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User Interface Design with Sketch

  • Apr 21, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

Adam Howell joins us to talk about Sketch's unique offerings, why it has such a bright future ahead of it, and where it can fit into you and your team's current workflow.

Adam started his design career not by learning how to use Photoshop – like a normal person – but by learning how to use, what was then, Macromedia Fireworks 2. Unlike Photoshop, Fireworks was built with the web and interface design in mind from the very beginning, and that always appealed to him.

Over the years he stuck with Fireworks through thick and thin. But then, last year, Adobe announced the inevitable – they were killing off Fireworks. And he was now left with a gaping hole in his design workflow.

Enter Sketch.

Like Fireworks, Sketch is a vector graphics app that's been built from the ground up with web and interface design in mind. Also, like Fireworks, it has its strengths and its weaknesses. And, even though Photoshop and Illustrator will most likely always have a prominent place in our workflows, Sketch has enough unique offerings to earn its place right alongside those stalwarts.

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  • Tiffany T.

    This was my first UI/UX meetup and I have to say that I really enjoyed Adam's superb presentation! Everyone was also really friendly.

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for the feedback everyone! I really appreciate you taking the time.

    2 · April 22, 2014

  • Scott D.

    Good stuff! Really looking forward to digging into the capabilities of Sketch 3.

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Very nice presentation. I am ready to jump into Sketch 3 with vim and vigor!

    April 21, 2014

  • Alberta R.

    Great presentation! Definitely going to give it a test drive in beta. Thank You!

    April 21, 2014

  • Harold W.

    Great intro to Sketch! Thanks for the presentation, Adam.

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • nate

    Sketch 3 just released and is only $50. I had a hard time finding it until someone posted the direct link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketch/id852320343

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • Will H.

      Maria. Thanks for the lolz. They have totally (and literally) come at your expense. :D

      April 14, 2014

  • Will H.

    This was bouncing around twitter this weekend: https://twitter.com/danielchooper/status/449580070110117888

    April 1, 2014

  • Matt P.

    Looking forward to seeing this! Even though I bought Sketch, I still haven't been able to divorce myself from Photoshop.

    March 12, 2014

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