Illustration is the visual translation of ideas, concepts, or systems through analog and/or digital media, and generally in the style of the illustrator. Some illustrations utilize multimedia components—AR, animation, 3D modeling—to emphasize or expand upon the rendered concept. Specialist areas are wide reaching across medical and scientific fields, fashion, architecture, concept art, and more.
Your Face Here
Jennifer Hom shares development process of Airbnb's illustrative aesthetics, describing philosophies on color, representation, and editorial voice. You’ll even hear how superstitions helped localize the style for Airbnb in China.
The Secret World of Graphic Design for Filmmaking
Annie Atkins specializes in graphic design for filmmaking. In addition to creating contemporary artwork for movie posters, she designs and fashions any graphic pieces outlined by a film script, such as prison escape maps, telegrams, and fake love letters.
Get Out the Vote: Signs, Slogans, and, Slideshows
Design and visual culture have long served a crucial role in mass movements and mobilizations. Media ranging from protest signs and political posters to social justice slideshows on Instagram aim to provoke, inspire, educate, and advocate for change.
Let's See What Happens
Jon Burgerman talks creative inspiration, lowering your expectations, experimenting, and trying not to worry too much.
View past AIGA event presentations.
History of Illustration
By Susan Doyle, Jaleen Grove, and Whitney Sherman
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector
By Jessica Hische
The Illustrator: 100 Best from Around the World
By Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann
Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective
By Alan Male
The Designer's Dictionary of Color
By Sean Adams
By Christoph Niemann