UI UX Design Essentials: Create a Design System in Sketch

UI/UX course where we'll be designing a Design System in Sketch App from scratch
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (71 ratings)
10,367 students
1hr 41min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Create a Design System in Sketch
Use Text and Color Styles in Sketch
How to Create Scalable Design Projects
Pros and Cons of a Design System
Advanced Sketch Design Workflows
Tips and Tricks for Design Systems


  • Basic Knowledge of Sketch
  • Basic Understanding of a Mac


In this Sketch UI/UX course we will create a Design System in Sketch App starting from scratch.

We will open up Sketch and using a blank canvas we will set up a document using color styles, text styles, icons and briefly touch on symbols and nested symbols. We will also discuss why and when to use a design system, as well as talking through when it’s not a good idea to set up a design system.

We will end the course with mentioning some important resources (such as blog posts and famous brand’s design systems) related to design systems and discuss best practices and thing to avoid.

We will doing this while working for the most part on Sketch App for Mac.

To follow along this design system tutorial you should ideally have a basic understanding of Sketch App and have some basic design knowledge (optional).

This course is aimed at people interested in UI/UX Design and if you already have some UI UX Design experience and want to get up to speed using design systems in Sketch App then this course is perfect for you too!

Here’s some testimonials from some of my previous students:

Pierluigi gave me lots of useful advice that had a positive impact on my freelance design business. He carefully listened to my needs and leveraged his many years of experience to point me in the right direction with a very clear and professional approach. I highly recommend him.

- Shahin

Pierluigi is an amazing detailed designer and that's not all, he is also a great design coach that has a lot of useful advice to give from his many years of experience.

- Leotrim

Pierluigi’s UI/UX advice and consultation was very useful for improving and organising my design workflow and he demonstrated great knowledge on both UI/UX Design as well as Personal Branding and Marketing. I highly recommend him!


Don’t wait, if you’re serous about learning about design systems in Sketch get started now!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Expert Designer
  • Design Students
  • Design Hobbyist


Senior UI/UX Designer
Pierluigi Giglio
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 2,491 Reviews
  • 73,437 Students
  • 13 Courses

I am a Sr. UI/UX Designer and Consultant with over 8+ years of experience working with Fortune 500, large enterprises and funded startups. I have been working remotely and recently earning six figures in a year as a designer and entrepreneur while occasionally traveling to different countries.

Design has been my main passion and focus since I was 14 years old and since this field gave soo much to me I believe it’s now my turn to give back and share my knowledge (plus shortcuts/secrets) to become a successful designer who can craft the life and vision that they desire.

Having worked on hundreds upon hundreds of design projects, collaborated with 40+ clients from all around the world and taught design to thousands of students I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to give back to the design community ad help You become a better designer - one step at a time.

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