A Powerful, Forward-Thinking Web Design Tool That Makes It Easy to Transition from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2018

A Powerful, Forward-Thinking Web Design Tool That Makes It Easy to Transition from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Overall Satisfaction with Sketch

Sketch has been fully implemented by our web design team and has been responsible for dramatically improving our web development process. Previously, our team used Photoshop to design websites and built multi-layered PSD files that were problematic for a number of reasons. Sketch was a VERY easy transition for the team and has really revolutionized how we design websites. We use sketch libraries to streamline the design process and create a central repository of design assets. Sketch has improved version control and has vastly improved collaboration and hand off to the development team. Sketch's integration with InVision provides a one-two punch to allow for easy prototyping and sharing conceptual designs with clients.
  • Libraries are incredibly helpful in centralizing design components and establishing a design system
  • The design tools and interface are Adobe-like, which means the software is intuitive, but there are a lot of well-thought-out features that builds on the Adobe concept
  • The pricing is very reasonable and manageable for small teams or individual designers
  • The third-party Developer Community features some very helpful extensions
  • While the prototyping tools are pretty good, we still use Invision with clients. Hopefully, in the future, Sketch will catch up and we can ditch InVision
  • I wish they offered a "lite" version for our developers. They don't need a full-fledged app, only certain features are needed. Seems like a wasted license sometimes.
  • It would be nice if the volume discounts were a little more aggressive
  • Drastically increased efficiency in our web design/development process
  • Reduced design and development hours due to Libraries and collaboration tools
  • Improved the handling of page layouts and stile tiles
  • Increased our profitability on web/digital project work
We needed to move on from Photoshop/Illustrator and Adobe XD is better than the other two, but still didn't seem to be on par with Sketch. Sketch is light-weight, but also powerful. It was really easy to use and the designers have enjoyed getting to know how to use it.
Sketch is recommended for anyone designing websites and other digital projects. Whether you are a freelance, work for a small agency, internal team or part of a large organization, Sketch is powerful enough and simple enough to work for nearly all situations. There are a fair amount of legacy "photoshop or illustrator" web designers that have resisted the move to another tool, but I think Sketch is an easy transition from the Adobe suite.