DesignerCon
Nov
22
to Nov 24

DesignerCon

  • Anaheim Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 22-24, 2019

DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! Visit DKNG's booth #2219 where we will be selling all our latest products including limited edition Disney enamel pins!

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Circles Conference
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Circles Conference

  • Eisemann Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

September 19, 2019

Circles is a three-day creative conference for graphic & UX designers, illustrators and makers. The conference takes place in Dallas, TX, and we’re excited to be making our first appearance! Dan and Nathan will be speaking on Thursday morning, 9/19, and selling our wares in the maker fare throughout the day.

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USPS Military Working Dogs Stamps Unveiling Ceremony
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

USPS Military Working Dogs Stamps Unveiling Ceremony

August 30, 2019

We’re honored that the San Diego branch of USPS along with the K-9 Division of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base will be hosting an unveiling ceremony for the new Military Working Dogs postage stamps designed by DKNG. The event will include remarks and demos from military working dog handlers, military and USPS officials, and stamps available for sale. While the event is open to the public, advance RSVP is required. To attend the event, please email Michelle and include your driver’s license number, state of issue, birthdate, and full name.

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Rock Poster Design: From Concept Development to Execution
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Rock Poster Design: From Concept Development to Execution

Ongoing

Ever fallen in love with a concert poster for a band you didn’t even know? We’ll teach you how to create a poster that will inspire fans and captivate fans-to-be. This class will take you through the entire process of designing a poster for a concert, movie, or other event. This class is perfect for aspiring designers looking to add a poster design to their portfolio or expand their knowledge of translating ideas from mind to paper to computer.

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Poster Design: Textures & Halftones for Screen Printing
Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Poster Design: Textures & Halftones for Screen Printing

Ongoing

This class is for designers who want to bring their artwork to life in the form of a screen printed poster. We’ll teach you the steps to convert your digital design to screen-printable color separations and along the way you’ll learn how to create realistic textures and use halftones to maintain detail in your work. This is a self-paced course which includes 5 video lectures.

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Illustration for Designers: Create Your Own Geometric Animal
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Illustration for Designers: Create Your Own Geometric Animal

Ongoing

Illustration for Designers is an in-depth look at how we use Adobe Illustrator to create geometric illustrations. Learn practical ways to simplify complex forms, create unified compositions, and style with restraint. Then, put it all into practice with a fun creative project: sketching and illustrating an animal. This class is perfect for practiced illustrators, emerging designers, and everyone looking to improve their Adobe Illustrator skills.

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Mastering Illustrator: 10 Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

Mastering Illustrator: 10 Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow

Ongoing

Mastering Illustrator is a 40-minute class detailing our favorite Adobe Illustrator tricks of the trade that we use for a fast and efficient workflow. The class includes specific examples from our work and covers everything from simple keyboard shortcuts to more complex visuals like pattern strokes and vector halftones.

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Illustrating An Icon Set: Designing A Cohesive Series
Jan
3
8:00 AM08:00

Illustrating An Icon Set: Designing A Cohesive Series

Ongoing

This class is inspired by one of our favorite projects - a poster celebrating Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary where we designed 100 unique icons representing the studio's most iconic films. We’ll show you how to distill complex subjects into recognizable small-scale designs, covering everything from initial sketching and concept development, to final execution.

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Illustrator Secrets: 5 Techniques to Add Realism to Your Work
Jan
2
6:00 AM06:00

Illustrator Secrets: 5 Techniques to Add Realism to Your Work

Ongoing

In this 40-minute class, we walk through real DKNG projects from Star Wars to Ghostbusters, to demonstrate how you can create dimensional effects that pop off the page. From simple tools like gradients and clipping masks to custom brushes and envelopes, we’ll cover how to use Illustrator in a whole new way.

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3D Illustration: Creating Isometric Designs in Adobe Illustrator
Jan
1
6:00 AM06:00

3D Illustration: Creating Isometric Designs in Adobe Illustrator

Ongoing

Discover the world of isometric illustration, a style that allows you to achieve a unique 3D look in your designs — no math or standalone 3D rendering software required. This class will teach you how to use standard tools to create an isometric city block, from initial planning to final polish. Once you’ve added this skill to your design toolkit, you’ll be able to apply it to any type of project, from logos and typography to posters and branding. Whether you’re looking to wow your next client or simply expand your creative repertoire, this class will take your designs into a new dimension.

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