EPN WORKSHOP: Adobe Illustrator – Essentials of the software, user interface and sample designs

  12 December 2013 07:00 – 09:00

  EPN Office @ Auguste Reyerslaan 207, 1030 Schaarbeek, België



Adobe Illustrator

Essentials of the software, user interface and sample designs


Ali Uysal

Zaman Benelux – Graphic Designer


Date: 12 Dec 2013 – Thursday

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: EPN (Auguste Reyerslaan 207/3, 1030 BRUSSELS)

Lecturer: Ali Uysal-Grafik Tasarımcı, Zaman Benelux

Topic: Essentials of the Adobe Illustrator, user interface and sample designs

Language: Turkish

We are living in an era when the importance of visual communication and design rapidly increases. No matter in which sector or position we work, we have to deal with visual arts and graphics as they are indispensible for institutional and individual communication. As EPN Technology and Engineering Platform, we are going to cover the Adobe Illustrator software, which is used for crafting digital logos, graphics and preparing contents for magazines, books, newspapers, adverts, posters and websites, at this month’s workshop. Mr. Ali Uysal, who works for the international newspaper Zaman Benelux as a graphic designer, will show the EPN members that are interested in the topic the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and look over some samples. We will be pleased to have your presence at this in-depth workshop which, we believe, will be helpful for those who want to expand their skill set, learn advanced techniques in Illustrator and improve the quality of their work.


Brief Biography of Ali Uysal

Ali Uysal studied electrical technology as secondary vocational education and Mathematics as higher vocational education in the Netherlands. Following graduation, he took up graphic design as a career through courses on DTP (Desktop Publishing). He worked at a Dutch printing house as a desktop publisher for five years and, in 2005, he started to work for the Zaman newspaper’s Netherlands office. Then he moved to Belgium in 2005 due to the restructuring of the Zaman Benelux newspaper. Uysal still works as a page designer at Zaman Vandaag publishing in Dutch.

Uysal is using the design tools of QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Adobe Acroba.  



7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  Intro to Illustrator

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm:  Sample works


Ps. All guests attending this workshop are kindly requested to register by email to register@epnetwork.eu or by calling +32 (0) 2 734 7900 until Dec. 11, 2013.

 * The participants are advised to bring their own personal computers if they wish to experiment with the techniques presented at the workshop.  

Workshop Report

Ali Uysal, a graphic designer at the international newspaper of Zaman Benelux, gave a lecture on Adobe Illustrator, software used by artists and graphic designers to create scalable vector artwork for use in projects for both print and web. The designer explained and demonstrated the features and functions of the software while the participants simultaneously followed Uysal’s instructions in their own computers. Also, comparing Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, Uysal explained what each of these programs can do that others can’t.