized bug illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Stylized Vector EnvironmentDesign and illustration
    Upgrade your talent by following this high-level tutorial on creating a full environment. You will learn how to use color, shape and composition in unison to create a stylized illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Ominous Jar of Purple OozePreview
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    Beef up your Illustrator skills while creating an ominous jar of purple ooze. In this tut you will find handy tips and techniques for illustrating glass, chrome and toxic ooze. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Make a Glossy Web Style Rounded ButtonPreview
    Have you ever wondered how to make a glossy web button? In this Quick Tip you will learn how to create a simple button with recessed text, in just 11 easy steps. The best thing is, once you've made the first one, you can make an entire set in no time!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Draw a Glossy Yo-Yo Icon using Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    Entertain yourself with this tutorial on creating a glossy yo-yo icon. You will learn how to combine different gradient and object effects to make a hyper realistic and shiny plastic surface. The result is a perfectly rendered and appealing icon that can be made in just one hour!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Illustrate a Marvelous Violin IconDesign and illustration
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    Flex your creative muscle with this cool tutorial on how to create a violin icon. We'll explore how basic shapes and a solid understanding of perspective and volume work together to quickly build a successful icon.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Organic Spring Lettering IllustrationDesign and illustration
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    Warm up your illustration skills with this spring-inspired tutorial for creating organic letters. Use of a Wacom tablet is recommended but not required.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Reflections Done Right – Creating a Money Roll IconPreview
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    Cash-in when you follow this tutorial for creating accurate and logical reflections. I'll cover how to use shading and masking to create an illustration that's worth the look.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Soaring Vector LandscapeDesign and illustration
    Soar high when you follow this step-by-step tutorial for creating a fun vector airplane landscape. Learn to create opacity paths that show flight direction and other above the edge of the world tricks. Pull a chair and get ready, this tutorial skews toward the advanced end of "intermediate.Read More…
  • Code
    Diving into the Twitter Search APICode
    Twitter is something you're either obsessed with, confused by, or sick of. So, let's see what we can do with it using the Twitter API. Don't worry, it's a lot easier than you may think. If I can do it anyone can. We'll be looking at how you can use the Twitter API with PHP to make requests and create a simple search and result page.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Big Money Illustration Using Simple ShapesDesign and illustration
    Learn to create stylized stacks of money in Adobe Illustrator. We'll cover how to use gradients and shading to create simple and effective art. Let's get started!Read More…