Building Dynamic Graphics with Tony Harmer – 2 of 2

Join Tony Harmer aka the Design Ninja as he creates personalized event badges in Adobe Illustrator. Watch and learn as he imports data with ease to create compelling and dynamic designs.

Guest Tony Harmer is a designer, illustrator, and author based in Cambridge, UK:

Host Kladi is a Visual Strategist at Studio Printmysoul based in Manchester, England:
Join us LIVE on Behance:

00:00 Start
02:30 A recap of work from Day 1
04:00 Creating a fictitious even badge
09:20 Prepping a new document for working with data sets
13:50 The importance of PPI settings
14:55 Drop Shadow and other effects in the context of printing
20:00 Illustrator files β€œunder the hood”
23:00 Should you change the PPI of a file just before you export for print?
34:30 Converting the emoji font symbols to individual design elements
50:30 Moving elements between layers
55:00 The effects of different blend modes
01:01:00 Designing functionally
01:11:00 Design book recommendations
01:15:00 Choosing fonts
01:16:15 Using the Appearance Panel to alter type
01:18:50 Observing and analyzing other artists and their work
01:23:00 Experimenting with stroke weight
01:29:00 Artist Spotlight: Carina Lindmeier
01:37:30 Designing with CSV files
01:45:15 Exploring the Variables Panel
01:48:00 Cycling through different data sets
01:49:00 Exporting a batch of unique designs
01:53:30 Recap of Day 1 and Day 2


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