A lot of people ask me about my process or how these pieces could possibly be done in vector. Its because vector is magic and awesome and will bite your face off. Haha, okay really probably not, but it is awesome. I use adobe illustrator and construct the whole piece there first.
This image shows a fade from the vector and gradients to the vector paths underlying it all. The bottom strip shows a pull apart of two of the elements, the left glasses lens and the one hovi mic. I had a student once describe vector art as building a piece of art with magic construction paper. That is true. You have to approach it similarly. You are cutting out shapes and building them on top of each other. Shape on top of shape. Stacked up to the ceiling.