Switching to Sketch

Needless to say –  things have changed a lot since I first started designing in 1998.

Back then, my design process began by opening Adobe Photoshop 5 to create a website. I would start placing photos and text until I was happy. I would copy over an element from one Photoshop document to another for each page of the site. There wasn’t much thought into why I placed things where I did, other than “that looks pretty good” (rest assured, this isn’t the case nowadays).

Back40 Graphic Designer Robbie at work

I’ve learned a lot since then. I constantly read design articles, watch design videos on YouTube, and listen to design podcasts. Every day I learn something new. Sometimes it’s as simple as a new key command to speed up my workflow, other times it’s as complex as learning an entirely new application.

Sketch, a website design application

Sketch: My Newest Website Design Tool

Recently, we (the designers at Back40) took a pretty big leap and decided to scrap Photoshop and Illustrator for web design – we still use them for print and photo editing. 

What are we using instead? A new up-and-comer app called Sketch. Their website puts it best, “Sketch gives you the power, flexibility, and speed you always wanted in a l