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Sketch app gave me back my design mojo. Yeah baby yeah!

My design mojo had been feeling low for quite some time. And I was becoming a little restless in my role as a UI designer. Not a Network style “I‘m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!” moment, more of a Rolling Stones “I can’t get no satisfaction….with the current design application i’m using”.*

I started to become a little disillusioned with the software that I was using for my creations

After many years of producing for the web, both in a designer, and developer role, and working through the spectrum of small, to big name clients. I started to become a little disillusioned with the software (Photoshop, in my case) that I was using for my creations. It wasn’t an overnight questioning of my skills, and a feeling that the work I was producing was playing it safe, and becoming a little hum-drum (hey we’re our own worst critics aren’t we?), but a more gradual one over the course of about 6 or 7 months, give or take.

Concentrating on only the important elements you needed to produce something great

The one nugget though I took away from some of these applications was the cleanliness of their UIs, the stripped back appearance that was presented to you, their way of concentrating on only the important elements you needed to produce something great.

The focus, the simplicity, the stripping back of the superfluous from the UI

And the thing that switched me onto this application, from the Bohemian Coding crew was what I had seen in the products that I’d come across previously on my travels. The focus, the simplicity, the stripping back of the superfluous from the UI.

It’s a great role to have each working day. Sketch enables this

Now Sketch in all it’s wondrous glory, is not a ‘one size fits all’ app. On many occasions I have seen discussions online about how designers will jump back to Illustrator, Affinity Designer/Photo, or Pixelmator for either creating their detailed vector art, or photo manipulation of some kind. That’s cool. Go do that. The day that Sketch becomes a Swiss pocket knife is the day it will become a clone of what has come before it. And that would suck! The folks at Bohemian Coding are smart people. They know the drill. That won’t be happening on their watch.

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