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How To Make Annotated Wireframes In Sketch

I finally switched to Sketch for wireframes after using Omnigraffle for over 10 years. I’m a bit late to the Sketch party, but I have a good reason 🙂 Until now I wasn’t able to create annotated wireframes quickly using Sketch. It was just faster and easier to stay with Omnigraffle. In this post I’ll […]

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Memorizing Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts

A big part of getting good at any design software is memorizing keyboard shortcuts. Using the keyboard instead of your mouse not only saves time and wrist fatigue, it frees you up so you can stay in a state of flow. Sketch is no different. As I’m working through the Learn UI Design course, I’m […]

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Why I’m Doubling Down On UI Design

What if you could learn UI design skills on top of your UX chops without going crazy? Think of UX design as “how something works”, and UI design as “how something looks”. The industry constantly confuses these two disciplines, which are really sister skill sets. Being able to do both well enables you to design […]

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Master Your UX Whiteboard Skills With These 5 Tips

Strong whiteboard skills are critical for successful UX designers. Just as sketching is “thinking on paper”, the ability to clearly communicate your ideas to colleagues on a whiteboard is key to successful collaboration and problem solving. In this post I’ll share my 5 favorite whiteboard tips to help you get to the top of the […]

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