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Doreen R.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Presentation Design
  • UX & UI
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Figma
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • UX Design
  • Adobe XD
  • Wireframing
  • Journey Mapping
  • User Experience Design
  • Mockup

As a creative with a background in neuroscience and mathematics, I offer all sorts of graphic design work; illustrations & infographics, UI/UX design for both desktop and mobile applications, layouts, presentations, and general branding, for which I specialise in projects that require making any type of complex data visually approachable. I have been working with a variety of different companies, agencies and start ups for more than 10 years, and am currently based in London and Berlin. Please find a selection of work over here: doreen-r.com/selection You are welcome to get in touch with any questions.

Artur P.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • User Experience Design
  • User Experience
  • React
  • User-Centered Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Prototyping
  • Sass
  • SaaS
  • Information Architecture
  • InVision
  • Figma

I help inventors to design Human-Centric web & mobile applications that simply solve complex problems making the world more enjoyable. 🙂 Check my portfolio: 👉 systemsforhumans.com --- 👍 Why me? • I have 12 years of experience in IT, 6 years in UX/UI Design and I worked 2 years as Head of Product in a travel tech startup, • My portfolio is full of complex cross-platform applications, primarily data-heavy SaaS platforms that are online to this day, • I perfectly know the design and development process and can lead you from the ideation phase to the product launch, • I maximize product value while minimizing development costs because I...

Yongki A.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Website Development
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • WordPress Plugin
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • WordPress Multisite
  • WordPress Theme
  • Ecommerce Website
  • API Integration
  • Divi
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress Development
  • Website Migration

Over 7,000 hours on Upwork with a 100% job success rate More than 9 years of experience in WordPress theme & plugin development working with many clients from various industries and sizes. If you are looking for a developer or a team that's reliable, trustworthy, and able to provide comprehensive solutions for your business. stop searching and let's discuss your project. I'm always committed to delivering high-quality results and distance is not a problem for me to work effectively with you. I will be very communicative to keep you in the loop of the project. 🤩 What are some of my previous clients say about me...

Yurii Z.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • HTML Newsletter
  • Mailchimp
  • Campaign Monitor
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PSD to HTML
  • PSD to Mailchimp
  • Email Marketing
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Git
  • CSS 3
  • CSS

Expert email designer/coder, this is my narrow specialization for a long time. My work as an email developer consists of 8+ years. I designed and code a lot of email templates. Whether you need one email template or permanent email development, I'm ready to hear about your project and help you! Also, I'm a Top Rated freelancer, and I value my reputation (review my work history and feedback), so my clients can be ensured that once I take a job, I always finish it successfully. Feel free to contact me. My skills are at your service! That I declare shortly: ✔ True cross-platform compatibility ✔ Fully responsive HTML templates for...

Eli C.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Keynote
  • Brand Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Website Development
  • Weebly

My name is Eli Corbin and I’m a California based designer/art director/nerd who lives to create ON and OFF the internet. I create compelling websites and digital marketing campaigns that accommodate projects of nearly every scope. In short, I implement my customers awesome imaginations! I've had the pleasure of constantly working on all different mediums of design from website design, digital marketing banners, animated presentation decks, social media marketing, print, digital retouching, and am very familiar with front end development html/css!

Nikola P.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • HTML5
  • Webflow
  • CSS 3
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • WordPress
  • Figma
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • InVision
  • Zapier
  • Zeplin

🏆 Top Rated PLUS Upwork Freelancer | More than 💯 jobs with 0 negative reviews Building a website is like renovating a flat. Everything can go smoothly or turn into a nightmare with no end in sight. The choice is up to you, pick a freelancer you can fully rely on! 👉 WHAT I DO BEST ✪ Converting design files (Figma, Sketch, AdobeXD) to pixel-perfect Webflow websites ✪ Remaking Wordpress, Wix or a website from any platform into Webflow ✪ Using Finsweet Client First naming convention in order to keep everything organized ✪ Implementing custom coded solutions in order to overcome Webflow limitations ✪ Connecting different platforms with...

Irina D.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • UX & UI
  • Web Design
  • Figma
  • Graphic Design
  • Layout Design
  • Infographic
  • UX Research
  • Prototyping
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Hi, my name is Iron Woman;) I specialize in creating: ❇Landing pages ❇Web Stores ❇Brochures, Presentations ❇Email Design ❇Infographics, Icons ❇Illustrations I work with programs such as: ❇Figma ❇Sketch ❇Adobe XD ❇Adobe Photoshop ❇Adobe Illustrator ❇Procreate I am responsible, always in touch to answer your questions, I work until the final result! I will be glad to cooperate with you:)

Alena F.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Sketching
  • Interior Design
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Design
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Design Writing
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • 2D Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Design Pattern

Welcome! ✅ 100+ successful products designed and delivered ✅ 50+ clients from the US, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Denmark, Norway ✅ Two $50k+ Kickstarter campaigns + 1 Indiegogo campaign ✅ First 2021 Indiegogo campaign ✅ Worked with NASDAQ-listed, $2+ billion dollar company ✅ Designed drones, rescue robots and electric vehicles ✅ 10 years of experience in the field Hello and welcome again to my profile page here on Upwork! My name is Alena, and as you probably already know I am a Product Designer by vocation. I have been working in Product Design and Industrial Design field for 10 years now, surpassing 100 products that were sketched out,...

Brent S.
$90/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Webflow
  • UX & UI
  • Figma
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • UX Research
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • ProtoPie
  • InVision
  • Wireframing
  • User Flow
  • User Interface Design

I deliver modern, clean, functional and up-to-date designs that meet your brand standards. I work to improve the entire user experience from mobile to web. What I can provide: -UX Research -Wire framing -Low fidelity - High fidelity designs - Usability testing - UI/UX Design For: - Mobile Apps iOS/Android - Desktop Apps - Website Design Experience in designing products for various industries that include: eCommerce, Saas, Beauty & Wellness, and travel. All created on tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, Invison Studio, Principle and Webflow. I'm eager to jump into all projects small or large, I'm flexible and can work...

Arthur L.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Illustration
  • Digital Painting
  • Procreate
  • Watercolor
  • Traditional Illustration
  • Drawing
  • 2D Illustration
  • Magazine
  • Retro & Vintage Style
  • Book
  • 2D Design
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Cartooning

Experienced Childrens book illustrator with multiple magazines and books published in the US. Has also done concept art work for animation studios. Services Provided: -Storyboards, Character Designs, proofs, and Fully colored artwork proper for print for your childrens book manuscript. Clients include Random House, Mattel, National Geographic, Highlights Magazine, Harper Collins, and with some Animation studios. I am currently represented by Shannon Associates.

Navid M.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • sketch app
  • InVision
  • Style Guide Development
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Web Design
  • Figma

- Sketch App, Figma and Adobe XD Expert - Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert. - 10+ years' experience in Web & UI/UX Designing. - Masters in Multimedia Designing. - Certified in HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. Adobe Photoshop CC, Sketch, Balsamiq, Invision, Material Design, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery. CSS Frameworks/Preprocessors: Bootstrap, Foundation, Schema UI, Gulp, Grunt, Boilerplate, SASS, SCSS, 960gs and unsemantic grid for responsive websites. Skinning / Frontend development: .NET, MVC, Telerik, Ext JS, node.js, WordPress, Joomla, Dundas and High Chart Source Controls: Team Foundation Server, Git, Jira I'm a self-taught UI / UX...

Teiuc A.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Branding
  • Digital Design
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Web/graphic Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • User Flow

Senior UI/UX - Product Designer with 7+ years of design activity. Looking for long term partnerships. Services: - Web & Mobile Design - Designing new digital products from scratch - Adding new features to an existing product - Improving existing solutions/designs - Consulting on various aspects regarding design, user experience, flows, etc - Logo Design, Branding & Print Technology: - Sketch - Figma - Adobe Suite - Zeplin I am an experienced designer, working with startups from all over the world. I can help with everything that covers the visual part of a business: UX/UI Design, Logo, Visual Identity, Illustrations, Mock-ups, and so...

Kyle C.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Product Management
  • iPhone UI Design
  • Mobile UI Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User Experience Design
  • Wireframing
  • InVision
  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • Visual Communication
  • Figma Expert
  • UI/UX Prototyping

Hard work and craftsmanship are my foundation. User interface, user experience, user-testing, prototyping, and more. My skills might be varied, but they all come with the same promise of quality, dedication, and reliability. I am an experienced creative with knowledge gathered from all different backgrounds, with over 14 years of design experience and a degree from one of the top design schools in the world, Ringling College of Art & Design. During my career I have lead design teams on major apps that saw over $1 Billion dollars of revenue go through our apps. Along with having the pleasure of working with large brand name clients such as...

Ana Karenina G.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • 2D Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Character Design
  • Logo Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Infographic
  • Comic Art
  • Book Cover
  • Illustration
  • Concept Artistry
  • Drawing

I'm an illustrator and concept artist. I have over six years of experience working on storyboards, character design, comic books (pencils, ink, lettering and color), illustrations for books, video games, and more. I use Adobe Photoshop and traditional media (watercolors, pencils and ink). I can work in a great variety of styles; I personalize the painting style for each project, so it fits the needs of my clients and the project itself.

FRED KOFI AMPOMA A.
$27/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Drawing
  • Freestyle Drawing
  • Digital Painting
  • Cartoon Art
  • Comic Art
  • Caricature
  • NFT Character
  • NFT Art
  • Digital Art
  • Logo Design
  • Line Drawing
  • Colorful Style
  • Illustration
  • Character Design

Hi I'm Fred, and I'm a versatile seasoned cartoonist, character designer/developer, illustrator. And for more than 6 years, I have been working in cartooning, illustration, and graphic design. I work with everything related to NFT art, cartooning, and character design - storyboarding, images, logo mascots, comic strips, concept design, etc. 👉 I'd love to bring to life your brilliant ideas. Your thoughts - my creative interpretation of them. Engaging. Unique. And on time. I am committed to my work If I'm the guy for you, please don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to new ideas. This is my...

Svitlana I.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Landing Page
  • Web Design
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • JavaScript
  • Webflow
  • Vue.js

Need a website or a landing page to start your online business? Already have one, but want to make it more appealing and modern? I'm here to help you! 5 years of experience in web design. Numerous landing pages are ready. I provide: - Landing page and website design (Graphic design, Responsive HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Bootstrap 3/4, Gulp, Vue.js, jQuery, PSD/AdobeXD/Figma/Sketch to HTML/CSS/JS) - Responsive Email Newsletter Templates (Zurb Foundation) Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe XD, Webflow, InDesign Check out my portfolio to be sure and let's start working together!

Kateryna V.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Web Design
  • iPhone UI Design
  • InVision
  • Figma
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • UX & UI
  • Material Design
  • Design Writing
  • Landing Page
  • Graphic Design
  • Mockup

Hi, I specialize on turning ideas into stunning designs. 🔥 Crafting modern, intuitive and clean interfaces.🔥 10 years experience in design and more then 100 happy clients! Only 5 star clients review Portfolio: behance.net/KatrinStyle 📌 Design process: • Market research, discover existing competitors • Find out users’ pains • Suggest the best ideas to create quality product • Wireframing and prototyping • Create intuitive and clean interface 📌 I can help in: • Web App Design • Dashboard / CRM Design / Admin panel design • Landing pages design • Multi-page websites design • Mobile App Design (iOS/Android) • Data Visualisation •...

Anastasija J.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Mobile App Design
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Web Design
  • Figma
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Logo Design
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • iOS
  • UX & UI
  • Android
  • Icons
  • Business with 1-9 Employees

I am a UI/UX designer and artist. I love to create interfaces that are both beautiful and efficient. My working areas are User Interface design, User Experience design, Responsive Web Design, iOS app design, Android app design, Web design, rapid prototyping and creating wireframe etc. I work with the following, but not only programs: Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, Trello, Jira etc.

Jerome L.
$125/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • User Interface Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Illustration
  • HTML5
  • Unity
  • Figma
  • Unreal Engine
  • Video Editing
  • Animation
  • Wireframing
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • React

- Art Director, Graphic Designer, Technologist, Videogames Veteran - Engaging and Effective User Experience Advocate. - Speaker at USC, ID-tech, Adobe, Art Institute, etc. - UI/UX, Branding, Product Design/Development - Early Stage Startup Specialist (pitch, funding, Mvp, traction, growth etc) I've about 15 years of experience and I've worked for a variety of client and style from Disney, Rockstar games, Qualcomm, Adidas, Adobe to startups and small business.

Anastasiia P.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Material Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Mobile UI Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Website
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Figma Expert

🔥 4000+ Total working Hours 🔥 72% Long-term clients 🔥 100+ Completed projects I would love working with those who value clean and modern UX/UI design, delivered fast and within the budget ! I have a lot of experience in designing meaningful, user-oriented, modern & clean UI and in improving UX both for Web & Mobile . I create designs easy to implement for the front-end developers using different designing tools such as Adobe Xd, Figma, Sketch, Balsamiq, Adobe Photoshop , Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects . AREAS OF EXPERTISE: • Low Fidelity Design • High Fidelity Design • Testing • User Interface (UI) Design • Web Apps...

Stepan B.
$28/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Line Drawing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Colorful Style
  • Black & White Style
  • Illustration
  • Watercolor
  • Concept Artistry
  • Hand-Drawn Style
  • Cartoon Art
  • Adobe Photoshop

I am a traditional illustrator who primarily works in graphite pencil, ink, colored pencil, watercolors, and pastels. I can quickly develop drawings that range from realism to fantasy. I provide you with the hand drawing illustration, and scan the illustrations in high-quality format and make sure they are ready to use. An excellent result is the most important thing in my creative work. I will be happy to work for you! :)

Sishir P.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • UX & UI
  • Design & Usability Research
  • User Experience
  • Material Design
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Figma
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Wireframing

I build gorgeous web apps, dashboards and digital experiences by connecting the dots between business needs, innovation, good design and the end user. I have a decade of experience in design and have built several SaaS & Fin-tech platforms from scratch. My career highlights - Last venture idea I designed raised $3m funding after first year of operation. - Worked with multinational brands Kia Motors, European Union and British Council. - Designed and managed multiple projects that received 300,000+ daily visitors. - Remotely served 50+ brands across the globe. I can help you with - Product strategy - Design - Development - Growth...

Daria K.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Adobe XD
  • InVision
  • Zeplin
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Figma
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Responsive Web Design
  • User Research
  • Web Design
  • Wireframing
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Mockup
  • UI/UX Prototyping

I am a UI UX designer with 4+ years of experience in creating user interfaces for automotive, mobile, and enterprise projects. I am passionate about creating great experiences and staying ahead of design trends. Looking for opportunities to craft & direct beautiful products across the digital spectrum. Skills/Abilities: Web/Mobile Design, User Experience, Sitemaps & Mindmaps, Prototyping, User Interface Design, Atomic Design, Interaction Design, Responsive Adaptation Design.

Affan B.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Web Design
  • UX Design
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • UX & UI
  • Wireframing
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Figma
  • Mobile App Design
  • Web Component Design

** Available in Eastern Time Zone ** As a UX/UI Designer, I facilitate and collaborate with companies and startups to create a unique approach to products through design. Strategically designing digital experiences, products, websites, and mobile apps that actually work. SKILLS ✅ User Research and Competitive Analysis ✅ User Journeys and User Personas ✅ User Flows and Information Architecture ✅ Wire-frames (Low, Medium, and High fidelity) ✅ Interactive & Rapid Prototyping ✅ Usability and user testing. ✅ High Fidelity Mock-ups and Creative Design UI Assets TOOLS: ✅ Wireframing: Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch ✅ UI Design: Sketch, Figma,...

IL HO K.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Concept Artistry
  • Unity
  • Game Development
  • Art Direction
  • Storyboard
  • Illustrative
  • Caricature Drawing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Comic Art
  • Digital Painting
  • Cartooning
  • Illustration
  • Comics
  • Manga

Hi, Thank you for visiting my page, I am available for: //========= // SKILLS //========= - Concept Art - Concept Design - Illustration - Graphic Novels //==================================================== // CONCEPT ART/DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION //==================================================== * Fantasy * Science Fiction * Modern * Horror * Western * Apocalypse * Book Covers * Scientific Illustrations * Medical Illustrations * Mechanics * Fashion Design (BFA Parsons New York) * Product Design * Environment Design * Character Design * Assets, Props, Contents Design * Mechanical Design * Mech Design * Robot Design * Space Ships Design...

Alexander V H.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Character Design
  • Concept Artistry
  • Cartoon Character
  • 2D Illustration
  • Anime
  • NFT Art
  • Black & White Style
  • 2D Art
  • Freestyle Drawing
  • Cartoon Art
  • Freehand Digital Illustration
  • Cartoon Style
  • Colorful Style
  • Hand-Drawn Style
  • Contemporary Style

I specialize in Hand-drawn Digital illustration & Character Design, but I am open to any illustration project you have in mind. How can I help you? I can offer you... - Concept Art, Sequential Art, NFT Art, Game Art, Cartoon Art, Comic Art, Children's Art - Ability to create or mimic 2D or Semi-3D styles according to your project. - Freehand Digital Illustration, and Character Design expertise. - Characters for any purpose with unique aesthetics, personality, and dynamism. - Disney, Anime & Manga style influences, but not limited to them. - Expert in depicting real people in any 2D illustration style. I have developed characters and...

Elina P.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Sketch
  • Tattoo Design
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Realist Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Sketching
  • Portrait Art
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Digital Art
  • 2D Art
  • Logo
  • Art & Design

I am Graphic Artist, Illustrator and Tattoo artist. Tattoo job, graphic design and illustrations for apparel, books, labels, covers have been my focus for the past 10 years. I finished Design and Art Academy and went 3 Art schools, but I 've been painting and drawing all my life. I love to create my original sketches, illustrations and paintings.. I work in Procreate, Photoshop and hand draw. I draw in graphic styles such as line work, dot work , semi realism , neotraditional. And I have my own style drawing with a fusion (mix) styles I'm good at. I was working and traveling around the world and I've been living in Thailand and I...

$NaN/hr

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A Look at Sketch: The Niche Tool for UI Designers

Most web designers and developers can agree that Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Illustrator and PhotoShop) has long been the Swiss army knife of the digital design toolbox. It does nearly everything, and does most of these things well. But for UI designers, in particular, larger platforms can sometimes be a “Jack of all trades, master of some,” giving them access to plenty of functionality, but with a cumbersome number of extras that can keep workflows from being streamlined.

Enter Sketch, a totally focused, niche design program intended just for UI/UX design. Whereas PhotoShop was created long before UI/UX design, and specifically for bitmap editing, Sketch is a newer platform designed to meet the needs of UI designers (and mobile designers) and their workflows.

What is Sketch?

Sketch is a professional digital UI/UX design platform for Mac users. If you’re a graphic designer working exclusively on a Mac, Sketch from Bohemian Coding, is a UI-focused program that’s excellent for creating mobile, web, and graphic design prototypes quickly. For UI designers, the tool is very focused on what they do, and on helping them do those things well. It cuts the clutter—and adds a few features that just make life easier for UI designers. There are a few things to consider, however, in a PhotoShop-heavy world where collaboration the sharing of files and assets can make it tricky to move away from a .psd-only way of working.

It carries its own unique strengths with those of PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign. It’s been compared to Adobe’s now abandoned Fireworks for being lightweight and UI-focused. It’s affordable, user-friendly, and more closely links the processes of web design and web development.

Sketch is Mac-Exclusive

This is an important point to make upfront. While PhotoShop can be used for either Mac or Windows, Sketch is limited to Mac users. If you don’t have a Mac, you won’t be able to use it, but this exclusivity is also something to keep in mind when it comes to collaboration. For those dedicated Mac users, however, Sketch’s native Mac interface is something to love right off the bat.

It’s niche, and that gives it focus.

Sketch is completely focused on web and UI/UX. Whereas Photoshop and Illustrator are for all design needs, Sketch is purely for creating UIs. (To properly compare the two, it’d be more helpful to look at Illustrator, or PhotoShop’s UI/UX tools, alongside Sketch’s whole repertoire—it’s a more fair comparison.)

Sketch creates a more direct link between the web design phase and the web development phase, by design. By keeping its eye on the ball—that these designs will eventually need to be coded into a functional front-end—it designs more in line with front-end frameworks.

Lots of features, plugins, and shortcuts

Feature-wise, if it’s not going to directly benefit web and UI design, it’s eliminated from the Sketch repertoire, making this software more lightweight, fast, and focused. No 3D tools, no photo filters—just tools that can be tweaked using common web development skills like CSS3 and HTML.

If you’re a designer, it’s worth a deep dive into the features you’ll be using, but look for things like layers, Inspector, smart guides, vectorial mode, reusable elements, and dynamic modification of elements. A long list of keyboard shortcuts saves time and energy during hours of design in Sketch. And, like PhotoShop, Sketch also offers a built-in layout grid so you can adjust columns and gutters without an extra plugin, and it can be easily turned on and off.

Plugins expand its offerings beyond those core UI and web tools. Designers can download the Sketch Toolkit which helps to browse, install and manage plugins. One extremely helpful plugin is Sketch Mirror, one of the most essential features in the Sketch workflow. This allows web designers to preview their UI designs in real time on screens like iPad and iPhone. Working with a client and making tweaks based on feedback? You can easily do this with mirror and see how the changes would look in real time, rather than spending more time with rounds of revisions.

Speed and flexibility.

Being written in a native Mac language (JSTalk, which is a scripting language for Mac OS X built on top of JavaScript, with direct access to Cocoa, Core Graphics, and Quartz) and also being vectorial makes it super fast. Because Sketch is a layout tool, and more minimalist, these tasks are much quicker.

As for flexibility, if your day-to-day work is creating wireframes and interfaces with a lot of assets, its specificity for UI design gives it focus and the sorts of shortcuts UI designers want to get work done faster.

Organization is paramount.

House all of a UI’s design files in one Artboard. This is all about easy access and organization of objects. The different Pages of your UI can exist all in one place in a lightweight file, and you can navigate between them easily—similar to InDesign, but different in that these don’t have to exist as separate PSD files, or one huge file. No matter what elements you’re using—color gradients, fills, typographic elements, etc.—you can pop into your document file and grab any of them.

In an Artboard, you can create and control things like your site design’s color palette, and the helpful Color picker tool makes it easy to use the magnifying glass cursor to locate an RGB color from an existing design accurately.

Responsive design made easy.

Designers know that the key to good responsive design is creating vector graphics that are able to scale to different screen sizes and definitions. Sketch makes this even easier by providing UI templates for iOS. Also, you don’t have the headaches of exporting assets for a number of different devices that you’d have with a bitmap editor like PhotoShop.

If your end goal is to design for HTML, Sketch makes it easy to export CSS properties of individual shapes and text objects. Overall, Sketch has you thinking in a CSS logic as you design, which makes eventually converting designs to CSS a breeze because the core of the design is already set up CSS-friendly.

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