How to create flat design icons in 15 minutes in Illustrator

Learn how to create flat design interface icons in 15 minutes using Adobe Illustrator. Flat design made easy!
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

------ October 12th 2016 course updated ------
New icon added: How to design a fun alien icon in Illustrator.

If you want to learn about illustrator or flat design in a rather fun, EASY!, and a straight to the point way. Then you should take this course. Dawid is an amazing lecturer who takes you step by step through each design and he shows you the perfect way to design icons you can be proud of. I cannot recommend this course enough.

James Ward

Aren’t you tired of spending days watching courses and tutorials on Illustrator, that get you nowhere?

That’s because they mainly talk about the tools, not showing practical examples and how to get things done.

And I am like you: I like to learn only the important skills.

So if you want to:

  • learn practical Illustrator techniques
  • design flat icons immediately
  • and use Illustrator independently

…then you are in for a treat.

Because this course will easily build your confidence in Illustrator and flat design.

Each lecture is a 15 minute gem pack with lots of practical Illustrator and flat design techniques, that will make you a flat design superhero.

And it’s real.

It’s happening to other students in the course:


Only finished the first icon so far and I already feel a huge amount more confident in Illustrator and the overall flat design. The quality of the videos are great, clear voice and easy to follow.

Matthew Inglis

Take a look at just a small fraction of flat design magic, that’s waiting for you inside:

  • Powerful and simplistic techniques like long shadow effect, pathfinder, pen tool and so much more
  • Flat design fundamentals to feed you with all the crucial information you need
  • Clear, concise and practical videos, that get you straight to the point

Picture yourself opening up Adobe Illustrator and looking at your wonderful flat design creation, that you did independently in just 15 minutes.

It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel confident to design independently.

It doesn’t even matter if you think, that your skillset is not enough.

Because, as one of my students, Sharon Yeo, put it:

As a complete beginner to Illustrator, this was a great course to help me quickly get started learning useful techniques in Illustrator and designing flat icons immediately. Builds confidence in being able to design flat icons independently!

There is no risk in just trying this course out. It’s completely refundable.

You are totally covered by an unconditional 30-day 100% money back guarantee.

So it’s up to you now.

Enroll in the course and become a flat design superstar.


PS. This is what one of my students, Ioannis Tsiakos, had to say about this course:

Easiest way to learn flat icon design

I learnt more in one hour watching this course, than i would have if i had spent days reading online tutorials. Super easy to follow and great examples/ cases that illustrate how illustrator works and how designers think when approaching a flat icon design :) Recommended!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed (CS5 or newer)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design flat looking user interface icons
  • Tell the difference between flat design and skeuomorphism
  • Create long shadow effect
  • Use powerful Adobe Illustrator techniques

Who is the target audience?

  • It's for designers who want to learn flat design
  • It's for user interface designers
  • It's for designers who want to learn Adobe illustrator by example

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction. Let's learn the flat design basics.

Learn flat design. Start from learning the principles and the most prominent examples in the tech world.

1 question

What are Your takeaways?

Section 2: Create a flat design lab flask icon

Learn flat design. Let's start creating the base shape.


Learn flat design. Let's finish the icon with the fluid shape, bubbles and the background. Let's also add the colors.

Flat design quiz #2
1 question
Section 3: Create a flat design beer icon

Learn flat design. Let's start creating the icon with the base shape and the foam.


Learn flat design. Why don't we finish creating the icon.

Congratulations! You earned your Bronze Flat Design Badge!
Section 4: Create a flat design barbecue icon

Let's create the base of the icon


Learn flat design. Let's finish creating the icon

Section 5: Let's create wine glasses flat design icon

Learn how to create wine glasses flat design icon. Learn the power of the arc tool.


Learn how to create wine glasses icon: add colors and finish the icon.

Section 6: Create a sun flat design icon

Learn flat design. In this video we'll start creating the sun flat design icon. We'll create the basic shape: ellipse with the "rays".


Learn flat design. We'll finish the shape off with the colors and the background.

Flat design quiz #3
1 question
Why not leave a review?
Section 7: Let's create the dumbbell flat design icon.

Learn flat design. In this video we'll start creating the dumbbell flat design icon. We'll create the basic shape.


Learn flat design. In this video we'll continue creating the dumbbell flat design icon. We'll learn how to create the long shadow effect.

Flat design quiz #4
1 question
Congratulations! You earned your Flat Design Silver Badge!
Section 8: Ending

Learn flat design. In this video we'll sum up what we've learnt so far and get ready for the next lectures.

Section 9: Let's create the sushi flat design icon
Let's create Sushi flat design icon
Let's finish the sushi flat design icon
Section 10: Let's create a suitcase flat design icon
Let's create a suitcase flat design icon
Let's finish the icon
Section 11: Let's create a girl flat design icon
A girl icon: the hair and the face
A girl icon: the neck and the shoulders
Section 12: Let's create a bird flat icon
Let's start creating the icon
Let's finish creating the bird flat icon
Section 13: Let's create the smartphone icon
Let's start creating the smartphone icon
Let's continue creating the smartphone icon
Section 14: Design an iOS inspired calendar app icon
Let's start the design process
Let's finish the icon
Section 15: Design an Android Lollipop inspired camera app icon
Let's start the design process
Let's finish the icon
Section 16: Design a Windows Phone inspired podcast app icon
Let's start the design process
Let's finish the icon
Congratulations! You earned your Flat Design Gold Badge!
Section 17: How To Create A Flat Desig Back Pack
Let's start designing the flat design back pack
Let's finish the back pack
Section 18: Students ask
Coming up with color schemes
Marking the center spot
Section 19: How To Design A Flat Design Alien
Let's start the design
Section 20: How To Design a Flat Design Xbox Controller
Let's Start the Design
How To Create the Xbox Template
How To Create the Base Shape of the Controller
How To Create the Smaller Part of the Base
How To Create the Button
How To Create the Button Texture
How To Create the Second Button
How To Create the Midddle Buttons
How To Create the Color Buttons
How To Create the Middle Buttons
How To Create the Xbox Logo
How To Create the Shading
Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Dawid Tuminski, Adobe Certified Expert Designer and Online Entrepreneur

Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.

Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator whose courses were listed in the Udemy's TOP 10 best reviewed courses.

Creating online courses on design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, logo design, web design, graphic design freelancing, online teaching and digital marketing .

Teaching +22.000 students in 160 countries worldwide.

Owner of a graphic design studio.

Loves the freedom of creating courses and prides in his teaching method, which is straight to the point and with a smile.

His motto:  Boring instructors are worse than boring topics!

His students value his courses for their conciseness, professionalism and actionable tips and techniques they can apply in their day-to-day design tasks and online education businesses.

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