Isometric Design for Beginners

Course description

Isometric Design is everywhere—illustrations, icons, video games, etc. And, while working in 3D can sometimes be overwhelming, it doesn't have to be! No matter your skill level or what program you are using this class is sure to start you off right with the wonderful world of isometric design.

What You'll learn

  • the fundamentals of working in the isometric perspective
  • creating an isometric sketch
  • how to set up your document
  • converting flat shapes into perspective views
  • working with different stroke weights
  • how to easily change the colours of your entire piece
  • all sorts of tips and tricks for working in Adobe Illustrator

You'll even be getting a set of super cool actions for Adobe Illustrator that's going to make typically repetitive tasks a thing of the past.


Create an isometric design of an object from around the house.

This could be an appliance, an electronic, a piece of furniture—anything. My recommendation is that for your first piece you choose something that is quite boxy but of course, anything is possible :)

Course outline

Lesson 1: understanding isometric perspective

Before jumping into vectors it is important for us to learn how the isometric perspective actually works.

Lesson 2: Sketching

In this lesson we will go over sketching a blender in isometric so that things are a lot easier once in Illustrator.

lesson 3: document preparation

Learn how to set up your document for working in isometric as well as the fundamental technique for transforming any shape into any perspective. This is also where you will be introduced to the included set of actions.

lesson 4: designing in isometric

With our sketch and document all ready to go it is time to create our isometric design in Adobe Illustrator. You'll be following along with the class assignment to produce your very own isometric object.


About the teacher

Hayden Aube is a designer-turned-illustrator with an obsession for how we learn. Having made many big transitions in his life and career, Hayden now channels his time into helping other artists get where they want to be. This means tutorials, coaching and several community-based initiatives. To stay sharp, Hayden maintains a freelance illustration business, creates a variety of personal projects and is always enrolled in an online or in-person course himself.

Really clear presentation of the material. I also love that it was on the shorter side, he got to the point and didn’t take 2 hours to get there.
— Kait Beck
I’ve always wanted to learn how to draw in isometric form. This is the best instruction about it that I’ve ever seen. Thank you to the moon Hayden! You’re awesome!
— Sam Camero
Clear and concise. Actions are a godsend.
— Michael Kochenburger

This course and many more for just $9/month