Past Meetup

How to Draw Quick, Useful, UI Sketches

Hosted by Girl Develop It Los Angeles

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Price: $50.00 /per person

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Join Lane for this four-hour workshop and pick up some new skills you can use right away in your own projects.

This class will cover:

• Types of sketches

• Why sketch?

• Sketching materials

• Grids, containers and functional groupings

• Developing your personal UI shorthand

This workshop is appropriate for designers, product managers, Web developers, software engineers or anyone else who needs to think about or communicate concepts for digital products. No prior artistic or drawing experience necessary. If you can draw a circle, a square and a triangle, you've already got the basics covered!

Learning how to quickly sketch screen layouts and UI elements helps you think through design problems, communicate ideas to other people, collaborate, and reduce the need for pixel-perfect deliverables. Join Lane for this workshop and pick up some new skills you can use right away in your own projects.


Immediately following the workshop, we'll be hosting lunch at the venue sponsored by SendGrid. If you'd like to stay afterward for food, drinks, and conversation about UX and UX careers, you are welcome to do so.

Instructor: Lane Halley

About Lane Halley

Lane Halley is a digital product designer and UX coach for Agile and Lean Startup teams. She has worked with Philosophie (, Carbon Five (, LUXr (, Hot Studio (, Liquidnet (, Cooper (, and Electronic Arts ( Lane has a broad understanding of UX practices in many settings and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

An active supporter of her professional community, Lane is a founding member of Balanced Team ( and mentors Lean Startup Machine ( and Los Angeles StartupWeekend ( Recent speaking engagements include UX Week, ( Lean UX NYC (, The Lean Startup Conference (, QconSF ( and Agile UX NYC (

Lane blogs at "The Apprentice Path (" and tweets as @thinknow (

If fewer than 10 students register for this workshop, we may postpone or cancel it. In that event, a refund or class credit will be available to all students who have paid to attend.

What to bring

We will provide all the materials you need for this class. A computer is not required for this workshop. An (optional) internet-connected device (phone, tablet, computer) can be helpful to look up references during the class. Huge thanks to SendGrid for providing the materials for our students for this workshop!


Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this workshop? Apply for a GDI scholarship (


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for the workshop, please post in the comments below, or contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

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