I mostly cycle between Figma, Sketch, Abstract, and Principle for interactive prototypes. What design tools make up your stack?
Our design team recently switched from Photoshop to Adobe XD and the end result has been mostly positive. The inline commenting and basic built-in dev tools (css output, font/pixel sizings, etc.) have made handing off mockups to engineering much smoother overall.
It does seem like Sketch & Figma are the more popular tools of the moment though, so working with outside vendors means we're also using both tools here and there.
I typically use design tools to make header graphics for blog posts, emails, and social media posts, and to work on mocking up website design ideas. For that, Sketch has been a reliable, easy-to-use tool that I’ve used for years. I typically will download icons from Noun Project, open them in Sketch, tweak colors, add a background, and export—and the entire process takes minutes, longer if I need to try to make an icon or tweak something, but still simple. Perfect for that type of solo work. And Sketch’s pricing works well there, too: You pay $99 for a year of updates, then can keep that final version as long as you want, and for my needs skipping updates for a couple years before re-subscribing worked great.
More recently, though, we’ve used Figma in our team to share our site styleguide, page design ideas, and mockups. The tools are similar; I’m not quite as fast as using Figma, but that’s perhaps just because I’ve used Sketch longer. Where Figma excels though is in collaboration. You can share a design link with anyone, add comments, and collaborate live like a Google Doc. And it’s built around web design, turning designs into CSS code automatically. So for collaborative mockups and web design, Figma’s the tool I now turn to—even if I do keep Sketch around still for the quicker SVG-to-finished-graphic design work.
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