Create Your Own Story With Illustrations.
Do you dream of starting your own business and being your own boss?
What if I told you that skills in Illustrator is your ticket to having
your own design studio.
Would you be interested?
of digital marketers use graphic design
of individuals feel design plays a role in their first impression of a company
Illustrator can be used to create logos, digital art, illustrations,
NFT's and more
© Stacy Schilling. Illustration, Graphic Design and Pre-Press Production.
© Stacy Schilling. Illustration for a Logo Identity.
artwork that can be resized without
Illustrator can export artwork in 15 different formats including .jpg, .pdf, .wmf
© Stacy Schilling. Digital illustration.
"Illustrator is my favorite program and I love, love, LOVE the Pen tool.
I can create anything I desire and have full control over my designs."
– Stacy Schilling,
Visual Design Expert
I started using Illustrator over 20 years ago when it was a stand-alone program. Throughout my career, I've used Illustrator for almost every design project when I worked with Disney, The NBC Agency/NBCUniversal and UCLA.
For the past 10 years, I've taught all levels of students and professionals how to use Illustrator through private lessons.
My philosophy is that you need to learn the basics before diving straight into the program and expect to work at lightening speed. It's okay to work slowly and ask for help with a program you don't know.
Many students have come to me in a panic wanting to be proficient in Illustrator, after just one lesson. That's not realistic.
Honestly, it takes approximately 10-12 hours just to go through the dialogue box, the Preferences, all the drop down menus and tool bar to become familiar with the program. When you start with the basics in a new program, it makes it easier to learn and understand how to use it.
That's why I've created video on-demand lessons that build on each other. Several lessons also contain material from a previous one. The video on-demand format makes it easy for you to learn at your own pace so you can stop and replay the video as often as you need to. There's also activities after each lesson for you to review and practice using the program.
But if you have specific questions that can't be answered in a video, you can reach out to me for private lessons.
Stacy Schilling, Visual Design Expert
@2003. First Place Winner in the Oktoberfest Poster Competition, Covington, KY.
“Stacy is friendly, patient, and thorough. Illustrator intimidates me, but with her guidance and encouragement, I know with practice
I have the capability to do this!"
– Laura Levine