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Sketch Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

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What this is

You already know the basics on Sketch; now you want to get into more advanced stuff, right? Well, let's learn together! We’ll do it in person, with a small group (12 max), one-on-one. The old-fashioned way.

We'll go over some advanced techniques like using symbols and libraries. We'll quickly create a style guide, a simple library, and a prototype for a mobile app.


What we'll learn

The Basics (just a recap, we'll stop if anyone needs a refresh on this)

• Why using Sketch?

• A look at the UI

- Toolbar and how to customise it

- Layers and Pages List

- Inspector Panel

- Canvas and Artboards

• Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

• Using Artboards

• Understanding Colours in Sketch

• Graphic Styles

• Text Styles

• Using Symbols on Sketch!

• Making elements exportable

• Quick Useful Tips

- Smart Guides

- Rounded Corners

- Spacing and Aligning


• Symbol and Group Resizing with Examples

- Stretch

- Pin to corner

- Resize Object

- Float in Place

• Creating and managing symbols

• Nested Symbols!

• Creating a symbol library.


• Masking

• Combining Shapes

• CSS Styles

• Layout Grids

• The most awesome plugins.

• InVision’s Craft Plugin

- Sync

- Data

- Duplicate

- Library

• Using Zeplin to handoff designs to developers


• Custom Shapes, Radius, and Points

• Drag out to create an Asset

• Rotate Copies

• Round to pixel

• Quick Tips

- Multiple Duplicate

- Math in Field

- Rounded corners editing

- To Front, To Back


• Creating a Style Guide

• Creating a Library

• Building our First Prototype


Who is it for

This is a workshop for people who have been using Sketch and feel like they know all the basics and want to move to the next step. Designers who want to learn symbol best practices, using libraries, plugins, developer hand-off, and other cool stuff.

IMPORTANT: For this workshop is better if you already know the basics.


What this is NOT

This is not a User Experience workshop, we focus on learning Sketch App and other tools that complement it. This is a technical crash course where we start from the basic tools and we go through some advanced features that will allow you to start thinking in design systems using Sketch (like using nested symbols), but this won't teach you “design thinking”. But I believe that learning the tools empowers designers to start thinking about the bigger picture :)


What you need

• Bring your laptop! You'll need a MacBook or Windows running OS X virtual environment.

• Sketch ( or above. You can get a 30-day free trial.

• Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) or newer

• Feel free to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage).

• Come hungry! We'll have cheese and jalapeño pizza (if you have a dietary restriction, please let me know)



I started this group to share how to use cool screen-design tools. I want to give a new take on the old way of teaching; one on one, in a small but efficient workshop—packing the most important stuff in a few hours. I want you to see tools as an extension of yourself, something that empowers you, not something you're struggling with. Let's learn together!

Looking forward to creating awesome stuff with you!

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