While creating the hippo sign we applied our previously learned skills on the pen tool and other shape tools. We learned how to make different shapes and group them together, how to use the arrangement of the shapes to layer pieces on top and behind other shapes. The text tool was introduced to us in illustrator when we created the text. I personally added a drop shadow to the text for it to stand out and give it more appeal. I created a shadow around the hippo with a duplicate to give a black outline. We used a lot of copy and pasting to maintain the symmetry of the hippo.