Domestika is one of the fastest-growing communities in the creative industry. The online platform was born to pursue a powerful goal: sharing knowledge within a community of passionate creatives of all levels and backgrounds.
Its online courses differ from other platforms in a few ways. For instance, it’s not a subscription-based service; you only pay for the content you want, when you want it, and can enjoy unlimited views of the course’s lessons. Unlike other creative learning platforms, the courses are professionally produced. Each aspect of the course is carefully planned and produced by a team of experts; from finding the ideal teacher for each topic to creating a course plan with clear objectives.
Lovers of the creative arts are joining our rapidly expanding community to learn, experiment, and share their progress. Here are some of Domestika’s most popular courses in design, illustration, lettering, and sketching.
There are more creative areas to explore on Domestika.org, and it’s a good time to start too, all courses are available for just US$9.90 each for Black Friday (starts today!). Plus, for a limited time you can enjoy an extra 10% off with the promo code BOOOOOOOM-10. Head over here to check out their wide selection of courses!
Creative Portrait Illustration with Procreate — a course by Samuel Rodriguez
Procreate has changed the game for artists today, gone are the days when you had to wait for paint to dry before adding on a new layer, now it’s all in your hands. Samuel Rodriguez, renowned artist in the California art community has leveraged this app’s full capacity, creating stunning digital portraits that illustrate the diverse mix of cultures around him.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use Procreate to give your portrait illustrations a creative, abstract twist by using color, lettering, and shapes. Delve into Samuel’s world, where he combines his graffiti background and studies in Fine Arts, to seamlessly infuse abstract art into digital portraits.
Transforming Your Creative Ideas into Personal Projects — a course by Ji Lee
No matter what is your area of expertise or what kind of new interest you want to pursue. How would you like learning from Instagram and Facebook Creative Director? Besides this shiny title, Ji Lee’s personal projects have appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, and BBC.
In this course, he will show you how to find inspiration through creative exercises that will break you out of your comfort zone. Learn about the transformative power of personal projects and turn your ideas into shareable stories.
Logo Design: From Concept to Presentation — a course by Sagi Haviv
Balancing simplicity and distinctiveness is one of the most difficult tasks in graphic design, and it can be difficult to achieve these goals while designing a new brand identity or logo.
Sagi Haviv is a New York-based graphic designer and a partner in the design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Among the over 60 identity programs he has designed are the logos for the US Open Tennis Championships, Leonard Bernstein at 100, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, and LA Reid’s Hitco Entertainment. In this course, he will help you break some misconceptions about design and will help you elevate your work and your portfolio.
The Art of Sketching: Transform Your Doodles into Art — a course by Mattias Adolfsson
You’ve probably seen Mattias Adolfsson work in The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, or in some collaboration with one of his clients, such as Disney, Dreamworks, and Cartoon Network. This Swedish illustrator is worldwide famous for the beauty of his intricate and detailed sketchbooks.
Mattias will show you that your sketches have the power to guide you through a new creative process and find your voice and style as an artist. Unfold your ideas simply by doodling with your observation and imagination.
Illustrated Digital Lettering — a course by Birgit Palma
An alternative approach to typography is simply playing with it while enjoying the process to create something unique. In this course, you’ll learn to add depth and meaning to words with layers of emotion and meaning.
This is Birgit Palma’s vision, a renowned illustrator and lettering artist whose clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, Red Bull, and Adobe.
Introduction to Brush Lettering — a course by James Lewis
It’s amazing to think just over seven years ago, the social media sensation James Lewis thought his handwriting was simply awful. That’s why he decided to devote himself to improving it, which has led him to becoming an authority in hand lettering and calligraphy, with clients like Pepsi, Amazon, the BBC, or Montblanc.
In this course, James teaches you the basics to learn the art of brush lettering. Create stunning illustrations and impress both your clients and your social media followers.