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cydwhitIllustrator is incredibly powerful and kind of a pain to get the hang of, sort of like the rest of the Adobe CC in my opinion. However, with an agenda and the Adobe CC I am 100% convinced you can change the world however you need to, they are really cool tools.
Learn about vector images, learn how to use the pen tool, start memorizing keyboard shortcuts and just play with it a little. Once you need to do specific projects just google tutorials, there are good ones out there for almost anything.
Here's something I made in Illustrator (with a little Photoshop help)