I'll teach you front-end, if you teach me Illustrator

almost 9 years ago from , Interaction Designer with MU/DAI

I'm a front-end developer, and have been teaching beginners how to prototype in the browser for the past two years. As a budding designer, I'm looking for an opportunity to skill share. If you're great at Illustrator, and have a great design process down— let's chat. Maybe you teach me, and I teach you?

Tweet me: @arvindang, we can set up something remotely.


  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, almost 9 years ago

    Hey Arvin, where are you located?

    I run an organization called Design & Code that's attempting to do exactly these type of skill shares.

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    • Ryan Hicks, almost 9 years ago

      Do you have a website?

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    • Arvin Dang, almost 9 years ago

      Hey Joel, I'm in Chicago. Let me know where your organization is located. Feel free to email me or tweet me too, we can chat more.

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      • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, almost 9 years ago

        Speaking of skill share-ing, have you checked out Skillshare? I use Skillshare a lot as a platform to learn new things, including front-end dev and illustration (I'm also a teacher on Skillshare, but not for dev stuff). Check it out if you haven't been there yet.

        Here's a referral link: http://skl.sh/179CLbJposting a referral link for you cause if you use it you get 1 month of free membership, which in my opinion is enough to figure out if there are enough classes worth taking to warrant paying for a membership

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  • Brian FryerBrian Fryer, almost 9 years ago

    Interesting. I already have quite a bit experience building prototypes in the browser, but am always interested in learning more.

    Here's my Trello board for teaching Illustrator: https://trello.com/b/UmFPvlcg/an-afternoon-with-adobe-illustrator

    Send me an email, yeah?

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    • Mianje YakuzaMianje Yakuza, almost 9 years ago

      As I wrote before I do not have a great design process (meaning I usually don't have an ordered procedure). Your trello board is excellent and is a great inspiration. thanks for sharing

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  • Arvin Dang, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    Just as a follow-up, here's what I intend to cover:



    • Sublime, browser, web inspector, jsbin for collaborating


    • Intro to HTML
    • Document structure
    • Inline verse Block level


    • Linking HTML and CSS together
    • Targeting elements
    • Targeting nested elements
    • Class vs. ID
    • Specificity and Cascade
    • Resets/Normalize

    Box Model

    • Layout using floats and clear fix
    • Centering
    • Semantic HTML
    • Padding
    • Margin
    • Border
    • Shorthand
    • Inline-block

    More Advanced

    • Boostrap, Foundation, or other framework of choice
    • Middleman
    • Bourbon/Neat libraries
    • Responsive/Mobile-first development
    • Preprocessors: SASS/SCSS
    • jQuery
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  • Maxime BodereauMaxime Bodereau, almost 9 years ago

    My Gibbon to Learn Illustrator https://gibbon.co/maximebodereau/illustrator

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  • Mianje YakuzaMianje Yakuza, almost 9 years ago

    Unfortunately, though I'm quite good, I have to admit that I do not have such a great "linear" design process, but I'm available in case ;)

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  • Ryan Hicks, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    I wouldn't call myself an expert in Illustrator, but I'm pretty fluent with it and use it almost daily. I'd love to learn more about front-end dev and just prototyping in general. Not sure what exactly you want to learn, but I'm open to helping out. Twitter is @rohixx

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