Sketch 3

I feel like I fight Adobe Illustrator way more than I should. Years and years of legacy bloat made for a really awful experience โ€“ the only thing I really enjoyed using was the precise type controls, and those were only recently surfaced/made more prominent in Illustrator CC.ย 

I started using Sketch when Sketch 2 came out last year. I really liked the simplicity, the speed, the focus on a workflow that I felt was more in tune to the software designer for web and mobile, but not so much print. In a word, the right software for where I was at in my career.

Sketch 3, after one day of use, is becoming an indispensable tool in my design kit: everything I was able to do in Sketch 2, from quick wireframes to application icons, I’m able to do in Sketch 3 (and in many ways, much quicker). Exporting vector asset slices @2x is a breeze, and exporting an entire sheet of assets at @1x, @2x, @0.5x, @3x, and @512w/h is a mind-bendingly awesome timesaver.

However, it does have some imperfections, such as type control. These are things that I’m sure that the Bohemian Coding team will address and enhance — if they’re on my radar, I can’t imagine that they aren’t on a feature backlog somewhere. However, this is the kind of feature that keeps me firing up that 27 year-old bloatware and coming back for more punishment.

Finished! (at Go St. Louis 5K)
Edit: So, this was my first 5K run. I’ve never formally trained for anything like this before, and prior to this, had only really run outdoors a handful of times because of the really awful weather we’ve had in St. Louis this winter/spring.
Well, I got the results a few hours ago, and was surprised to see how well I managed to do: 30:43, with an average pace of 9:52/mi. To say that I was shocked to finish 33rd in my division (Males, aged 30-34), is a massive understatement. High-res

Finished! (at Go St. Louis 5K)

Edit: So, this was my first 5K run. I’ve neverย formally trained for anything like this before, and prior to this, had only really run outdoors a handful of times because of the really awful weather we’ve had in St. Louis this winter/spring.

Well, I got the results a few hours ago, and was surprised to see how well I managed to do: 30:43, with an average pace of 9:52/mi. To say that I was shocked to finish 33rd in my division (Males, aged 30-34), is a massive understatement.