In this class we’re going to learn how to create Terrazzo artwork in Adobe Illustrator – in vector, with awesome colours and innovative shapes.
Besides being an awesome Venetian look for floors and walls, the trendy Terrazzo style can be seen in a lot of creative sectors – fashion, textile, illustration, graphic design, and web design.
The class covers the entire Terrazzo process and we'll cover tile creation, color palettes, deliberate imperfection, pattern making, semi-automatic workflows, and tips on presenting your work. There are countless tips and tricks shown that you’ll be able to use on non-Terrazzo projects as well.
Terrazzo is messy, it’s awesome, and I think you’ll have a lot of fun creating your own.
This video introduces you to what you will be learning how to make in this class.
This video goes through the history of Terrazzo and gives you some inspiration for what you can use your Terrazzo on.
This video gets you started on making and arranging some of your tiles.
In this video you will learn different ways to color your tiles and how to randomise your colours.
In this video you will learn tweak your Terrazzo design and how to randomise the shape and rotation of each of your tiles.
In this video you will learn two ways of adding texture to your design.
In this video you will learn how to add a gradient to your tiles to make your design pop.
In this video you will learn how to take your Terrazzo and make it into a continuous pattern.
In this video you will learn how to present your Terrazzo on various Mockups to impress your audience.
In this video you will learn to use code to automatically generate your tiles.
You are encouraged to share your finished Terrazzo patterns with the world.
Rich's title is Product Designer but he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. He's studied multimedia design and graphic design, and is a self-taught programmer. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs Studio Armstrong, an Amsterdam-based creation company, with his wife. He also doodles all the time, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!
He spends most of his working day researching and experimenting, much like his hero, Lucius Fox, does. Rich likes to think he's a minimalist, but he's fooling himself – he's as messy and unorganised as the any other creative genius.
Rich has been teaching online classes since 2015 – and he likes it a lot :) He's since created the weirdly named Tap Tap Kaboom brand that showcases his experiments, designs and classes.