Looking Ahead at Product Design Tools in 2018

2018 will be an exciting year that sees further progress toward systematic iterative design and development processes. Here are some thoughts and predictions for the new year. Sketch as Incumbent As predicted last year, previously nascent tools have improved, and more...

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Sketch Plugin Developer: Jason Burns

It's always impressive when you find that one "must-have" plugin that gets daily or weekly use in your workflow. It's even more impressive when the same developer is responsible for multiple essential plugins. I've come to rely on the full set of plugins created by...

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Sketch Library Thumbnail Preview Icon Template Freebie

Ever since Sketch Libraries were released in version 47, many people have been asking how to create a custom thumbnail preview that appears in the Preferences panel for their own Sketch Library files. I've created a 'template' Sketch file that has the preview artboard...

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A Roundup of Sketch Libraries Articles & Videos

Updated 12/02/17 Sketch 47 with Libraries Has Been Released! Read about it on Sketch Blog See our post about the new enhancements Download version 47 Things to consider before upgrading Sketch Library Thumbnail Preview Icon Template Freebie Libraries, an in-depth...

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Summer Roundup of Recent Articles

Here are three of the latest articles that I've written for the Sketch Hunt blog. Things to Consider Before Updating to the Latest Version of Sketch app Runner and Sketchpacks Compete to be the Next Sketch Toolbox Comparing Two Raster Image Compression Plugins for...

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Comparing Two Raster Image Compression Plugins for Sketch App

Back in the early days, a Sketch designer typically had to export uncompressed PNG or JPG images from Sketch and then choose a means for compressing those files (if desired) using a 3rd party utility. This approach can add to the cumulative production time spent by a...

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Runner and Sketchpacks Compete to be the Next Sketch Toolbox

A while back, Sketch Toolbox was a handy way to  find and install Sketch plugins. However, an inability to track and manage available updates to individual plugins (plus a lack of updates to the Toolbox app itself) has made it feel like an abandoned project. Well...

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Sketch Hunt post to kick off 2017

I wrote a post on my Sketch Hunt blog. It has a brief summary of 2016 milestones for Sketch and other related design tools. I also share some thoughts about what might come our way in 2017. You can find it on Sketch Hunt, or see people's comments and...

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