Sketch in a Day
In this class, you’ll get up and running quickly so you can start using Sketch right away to design the UI and UX of websites and apps
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Classes are running in-person (socially distanced) and live online. Secure your seat today
You’ll learn to design web layouts for mobile, tablet, and desktop (or screens for apps) using text, graphics, styles, and more. With artboards and layout guides, you can design on popular grid systems (like Bootstrap), making it easier to design responsive webpages.
Symbols are where Sketch really shines. They let you reuse design elements (such as buttons) while allowing each instance to be customized. Being able to globally update symbols will enable you to create flexible design systems that are easier to manage.
Sketch is vector-based, so graphics can scale for a variety of sizes, and export as hi-res (Retina @2x) graphics for the web or apps. Exporting graphics is quick. Mark what you want to export, select the filetype and size, and you’re ready to export.
If you want to learn Sketch in greater depth, you should check out our 12-hour Sketch Bootcamp.
Already know the basics of Sketch and want to take your skills to the next level, such as learning how to prototype? Check out our Sketch Advanced class.
Sketch in a Day is the perfect way to pick up the skill set needed to start using the program.
After many years in print graphic design and art direction, I would recommend this class to anyone needing to upgrade or update their training for digital design.
I went out on my own two years ago after 25 years in corporate America. Continuing education is essential to my success—I am so grateful that Noble Desktop exists. In my experience, the instructors are, without exception, engaging and invested in the students understanding the material. I look forward to your classes because I know I will walk away with a wealth of information that will forward my career and business.
I was so impressed with this class! Our teacher Ethan as incredible, and his teaching style was perfect to take in a lot of info but also keep us moving, no matter the level. Was truly impressed with the amount I took away and feel it was worth every penny. I'll be back again and will definitely recommend to friends!
ink + mortar
This was a great session to explore the functions of Sketch and learn its potential.
Dan's a very knowledgeable and helpful instructor. He really knows Sketch in and out and also can compare Sketch features to other popular programs. As a long-time Sketch user, I was surprised at how much I learned in this class. Very worthwhile class!
I recommend this course to anyone who’s interested in getting a foundation in Sketch. The tools learned today will help my team collaborate with other graphic and content designers.
I learned an enormous amount in just this one-day Sketch workshop. It certainly exceeded my expectations, and I'm leaving the workshop feeling equipped and comfortable to design with the program independently.
Noble Desktop offers great instructors who provide clear instructions, concise class content and materials that make learning software and new skills as easy as 1, 2, 3.
This class has a good text book to help guide you every step of the way. If you are serious about learning Web Design, this is a good place to start.
Eric Strausman Design
Sketch in a Day is the ideal class to start off learning the program. It's presented really well and the lessons are easy to follow. I feel like I know so much more about Sketch now. Michele has a great attitude and a great teaching approach, which made me very happy that I chose Noble Desktop.
There's no other place to go for digital course instruction. Noble Desktop is a one-stop place to be.
The course is broken down and explained in a way that makes it very easy for ALL user levels to understand. It takes the stress out of learning a new program and makes it very enjoyable at the same time!
This intro Sketch class was great! Lessons were easy to understand and Dan was full of useful tips and information to get you started on mastering the program.
Noble Desktop is the perfect place to come learn a new skill or brush up on existing ones.
Definitely will provide a solid grasp of Sketch in a very short amount of time. It opens a door to digital cross-platform design in a concise one-day session.
Mark Maltais Art Direction + Design
I've taken 3 classes so far at Noble. It's the best way to learn design programs, in my opinion.
Michele R. was a great instructor. She made the class easy to follow, plenty of questions were asked and she had all the answers that made everything clear as day. The last time I took a class here I was learning Indesign when it first launched. I was so impressed when I took that one, that coming back for Sketch was a no-brainer.
Despite only being a day long, I feel very confident in my ability to pickup and run with Sketch in the future.
Over the years I've taken a half dozen of so classes here at Noble. Every one of them has been chock full of information and taught by a professional, knowledgeable, personable instructor. It's always wonderful to learn here and the new facilities are beautiful.
You learn so much in a day and it does not feel overwhelming!
Sketch in a Day is a great way to get a crash course that will help understand the different functionalities, key commands, and unknown tips for best practices.
The Sketch in a Day class is great! The instructor is very thorough and knowledgeable about the program, and I feel that I'll be able to really build on the skills that I learned during the class. I'd highly recommend it!
I definitely felt like I learned a lot and am the materials we were provided will serve me down the line. Dan answered all questions extremely thoroughly. 10/10 would recommend.
Sketch in a Day is a great introductory class and gives you a substantial overview of the program without being overwhelming.
Great way to learn Sketch. Highly recommend!
Sketch in a Day provided a great overview of the app with a well-constructed approach of going over concepts, then having the class work hands-on with those concepts. It was well paced, taught by an industry professional to industry professionals. Overall, an excellent way to spend a day to get up and running in Sketch!
Learning something new is very intimidating but Dan Rodney at Noble Desktop really took the time to clearly explain everything and I actually feel pretty comfortable with the program for just learning the basics in a day.
Class was super informative. Not only did Dan show how the program worked, but he went into the history of the software, and the many ways to go about doing things within the program. The projects were very organized, and very easy to follow. Dan didn't just read us the pdf, but instructed us in a very casual manner, and the provided material complimented the lessons he was demonstrating very nicely.
The Sketch in a Day class was a great investment for me and my team. We now all have the fundamental tools to use this program efficiently and productively!
Great crash course with details that are easy to follow.
Highest recommendation for anybody taking this class.
Havas Health Plus
The class was easy to follow with the live instruction and materials. I was able to walk away from the course feeling proficient in Sketch and able to understand the key components.
Super helpful in becoming familiar with basic concepts in Sketch
The Foundry @ Meredith Corp.
Super helpful in becoming familiar with basic concepts in Sketch
The Foundry @ Meredith Corp.
I was easily able to pick up Sketch which I needed for work. Plus you can learn at your own pace. The instructor was patient and was able to answer many different questions and handle people at different skill levels and experience
Dan was very thorough. Learned a lot. Sketch went from my least favorite to second favorite.
Dan is great, informed, and passionate about the subject matter.
Dan Rodney is a star! Patient and extremely knowledgable.
Dan knows his stuff. He did a great job of not only explaining Sketch, but also went above and beyond in giving everyone a solid foundation.
As one of our smaller courses, tuition for this course is due in full before the start date. The best way to save on this course is to take it as part of a certificate program.
There are no extra fees or taxes for our courses. The price you see on this page is the maximum you’ll pay us.
However, if you plan to take the course live online, you may need to obtain required software. We’ll help you get set up with a free trial of paid software prior to the class. Most of our coding classes utilize freely-available open-source software. For most of our design and motion graphics courses, we will help you get set up with a free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. If you attend the course in-person, we will have a computer already set up for you with all of the required software for no additional cost.
We don’t currently offer discounts as we do our best to affordably prices our courses.
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Attend this course in-person in NYC or Live Online via Zoom. Engage with expert instructors, ask questions, and get feedback on your exercises and projects. Switch between live-online and in-person as needed, even after the course has started.
Unlike other providers, these are not mass open-enrollment classes. At Noble Desktop, you’ll learn in small groups (typically 8-15 students) and receive personalized attention.
Get face-to-face interaction with an instructor and other students when you learn at our NYC campus. Courses are hands-on with a computer and software provided.
Get the same interactivity and access to the instructor as in-person students. There are no extra fees and we’ll work with you to ensure your remote setup is perfect.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive an official certificate testifying to your mastery of the curriculum. We’ll send you a link where you can download your certificate, share it online with your friends, post it to your professional network on LinkedIn, and view all your earned certificates. Congratulations on your achievement!
This course includes a detailed workbook, available in print or ebook at no additional cost.
Our proprietary workbooks are designed by a team of industry experts and instructional designers, and are updated regularly for the latest features and trends. Learn by completing a variety of real-world projects, and apply your newly-learned skills right away.
Missed a session or need a refresher? We have you covered!
We offer a free retake of the class within a year. You can also access recordings of each session in your student portal within 1 business day of the session-end (available for one month).
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In-person classes: No, we provide Macs with Sketch installed.
Live online classes: You will need your own Mac and a copy of Sketch (which may require a recent version of macOS so please check the system requirements). If you don’t have the software, you can usually do a free trial or purchase your own license. If you need assistance, contact us at email@example.com
Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required.
This course does not qualify for payments plans or student financing. See our Payment Plan FAQ to find related programs that qualify.
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
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Design the UX and UI of websites, apps, and more. You can do everything from design to prototype all in Adobe XD. In this class you’ll learn how to design on grids, turn your design into a clickable prootype, export image assets, and much more.
Adobe XD is a UX/UI tool that looks and works similarly to Sketch. While Sketch is for Macs only, Adobe XD can be used on Macs or PCs.
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Purchase group class vouchers at a discount for our regularly-scheduled group classes in NYC, or create a custom training program at your offices.