Flat design is a design style that boasts simple, two-dimensional elements and generally makes use of bright colors. It is often contrasted to the skeuomorphic style that gives the illusion of three dimensions by imitating real-life properties. Flat design was originally developed for responsive UI design, where a website’s content scales smoothly depending on the device’s screen size.
With the use of simple shapes and minimal textures, flat design ensures that responsive designs work well. And load fast. A lot of artists and designers prefer creating their work in flat because this style is minimal, eye-pleasing, and very versatile.
In this video, you'll learn how to design flat characters by using the Pen, Pencil, Node, and Shape Tool.
Soodabeh is an Iranian freelance illustrator and icon designer with a passion for flat style. You’ll find her educational style calming, soothing, and perfect for beginners.