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Sketch 101: Create your first designs

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    Joseph Todaro

  • 16 video lessons
    + 12 additional resources
  • Approx. 90 minutes
  • Design
  • English
  • Free for everyone
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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.

Meet Workspaces

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

Course lessons

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.


To successfully complete this course, you’ll need:

  • A Sketch Account — don’t worry, we’ll set this up together in our first few lessons.

  • macOS Monterey (12.0.0) or newer to run the Mac app.


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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video 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 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,, and

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