Illustrator instructor Laura CoyleIllustrator instructor Laura Coyle

In over 20 years as a freelance illustrator I have relied daily on Adobe Illustrator for producing my art. When my friend and Photoshop guru Renee Pearson invited me to be the Illustrator instructor at her online software training school, I jumped at the chance to try something new. I quickly found that I enjoy talking about anchor points almost as much as I enjoy arranging them into a picture. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching Adobe Illustrator to hundreds of students. I host a popular YouTube channel, and was honored to be a presenter at Creative Pro Week 2017 and a webinar presenter for tablet maker Wacom. My work has been featured in Smashing Magazine and in the Illustrator CC WOW! Book. 

I started as a place to host my library of tutorials and Illustrator classes after closed it’s doors in 2014. To access the class library, simply subscribe to illustratoring e-news to receive the password. Subscribers who use the classes are encouraged to contribute on a Pay What You Wish basis. I’m thankful to all who have contributed to maintain this site and class library.

My most recent Illustrator classes are at Pluralsight.coman Adobe-Authorized resource for software training. I’m thrilled to be working with Pluralsight, sharing my favorite Illustrator techniques in courses like: Illustratoring with Laura Coyle, Illustrator CC Working With 3D, Illustrator CC Pen Tool, and many more.

More about Laura

Laura Coyle grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her BFA in Illustration from Auburn University. She began her freelance career in the East Village, leaving her portfolios with seemingly every art director in New York City, while working part time as a photographer’s assistant. She returned to Atlanta to make illustration her full time job, and developed a notable client list working on projects for major brands like Amazon, Hallmark and Target. Hasbro commissioned Laura to design a refresh of the classic Parcheesi game board in her signature style. Her greeting cards for Papyrus and paper product designs appear on store shelves across the country. Laura has illustrated advertising and editorial assignments for American Express, UPS, The Wall Street Journal, Proctor and Gamble and many others.

Laura lives in Atlanta with her husband Clayton, an architect, in their 1950’s ranch house which they renovated together. When she’s not drawing, designing, or teaching Illustrator, Laura sings with a local Jazz band at venues around Atlanta.

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All content on this site is copyright ©Laura Coyle 2017 (unless otherwise noted). You may print or download excerpts for your personal, non-commercial use, but please do not distribute or commercially exploit the content without gaining prior written permission from Laura Coyle.