projekt202 UX Designer Natalie Schultz is sharing her expertise with a worldwide audience through two new user-centered design courses.
In "Learn Sketch: Working With Developers," Natalie provides guidance on ways to streamline your design workflow using Sketch to best prepare your files for front-end developers.
In "UX Design Tools: Zeplin," she shows how to build and share up-to-date design specifications using Zeplin and Sketch. Natalie demonstrates ways to move Sketch designs into Zeplin, create style guides using Zeplin's automation and style generation features, and export assets to share with team members.
Natalie worked with Lynda.com to develop the classes for the UX design course library, focusing on designers who would like to use Sketch as a design tool for hand-off to front-end developers.
"Over the last year, I’ve been working in Sketch regularly for client engagements, so I was excited to share what I’ve learned, since this is still a relatively new piece of software that's gaining popularity in the design community," Natalie said.
"I developed two courses geared toward intermediate users of Sketch who were interested in how to prep their design files for development hand-off. The first course is focused on setting up your Sketch file, naming conventions to consider, and other tips and tricks that can help to bridge design and development hand-off while working directly within Sketch," she said.
Natalie's second course walks users through Zeplin, one of her favorite specification automation plug-ins to use with Sketch for development hand-off.
"We have used this on several client projects that required translating visual design comps into dev-friendly specifications for front-end development teams," she said. "This plug-in automates a great deal of the specification-writing process and has been well-received by designers and developers on our team, as well as external clients."