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
    Make a Torn Vector Desktop Wallpaper with Angled TextPreview
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    This tutorial is perfect for the beginning Adobe Illustrator artist that wants to take their skills to the next level. You'll learn how to work with type to make a cool desktop wallpaper and add scars to complete the design. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Vintage Nintendo-style Controller and CartridgePreview
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    Vintage meets modern with this unique video game tutorial. This tutorial is perfect for the beginning Illustrator artist who wants to take their skills to the to the next level. Step your game up and get started now!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Green Landscape Website in Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial, you'll create an organic style green website with Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial shows you how to create illustrative vector graphics and apply this to web design layouts. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Craft a Delicious Chinese Food IconPreview
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    This tutorial will demonstrate how to craft a delicious Chinese food icon set. This tutorial requires a generous command of Adobe Illustrator's tools. Let's dig into this yummy icon design tutorial, which includes numerous vector illustration techniques.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Vector Military Cap IconPreview
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    This tutorial will show the intermediate-to-advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a realistic military style cap icon using predominately gradients, blends, and the Gradient Mesh Tool. We'll be using a photo reference to base this illustration on, though utilizing creative judgement throughout the process.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make Festive Vector Gift BoxesPreview
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    Get ready for the holiday season with this festive gift box tutorial. Successful completion of this tutorial requires a solid understanding of Adobe Illustrator's tools as this advanced tutorial moves at a quick pace. We'll be working with Illustrators 3D tools, Brushes, Gradients, and Blurs to create these holiday presents.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Enchanted Holiday Ornament DesignPreview
    Get into the holiday spirit with this fun ornament tutorial. This tutorial is ideal for the beginning to intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist. We'll cover how to make scatter brushes and create a highly reflective sphere.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Freebie Vector Pack: Browser Screens and Website ElementsPreview
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    This is a new exclusive freebie Vector Pack from VECTORTUTS. It's a useful set of vector website assets you can use to mock up your client projects, present your work, or get a quick visual while laying out websites.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sleek Vector Multimedia DeviceDesign and illustration
    This tutorial will show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a multimedia device. This tutorial will make light use of Illustrators 3D capabilities but focuses more on traditional drawing. We'll also cover how to shade and create logical reflections.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar IconPreview
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    Learn to make a handy calendar icon to use on your blog, website, or print projects. We'll use Illustrators Path and 3D tools to create this design. Also, a simple page curl effect will be demonstrated as well. Let's jump into this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Regal Sword and Shield DesignPreview
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    Learn to create a strong, yet sleek shield design complete with battle scars, blood, and swords. We'll use various shapes and effects to create a strong illustration and provide a wallpaper as well. Learn how to apply cutting slashes and glowing highlights to this triumphant composition.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed IconPreview
    Let's learn how to make a unique RSS feed icon. This tutorial requires a familiarity with Adobe Illustrator's basic tools as we'll use the gradient mesh tool and make light use of Illustrators mapping feature.Read More…