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
    The Process of Designing a Killer LogoPreview
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    Designing a killer logo has everything to do with concept and little to do with technical prowess or how well you can use a design program. Also, when it comes down to it vector is the most versatile and useful format for logo design. This article will cover the creative process behind creating a strong conceptual logo and how to use Adobe Illustrator to your advantage when creating a logo.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Attractive Arctic Landscape Environment in IllustratorPreview
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    Establish a foundation on which to build more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills by completing this tutorial. We'll cover how to use shapes and gradients to achieve a simple landscape environment.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a See-through Information GraphicPreview
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    This tutorial will cover the techniques used to create see-through information graphics. You'll need a strong familiarity with Adobe Illustrator's Pen Tool to complete this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Easily Make Shiny Realistic Vector HairPreview
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    This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to easily make realistic-looking shiny vector hair. We'll be creating S shapes and using them to construct natural looking hair. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Stylish Sports Car Dashboard With Areas of Detailed RealismThumbnail
    In this tutorial, we'll show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a realistic sports car dashboard. You should have a solid understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial. We'll be using a variety of tools to create this illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Seven Helpful Techniques That Every Adobe Illustrator Artist Should KnowPreview
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    Let's look at seven useful Illustrator techniques to accomplish easily. These may seem tedious to resolve issues for the beginning Illustrator user. While many of these techniques are rudimentary, even advanced artists may learn a tip or two they didn't know.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Detailed Camera with Photo IconPreview
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    This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a sleek web 2.0 style icon. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial, as the tutorial moves at a rapid pace.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars200
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    Oftentimes there's a need for a quick but unique design. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you a short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff. You will learn a simple Photoshop trick that you can easily manipulate for your daily needs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Old-World Map in Photoshop200preview
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    Ever wondered how it feels like to be a cartographer? Wonder no more! With this tutorial you'll be able to make a unique customizable map quickly. Starting from scratch, you'll make an old-looking map fit for a treasure hunter! Now lets begin. Arghhhh!Read More…