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1.2 What is Sketch?

This lesson gives you an overview of Sketch’s building blocks: a native Mac app with powerful design tools, a web app for feedback and handoff, and a single Workspace to bring all your ideas and the people you collaborate with together.

Some UI in this video is outdated — no worries, this doesn’t affect how things work. We’ll share an updated version soon!

Key learnings

  • Your Workspace is where you’ll keep all of your documents together, in sync and available at any time.

  • Explore the Mac app to find everything you need to build and maintain projects and design systems at scale.

  • Collaborate in real-time with other people right in the Mac app.

  • When you’re ready to share your work, invite stakeholders to view documents in full fidelity, test prototypes, and hand designs off to developers in the web 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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