Photo Zillastration with Robert Generette III

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! -Join illustrator and educator, Rob Generette III (a.k.a Rob Zilla) for a photo illustration workshop on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30pm at General Assembly.

Rob is a formidable force in the world of vector illustration and a mainstay at Adobe conferences and in the sports world. His portraits have appeared in sports arenas, broadcasts and footwear.

During the workshop, Rob will introduce you to his work and Adobe Fresco, Adobe’s drawing and painting app. Using a provided photo, you’ll get hands-on experience with brushes, textures, layer management, printing and more as you create your own masterpiece.

Participants must bring their own iPad and charging cord and download Adobe Fresco in advance.

The target level for this workshop is those with zero to intermediate experience illustrating vector graphics.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to navigate Adobe Fresco
  • Essential tools and panels
  • Color correction using adjustment layers
  • Brushes, stroke, textures, patterns, effects, etc.
  • A document of tips, links and resources will be shared with attendees following the class.


AIGA Members: $30-50

Non-Members: $80

Our Instructor

Robert Generette III

Robert Generette III (aka Rob Zilla) is an award winning illustrator, former art educator and self-proclaimed “vector art monster.” Under the pseudonym Rob Zilla III, he uses an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil to create compelling sports illustrations and portraitures for clients ranging from Adobe, Nike, NBA, MLS, MLB, ESPN, Cycle, and XBOX. Rob attributes his success to traditional art experiences, layer management and his willingness to try new things.

Transportation, parking, and accessibility

All transportation can be found on the General Assembly’s Website. Please note there will be a Washington Capitals game at the Capital One center. Plan your travel time accordingly.

Metro: Gallery Place

Parking: Street and Garage Parking

General Assembly is on the second floor. If you need access to an elevator, use the call box or call (646)276-7497 and to have someone come down and unlock the elevator.

If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with Dian Holton by February 13.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

The Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

Illustration and design courtesy of Robert Generette III @rob_zilla

When & Where
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
General Assembly Washington DC
509 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004