Adobe Illustrator is a powerful, versatile tool for creating illus­trations for print and web.

Adobe Illustrator is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily vector based program which will allow you to create detailed and scalable art for almost any use.

In graphic design, Illustrator is used to create anything from logos and business cards, to advertisements and posters. In a fashion design setting, Illustrator has become quite popular in the creation of technical drawings and renders, due to its specialised brushes and patterns. Whatever your intention, this course covers not only the Illustrator essentials, but explores a host of features that sets Illustrator apart from other vector graphic packages.


This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:


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What Are The Course Requirements?

Basic Computer Skills

What Are The Course Requirements?

You’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.

How Much Does The Course Cost?


How Much Does The Course Cost?

Book all 3 courses in the Desktop Publishing Package (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and get our Finishing Art online course for free!

Payment options are available should you book the full, 3 month Desktop Publishing Package.

Course Schedule

Next course:
11 March 2019

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

11 March – 03 April 2019
03 June – 26 June 2019
26 August – 18 September 2019
18 November – 11 December 2019

Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

Certificate Of Completion

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

Lodi Meet Your Lecturer

Meet Your Lecturer.

Lodi Ingha

Originally from the DRC, Lodi’s passion for art and storytelling led him to Cape Town to pursue a career in visual arts. Upon completing a degree in graphic design, Lodi spent many years working on multidisciplinary projects that integrate music, storytelling and animation. In addition to lecturing at Friends of Design and freelancing, Lodi is also a musician and multi-lingual lyricist who regularly performs his own brand of acoustic music.

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