Good tools make you smile

by P

I recently downloaded Sketch, an inexpensive vector drawing tool for OSX. I was actually hoping for a pixel / photo editing tool that could replace Seashore, which is free and I appreciate the fact that it exists, but also regularly drives me crazy. So much for careful product review before purchasing.

Good news however: Sketch turns out to be incredibly well designed and user-friendly. Just one minor thing that impressed me is the fact that the Export workflow remembers the size of the export selection. It’s a small detail, but it makes a big difference. And it made me smile.

I’m interested in font design, and am hoping to use Sketch in my course on how to make a font. Some shapes I created this morning, playing with negative/positive space. I was originally playing around with the shape of the greek letter Phi, but it turned into a head.