Mobile App Design In Sketch 3: UX and UI Design From Scratch
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Mobile App Design In Sketch 3: UX and UI Design From Scratch

Design Mobile Apps from scratch using Sketch 3. Master Sketch 3, UX methodology, icon design, and user interface design.
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  • 16 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create mobile app designs from scratch
  • Approach app design with UX consideration
  • Know best practices for UX research
  • Master the newest program for graphic designers, Sketch 3
  • Create custom icon packs
  • Start a new career as a UI/UX designer
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  • Mac is required to run Sketch 3
  • If using a Windows computer, you need to make sure you are running the OS X virtual environment on your computer

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Rob Percival will take you into Xcode and teach you how to implement actual designs into x-code. You will be one step closer to becoming a full functioning front end designer!


Learn the basics of user experience, app design, and tools you will need to build the most beautiful and user friendly mobile apps on the app or google play store using Sketch 3.

Build a strong foundation in Sketch 3 and user experience design with this tutorial for beginners.

  • Sketch 3 Introduction & Tools
  • Sketch School 101: A deep dive into Sketch 3
  • UX research and design with best practices.
  • Build one of the most user friendly and beautiful apps on the app store.

Learn a new skill that can change your life.

Sketch 3 gives everyone the ability to build professional looking designs with zero experience. You must either have a Mac, or be running the OS X environment on your windows computer. Sketch 3 is free for 30 days.

You will become a full fledged mobile app designer by the end of this course, and will have the skills to design anything. You will even be able to export your work for implementation into actual mobile app development.

Mobile app designers are averaging over $100k a year(U.S. numbers)

Content and Overview

This course is great for people with zero design experience, or experienced designers that want to learn and master Sketch 3. With more content than any other Sketch course, you will learn app design fundamentals and establish a great understanding of the concepts behind user centered design. Additional resources, quizzes, and assignments will be given through out the course to continually test your knowledge.

Starting with an introduction to the Sketch 3 interface, we will quickly dive straight in to designing our first mobile app screen. By learning by doing, you will establish a strong understanding of the basic sketch features and tools.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through what we call Sketch School 101, and UX School 101. In these sections, you will learn everything required to master Sketch 3, as well as the basic fundamentals of user experience research and application.

Then it is time to apply our knowledge and newly acquired skills to creating our own app, from idea, to researching, to mocking up, to designing, and finally prototyping and deployment of assets to developers.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create beautiful and usable apps that leave people with a smile on their face.

Complete with image downloads and sketch files, you will be able to work alongside the author as you complete each step to achieving a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course was meant for newbies in graphic design, all the way up to experts that want to learn sketch 3
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Curriculum For This Course
148 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:44
Why Sketch 3?
1 Lecture 09:04

In this section, we will go over some of the differences between Adobe Photoshop and Sketch 3.

Photoshop VS Sketch 3

I want you to get one point out of our first lecture. The following question will address that one point.

What is the greatest difference between Sketch 3 and Adobe Photoshop?
1 question
Getting Started With Sketch 3
3 Lectures 27:22

In this lecture, we will move around Sketch and learn the basic tools and functions.

Getting Our Feet Wet With Sketch 3

In this lecture, we will go over a few other pointers that will make our lives easier with Sketch.

A Few Other Sketch Pointers

In this lecture, we will go over the ultimate Sketch Resources website.

Sketch 3 Resources

In this quiz, I will ask you a few questions to make sure you understand the basics of Sketch 3 and navigating the interface.

Sketch Basics
3 questions
Learning By Designing
12 Lectures 01:37:18
Update: Artboard Preset Changes.

Acorn Screen Sketch File

In this lecture, the student will create the very top of the Acorn app screen.

Starting First App Screen

In this lecture, the student will create the unique and beautiful pagination in our App Screen.


Finish Top Content

In this lecture, we will begin to create that analytics. We will also organize and clean up our workspace.

Starting The Graph

In this lecture, we will learn how to use advanced settings to modify a simple line. We will also put our numbers in place so we can begin creating the analytical graph from the Acorn Screen.

Adding Dashed Lines & Values

In this lecture, you will take on your very first challenge!

Challenge 1

In this lecture, we will go over how to create the numbers along the bottom of our graph for the very first challenge!

Solution One

Lines For Our Graph

In this lecture, we will add the cool faded effects that make this screen look so cool.

Cool Effects

In this lecture, we will put the finishing touches on the Acorn Investment screen.

Finishing The Screen
Sketch School 101
17 Lectures 01:48:31

Lets go over a brief introduction to sketch school 101 and talk about a few of the benefits we saw in earlier lectures.

Welcome to Sketch School

In this lecture, we will look at the anatomy of Sketch and the 4 main parts that make up the Sketch body.

Preview 06:25

All About The Layers

In this lecture, we will begin talking about shapes in Sketch 3.

An Introduction to Shapes

In this lecture, we are going to learn how we can manipulate shapes to accomplish specific goals.

Editing Shapes

In this lecture, we are going to discuss boolean operations and the role they play in crating shapes that are not included in the default sketch shapes.

Preview 04:03

In this lecture, we will discuss some of the remaining tools that help us manipulate shapes.

Transform, Masking, Scissors, Rotate Copies, Pencil

In this lecture, we will go over the basics of manipulating text, and learn how text is rendered differently across devices and platforms.

Intro to Text & Text Rendering

In this lecture, we will talk about how using text styles can save us a lot of time and hassle.

Shared Text Styles

In this lecture, we will continue to talk about the important tools for manipulating our text. This lecture includes text paths, and text outlines.

Text Path & Outline

In this lecture, we will talk about the limited, yet big improvement in dealing with images in Sketch 3.

Bitmap Images

In this lecture, we will discuss symbols and how they play an important role in speeding up our work flow.


In this lecture, we will go over some of the basics of styling within our inspector and a few tips and tricks.

Introduction to Styling

In this lecture, we are going to go over the basics of styling, including:








In this lecture, we are going to talk about how groups, dartboards, and pages make our lives easier for exporting and how they allow us to maintain organization throughout our workflow.

Organizing: Groups, Artboards, & Pages

In this lecture, we are going to go over how to use grids, guides, and rulers. We will also look at the measurement capabilities in Sketch 3.

Canvas Settings

In this lecture, we are going to take a look at all the different ways we can export assets out of Sketch.

Exporting Assets
UX School 101
8 Lectures 39:04

In this lecture, we are going to go over the basics of user experience and the general concept of UX.

Preview 05:24

In this lecture, we will dive into ergonomics and why UX was not always perceived the way it is now.

Where UX Started

In this lecture, we will learn about usability and its importance in user experience.


In this lecture, we will dive into user centered design and the simple process for UCD.

User Centered Design

In this lecture, we will discuss our 10 principles of user centered design in detail.

10 Principles of User Centered Design

In this lecture, we will discuss why the business needs are just as important as the user needs. We will also talk about how to balance the two, and what to do when they objectives of each differ.

Business Needs vs. User Needs

In this lecture, I will go over the key attributes that make a good UX designer.

Qualities of a Good UX Designer

In this lecture, we will go through the multiple steps we need to knock out as we conceptualize, prototype, and review our first application design.

UX Design Process
Color Theory Basics
3 Lectures 12:49
Commandments of Color Theory

Color & Branding

The Power of Color
Color Theory - Examples & Discussion
1 Lecture 09:19
Examples of Different Colors in Web Design
5 Lectures 20:59
Introduction to Typography

Different Typefaces

Typeface Properties

The Anatomy of Typeface

The Ten Commandments of Typography
UX School Applied: Discovering Our App
8 Lectures 40:48

Welcome to you very first project. As an employee of Yahoo, you are tasked with reinventing the way people consume content by creating a brand new mobile application. Lets see what you are made of.

Preview 01:00

In this lecture, I will discuss how and why to find the ideal user that will most likely be using your product.

Discovering Target Users

In this lecture, I will highlight some more questions you can ask about the user and the importance of finding as much information as possible by asking questions.

More Information About The User

In this lecture, I will go over 20 different methods that can be used to discover your users behaviors, thoughts, and opinions.

20 UX Research Methods

In this lecture, we will learn how to create personas and see why they play a role in understanding our users on a deeper level.

Creating Personas

User Flow Chart

In this lecture, I will go over what a drawn mockup would look like and how to link together each screen together.

Drawing Mockups

In this lecture, we will se how easy it is to create mockups in Sketch 3 using a UIFrame kit. We can simply drag and drop elements to create complex mockups.

Mockups In Sketch
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About the Instructor
Rob Percival
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394,152 Students
22 Courses
Web Developer And Teacher

Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek.

After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier.

I'm passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves me free to share my secrets with people like you.

You wouldn't believe the freedom that being a web developer offers. Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending this course. I genuinely believe it's the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money.

Sign up to my courses and join me in this amazing adventure today.

Andrew Eddy
4.4 Average rating
3,623 Reviews
66,989 Students
7 Courses
Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, & Instructor

I am a graphic designer, entrepreneur, and lead instructor at the Academy X design school. I am passionate about working with startups and have launched several successful businesses. Learn how to design from my "jump right in" teaching style.

"I am a nerd. I love everything technology, and making the virtual world a more beautiful place is my passion." -Andrew

I currently live in Atlanta, where I am the CEO of a security software company. I began designing mobile applications and websites in college. UX/UI design came so naturally that, I knew it was the career for me. I like to say I am a Economics major with a computer science addiction. I won the College of Charleston Entrepreneur of the Year award when I was a senior in college.

I have worked as a graphic designer for an array of different size companies from startups, all the way to fortune five hundred companies such as Coca-Cola.

I have experience designing logos, branding, UI design, UX research, rapid prototyping, and web development.

I have been a freelance web developer since 2009 and have contributed countless beautiful websites to the internet.

I have served as the creative director for an emerging financial technology startup.

I have served as a UI designer for a non profit, SPLASSH, a company that crowdsources projects about the way we consume information about water.

My motto is to teach by doing. In my courses, you will jump right into the subject and learn to design by actually designing. Recreating app designs and learning as you go is the best way to learn in my opinion.

My goal is to give my students the ability to change their career with the skills they learn in my classes.