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Unleash your creativity with Adobe Illustrator classes in Chicago. Learn to design stunning graphics, create vector illustrations, and master the tools to take your artistic vision to the next level.

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Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock your creativity with industry-standard design software. Master the tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator to create stunning graphics, logos, and more. Elevate your design skills with Noble Desktop's Illustrator Bootcamp.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$975

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Illustrator Part 1

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and gain the skills needed to create stunning vector graphics. This comprehensive course covers everything from manipulating paths and applying color to working with text and preparing your designs for print and web. Take your design skills to the next level with Illustrator Part 1.

(21) Beginner 18 and older
$649
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Illustrator Part 2

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Take your Illustrator skills to the next level with advanced path manipulation, appearance controls, and creative effects. Learn how to create complex illustrations, manipulate colors and swatches, format text, and prepare your artwork for deployment. Elevate your design game with this comprehensive course.

(21) Intermediate 18 and older
$699
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Web Professional Program

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Master the art of web design and development with a comprehensive program covering essential tools like WordPress, HTML, CSS, and more. Earn industry-recognized certifications and refine your skills through project-based learning, with live classes available both in-person and remotely.

(21) All levels 18 and older
$16,445
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Illustrator Part 3

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn advanced Illustrator techniques and streamline your workflow with Illustrator Part 3 at Computer Training Source, Inc. This course focuses on content management, real-world design techniques, and creative uses of effects and graphic styles. Elevate your design skills and create stunning illustrations.

(21) All levels 18 and older
$749
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Graphic Design Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn the Adobe Creative Cloud apps used by professionals and master graphic design concepts to create stunning modern designs and build an impressive portfolio that showcases your skills to prospective clients or employers.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

14 sessions

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Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Unlock your creativity with Adobe Illustrator as you learn the essential tools and techniques to create stunning graphics, logos, and illustrations. Discover how to combine text and images effortlessly and create complex shapes with ease. Take your design skills to the next level.

(681) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Illustrator Certification Program

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Embark on a journey to become an Adobe Certified Professional in Illustrator with our comprehensive Illustrator Certification Program at Noble Desktop. From basic to advanced skills, our hands-on program includes the Illustrator Bootcamp, six hours of personalized private tutoring, and the Adobe Certified Professional exam for Illustrator with a free retake. Master the art of creating stunning vector graphics and illustrations, and elevate your career with a prestigious certification, validating your expertise in graphic design and digital illustration.

(376) All levels 18 and older
$1,699

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Adobe Illustrator Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to draw and edit vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course covers the basics and advanced features, including the Pen tool, effects, layers, masks, and more. Perfect for creating logos, icons, and packaging.

(376) All levels 13 and older

Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Discover the power of vector graphics and create stunning designs with the industry-leading software. Master the art of crisp and clean images for logos, icons, fashion, packaging, and more with the comprehensive Adobe Illustrator course at NYIM Training. Unleash your creativity and learn the essential tools and techniques needed to bring your ideas to life.

(742) All levels 18 and older
$975

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Illustrator in a Day

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Discover the art of scalable vector graphics and master Illustrator's Pen tool in this immersive one-day class at NYIM Training. Unleash your creative potential and build an impressive design portfolio with the guidance of industry professionals at Noble Desktop. Enroll now and dive into the world of Illustrator in just one day.

(742) All levels 18 and older

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn Adobe Illustrator at your own pace with private 1-on-1 training available daily with either in-person or online sessions. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with specific goals or training needs. Private sessions can accommodate all skill levels.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$150
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Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 1

ONLC Training Centers - Virtually Online

Master the essential skills of Adobe Illustrator in this comprehensive course at ONLC Training Centers. Learn how to navigate the Illustrator interface, create complex drawings, manipulate shapes and paths, utilize typography, and organize your artwork using layers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this class will enhance your proficiency in Adobe Illustrator.

(7) Beginner 18 and older
$795

2 sessions

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Illustrator Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Master the art of Adobe Illustrator in just 5 days with this comprehensive course offered by Training Connection. From interface navigation to complex illustrations, you'll learn all the tips, tricks, techniques, and shortcuts professional designers use in the real world. Ideal for designers, marketers, and aspiring graphic designers.

(160) All levels 14 and older
$1,795

5 sessions

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Illustrator Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Learn how to master Adobe Illustrator in this hands-on training course at Training Connection. Our experienced instructors will guide you through real-world projects, teaching you the correct workflow, essential tools, and useful shortcuts to enhance your production speed. Gain valuable skills and receive a certificate of completion.

(160) Beginner 14 and older
$1,295

3 sessions

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Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 2

ONLC Training Centers @ Online Classroom

Enhance your Illustrator expertise with our Level 2 training, focusing on advanced techniques and time-saving shortcuts. Dive into challenging projects and explore in-depth topics to elevate your design proficiency. Whether on Mac or PC, master Illustrator skills for a seamless creative journey.

(7) Intermediate 18 and older
$795

2 sessions

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Illustrator Quickstart

Training Connection @ Online

Learn the essential tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator in just one day with this beginner class at Training Connection. Create stunning artwork, incorporate typography, and prepare your images for the web and social media. Don't miss out on this opportunity to master Illustrator.

(160) Beginner 14 and older
$495
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+4950 pts
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Illustrator Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

Take your Adobe Illustrator skills to the next level with this advanced course from Training Connection. Learn how to master complex projects and enhance your workflow with the guidance of professional illustrators. Unlock the full potential of Adobe Illustrator and elevate your design skills.

(160) Advanced 14 and older
$895

2 sessions

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Illustrator Part 1

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ Online Classroom

Learn the essential skills of Adobe Illustrator in this comprehensive online course. Gain hands-on experience drawing shapes, manipulating paths, and working with color. Explore typography, object stacking, and exporting your creations for both print and web applications.

(21) Beginner 18 and older
$649
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+6490 pts
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Illustrator Part 2

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ Online Classroom

Take your Illustrator skills to the next level with this advanced online course. Learn advanced path manipulation, patterns, gradient mesh, masking techniques, and more. Enhance your artwork and prepare it for print or web deployment.

(21) Intermediate 18 and older
$699
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Reviews for Illustrator Classes in Chicago

Illustrator Classes in Chicago are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,455 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Reviewed by Amelia C. on 3/13/2024
    This was exactly what I was looking for and what I needed. I look forward to more targeted sessions!
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Anonymous review on 3/6/2024
    I recently had the opportunity to take a private Adobe Illustrator class, and it was an incredibly beneficial experience. The personalized nature of the session allowed me to focus on developing fundamental skills at my own pace. Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, I delved into the basic tools and functionalities of Adobe Illustrator, which was particularly helpful as a beginner. The instructor's clear explanations and thorough coverage of essential tools provided a solid foundation for me to build upon. By the end of the session, I felt more confident navigating the software and creating simple illustrations. Overall, the private class served as an effective starting point for my journey into the world of digital design.
  • Illustrator Part 2

    Reviewed by Evan W. on 8/26/2019
    Great instructor and Phenomenal class, I'd take part 3 but only Thursday dates and i need a weekend!
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Reviewed by Leah K. on 8/16/2019
    Laura was great!
  • Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Chelsea M. on 9/6/2018
    This class was great! It was great to learn 3 lessons per session. The instructors were very sweet and helpful!
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Reviewed by Nell on 8/6/2018
    The training session was amazing! I have tried to learn Illustrator before in other classes but it never really "stuck" or felt intuitive until now. Laura really knows her stuff and she organized the session around how I need to apply it. Definitely a breakthrough, thank you!
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Reviewed by Luis C. on 5/30/2018
    Instructor was super patient and knowledgeable. She also provided me with methods that weren’t talked about in my online tutorials on Lynda.com. I left the session feeling good about what I had learned.
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Reviewed by Luis on 5/29/2018
    My instructor was very attentive and helpful in helping me understand the mechanics of achieving the effects I was after while understanding that I needed to cover a lot of issues in a short amount of time. Also, she instructed affably and with patience.
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Anonymous review on 4/3/2018
    Amazing, Laura is wonderful
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial (Private Training)

    Anonymous review on 4/3/2018
    Loved the class. Laura was very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful.

Discover the Best Illustrator Classes in Chicago

Adobe Illustrator is a graphics editor and design program used to create logos, social media graphics, posters, print ads, and complex illustrations for any medium. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud which features Photoshop, InDesign, and Premeire Pro to name a few. Unlike its sister program, Photoshop, which deals with raster graphics, Illustrator is vector based. Vector graphics don’t lose their quality when scaled up or down, making them perfect for print materials and campaigns. 

Anyone interested in digital marketing or graphic design needs Illustrator in their toolkit. Learning to use Illustrator opens doors both personally and professionally. It allows you to explore your creativity via graphic design and enrich your skill set in case you’re in search of a career shift. Simply put, you don’t want to try to break into the digital marketing field without Illustrator experience. Mastering Illustrator looks good on a resume, but the main value comes from the confidence you’ll gain in your graphic abilities. 

Best Illustrator Classes & Schools in Chicago

Chicago is a hot spot for learning and using all things Creative Cloud. Companies are in need of creative, skillful graphic designers and illustrators to grow their brands, spice up ad campaigns, and sell their image. Taking an Illustrator class in Chicago will give you a competitive edge in this marketing driven metropolis. Luckily, there are many to choose from! 

One of the best schools offering Illustrator classes in Chicago is Computer Training Source, Inc. They’ve offered computer software training classes for businesses and individuals since 1991, and it’s the go-to spot for in-person classes for a few reasons. First, the instructors at CTS are chosen for their knowledge of the software they are teaching as well as their ability to present topics in a clear and concise manner. Second, CTS keeps class sizes small. The small classes ensure you’ll receive important personal attention and 1-on-1 time in case you hit any snags while learning Illustrator. Lastly, CTS has multiple learning centers in Downtown Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville, making it easier to find a class in your area.

There are many Illustrator options to choose from at CTS, the first being Illustrator Part 1. This course is a beginner level class that will get down to the basics of Illustrator. You’ll learn to draw shapes, use color, and manipulate paths. It also covers basic typography, grouping content, object stacking order, print considerations, layers, and exporting your work for both print and web. There’s a lot to learn when it comes to Illustrator, and this course gives you the comprehensive introduction you’ll need. Illustrator Part 1 is for ages 18 and older and has an average class size of around 10. Visit CourseHorse to check out pricing info and to book your spot. 

Also offered at CTS is Illustrator Part 2. This course is offered at an intermediate level, meaning you need to have some prior Illustrator knowledge. Your best path is to take Illustrator Part 1 at CTS, then advance to Part 2, but if you already have some Illustrator experience, you should feel very comfortable with the coursework. Illustrator Part 2 teaches you advanced path manipulation and appearance controls. It covers patterns, symbols, brushes, gradient mesh, perspective drawing, masking techniques, creative effects, print proofing and exporting directly to the web. This class is ages 18 and up and has an average class size of 10. You can check out the course page for booking and pricing info at CourseHorse

Illustrator Part 3is also offered in-person at CTS, so you can conveniently cover every aspect of Illustrator with the same institution! This course is offered at all levels, but it is recommended you have at least a good grasp on beginner skills. Illustrator Part 3 teaches you the practical application of content based on what you’ve learned in previous Illustrator classes, so the more you know, the more you will benefit from this class. It focuses on content management, streamlining work‐flow and real world design techniques. It’s the perfect course for those looking to round out their Illustrator skills and get a full grasp on how to use those skills outside of the classroom. Like Part 1 and Part 2, Illustrator Part 3 is an ages 18 and up course with an average class size of 10. 

If you can’t make an in-person class work or simply prefer to learn from the comfort of your own home, Noble Desktop offers numerous Illustrator courses at beginner to advanced levels. 

Noble Desktop is one of the leading online design and coding schools. It boasts an extensive catalog of creative and technical courses including Illustrator in a Day, a 6-hour course that quickly gets you familiar with the essentials. In this course you’ll learn how to create shapes and use the pen tool to draw vector graphics. By the end of this one-day class you’ll be able to control the pen tool, draw straight lines and curves, use colors, layers, brushes, trace images, and create custom artwork!

If you want to learn Illustrator in greater depth, check out their Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp, a comprehensive course that teaches you to master Illustrator in just a few weeks. From logos to patterns, packaging and type, you’ll learn exactly what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics throughout the course, using standard drawing tools, the pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, laysers, blends, and more essential toolkit items. This course will also show you how to more easily create complex shapes out of basic shapes that are easier to draw. 

Check out scheduling and price info, as well as other course options at Noble Desktop. 

Chicago Industries That Use Illustrator

Chicago is teeming with industries in need of skilled graphic designers, brand managers, and marketing professionals. You can use your Illustrator knowledge almost anywhere in the city, but a few industries tend to be a popular match. 

The marketing industry involves promoting brands and campaigns to target audiences using print, television, web, or social media advertisements. Professionals in the marketing industry have various job responsibilities depending on the position they are in. Content Developers work on creating the marketing materials for the campaigns. These materials include brochures, infographics, advertisements, videos, and social media content.

With the rise of digital and social media marketing, the marketing industry expects to grow 10% over the current decade. This is considerably faster than the average growth for jobs in the nation. Over the years, marketing has become a highly competitive industry, and having Illustrator experience will put you ahead of the curve.

The fashion industry involves designing and creating clothing, accessories, and footwear. While there are various aspects to the fashion industry, most commonly, you will find Fashion Designer positions. Fashion designers sketch out designs, select the fabrics, and give instructions on how to make the products to create original designs. Accessory Designers follow the same process, specializing in items like handbags, suitcases, belts, scarves, and more. Costume Designers focus on designing and creating pieces for the performing arts and motion pictures. 

Architecture is another field in need of talented Illustrators. The architecture industry involves the planning and designing of houses, offices, factories, and other structures. Professionals will have various responsibilities depending on their position within the industry. Architects focus on the plans and designs for buildings while preparing the structure specifications. Civil Engineers design and build infrastructure projects. Construction Managers oversee the process of creating the structure. Drafters focus on converting the designs of architects into technical drawings. 

Finally, many sectors are involved in the art and design industry, including illustration, professional photography, video game design, animation, theater, interior design, and film. Content creation can contribute to business marketing, branding, packaging, and sales in art and design careers.

Illustrator Jobs & Salaries in Chicago

Since there is no shortage of industries that utilize Illustrator skills, there’s no shortage of jobs to choose from. Content Developers in Chicago make anywhere from $62,383 a year as Instructional Designers to $118,000 as Senior Content Managers. Content Writers, Content Marketers, and Web Content Specialists are also in demand. Social Media Content Creators and Graphic Designers make anywhere from $40 to $50 thousand to start. Outside of the content creation field, Marketing Analysts start around $78,000 a year while Construction Managers can make around $90,000. No matter what industry you’re interested in, you’ll find a use for your Illustrator skills.

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