Visual identity design with an illustrated soul

A course by Ryan Dean Sprague , Illustrator and graphic designer

Illustrator and graphic designer. Dallas, United States.
Joined January 2021

Unleash your creativity and create a unique visual identity that captures brand's essence.

  • 100% positive reviews (6)
  • 392 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Unleash your creativity and create a unique visual identity that captures brand's essence.

A course by Ryan Dean Sprague

Immerse yourself in the captivating world where art and music intersect with the illustrator and graphic designer, Ryan Dean Sprague. You'll learn how to channel your artistic abilities into crafting stunning illustrations for a variety of products, adding your unique touch to each creation. Ryan will guide you through the process of finding the perfect balance between your personal style and the requirements of a brief, ensuring your work truly resonates.

In this online course, you'll discover the fascinating relationship between visual imagery and melodic rhythms. No matter your skill level, Ryan will share invaluable techniques to help you bring your ideas to life. Dive into the connection between music and art, exploring how they can influence human behavior and emotions. And discover the art of sketching, transforming your ideas into tangible concepts. You'll refine your linework, add text, experiment with shades, colors, and textures, and prepare your designs for presentation.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 18 downloads

Gathering Inspiration
8 minutes, 39 seconds
19 minutes, 19 seconds
Linework 1
19 minutes, 23 seconds
Linework 2
19 minutes, 16 seconds
Linework 3
18 minutes, 26 seconds
Shading and Color 1
20 minutes, 33 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (6)
  • 392 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 54m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Throughout this course, your creative journey will culminate in a captivating final project. Guided by Ryan Dean Sprague, you'll have the opportunity to compose a stunning design for your favorite artist or your dream client. Drawing upon the skills and techniques you've acquired, you'll create an original illustration that captures the essence of the subject, infusing it with your unique artistic flair.

Who is this online course for?

This course is a haven for anyone passionate about illustration and music. Whether you're a budding artist seeking to enhance your skills or a seasoned creative professional looking for fresh inspiration, Ryan Dean Sprague's expertise will ignite your creativity. No matter your experience level, this course welcomes individuals eager to explore the captivating connection between art and music and unleash their artistic potential.

Requirements and materials

To fully engage in this course, you'll need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Having a grasp of these essential tools will allow you to dive into the creative process seamlessly. Alongside your software skills, a genuine passion for illustration and music is the key ingredient to make the most of this transformative learning experience.


392 Students
6 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Ryan Dean Sprague

A course by Ryan Dean Sprague

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and graphic designer

Ryan Dean Sprague is an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer, renowned for his captivating work and distinct artistic style. With over a decade of experience, he has collaborated with renowned artists, brands, and music festivals worldwide, including Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Patagonia, and Bonnaroo, to name a few.

As the founder of Pavlov Visuals, Ryan brings his passion for art and music to life, crafting stunning visual identities for bands and singers. His illustrations exude a vintage appeal, inspired by the aesthetics of the '60s and '70s, while incorporating a modern twist. Ryan's creative process is driven by a desire to transport viewers to new worlds and offer unique perspectives through his art.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Design and Exploration

    • Illustration for the Soul, Design for the Music
    • Understanding the Client
    • Gathering Inspiration
  • U3

    Making the Illustration

    • Sketching
    • Linework 1
    • Linework 2
    • Linework 3
    • Typography
    • Shading and Color 1
    • Shading and Color 2
    • Shading and Color 3
    • Texture
  • U4

    Presenting the Illustration

    • Setup for Printing
    • Mock-Ups and Presentation 1
    • Mock-Ups and Presentation 2
    • Presenting to Clients
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing Logos with an Illustrated Soul

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Visual identity design with an illustrated soul. Design course by Ryan Dean Sprague

Visual identity design with an illustrated soul

A course by Ryan Dean Sprague
Illustrator and graphic designer. Dallas, United States.
Joined January 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (6)
  • 392 students