Sketch 101: Create your first designs
Learn from the ground up
In this beginner’s course you’ll find everything you need to get started with Sketch. We’ll give you an overview of what Sketch is, help you set up your Workspace and cover everything you need to start designing.
Discover how to make the most of your Workspace and create your best work. Learn how to keep documents organized, invite people to collaborate with you and much more.
Create your first designs
Time to jump into the Mac app and start designing from day one. Throughout this course, you’ll learn basic design concepts that’ll get your design journey started.
What you'll learn
How Sketch can help you in each stage of the design process
Use the Mac app and web app in an end-to-end design workflow, from ideation to handoff
How to make the most of your Workspace
Tailor your Workspace to suit your workflow and collaboration needs
Everything you need to create your first designs
You’ll understand basic design concepts and how to make the most of the Mac app
Let's get you set up in Sketch first. We’ll then create your Sketch Workspace and learn about its possibilities. Then, we’ll deep-dive into the Mac app and get your first designs off the ground. We'll wrap it up by sharing your designs and inviting other people to work along with you.
2.2Creating, saving, and managing documents3:33
2.5Making icons with Boolean operations1:08
2.7Working with text10:31
2.9Give the wireframe some style0:39
2.10Exporting in the Mac app3:16
To successfully complete this course, you’ll need:
- A [Sketch Account](/signup/) — don’t worry, we’ll set this up together in our first few lessons.
- macOS Big Sur (11.0.0) or newer to run the Mac app.
Don’t have a Sketch Account?
Sign up today and get started for free with our 30-day trial.
Joseph is a Design Advocate at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.
While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded LearnSketch.com as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.
Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like LearnSketch.com, Shapefest.com, LUTHOUSE.com and RandomUI.com.