Designing Kitchen Icons in Adobe® Illustrator®


Icons have the ability to convey a lot of information in a single graphic. If you need a custom icon and have Adobe Illustrator, this class is for you. Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will take you through the icon creating process and demonstrate this by creating a set of over twenty icons around a central theme.

Topics include:

  • Using a Grid structure for alignment
  • Setting up Object Styles
  • Using the Scale Stroke options for consistency
  • Alignment and Spacing tips
  • Create simple yet effective drop/slip shadows and great highlights
  • Best ways to save/export icons for the best display and use

Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1



  • This is a class that is more centered on illustrator drawing techniques in general rather than specific icon drawing techniques. I was hoping to learn a lot more on using the grid, setting up the artboards, consistency techniques, saving for different formats and sizes, corners/ angles/strokes, and different styles of icons.
  • I learned some nifty techniques! For example, how to easily change sharp corners to round ones, and how to subtract simple shapes from each other and use them as building blocks to create icons.