AIGA Y24 Design Conference
Mar
8
to Mar 9

AIGA Y24 Design Conference

March 8+9, 2019

Hear stories of surprise successes, the learning that comes with our failures, and all of the unknowns that lie in between. We hope to inspire you to make 2019 your own Year of Yes – the Year of You. DKNG will be speaking on the main stage, sharing their story of how saying YES put them on the path to building their own brand and design studio. Dan and Nathan will also host lunch discussion groups for an informal look at our process.

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Flatstock 69
Mar
14
to Mar 16

Flatstock 69

  • Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Level 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

March 14 - 16, 2019

DKNG is coming to Flatstock at SXSW! Presented by the American Poster Institute, Flatstock 65 will display the works of the world's top gig poster artists. The show runs March 15-17 and will feature posters of varying styles and techniques for sale by the very artists who create them. At the DKNG booth, we’ll have lots of rare and previously sold out posters available. Visit us at Exhibit Hall 4 in the Austin Convention Center, Thursday - Saturday.

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Creative Works Skill Camp
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Creative Works Skill Camp

April 4 + 5, 2019

A two-day deep dive into DKNG’s creative process, the class will use poster design as the subject, but can be applied to all sorts of the projects in the worlds of design and illustration. Day 1 starts off with our concept development and sketching process, and ends with jumping into Adobe Illustrator to begin building the vector structure of the poster. Day 2 wraps up the poster with our process of adding detail, texture and halftones, and will conclude with a session on finishing touches, show & tell of student projects, and Q&A including real time examples from DKNG’s body of work.

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Rock Poster Design: From Concept Development to Execution
Jan
4
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
3
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
2
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
1
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
1
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
1
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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