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Sketch Classes

Hands-on Sketch Classes in NYC

Sketch Bootcamp

Get a solid understanding of Sketch so you create designs for different size screens, tap into the power of symbols (reusable design components), build clickable prototypes using InVision as well as Sketch’s native prototyping tools, export graphics, learn about useful plugins that make working in Sketch better, and much more.

12 Hours

$650

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Sketch in a Day

Get up and running quickly with the fundamentals of Sketch: learn to design websites, apps, etc. for different size screens, tap into the power and flexibility of symbols (reusable design components), export graphics, and more.

If you want to learn Sketch in greater depth, check out our 12-hour Sketch Bootcamp.

6 Hours

$325

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Sketch Advanced

Take your Sketch skills to the next level and dive deeper into this popular design app. 

Take full advantage of the power of symbols, sync symbols and styles across documents and computers, turn designs into clickable prototypes using InVision as well as Sketch’s native prototyping tools, and learn useful plugins to add features and expedite your workflow.

6 Hours

$325

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UX & UI Design Certificate

Learn to design the UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) of websites in this certificate program. From prototyping, to user research and testing, to creating visual designs in Sketch, and more, you’ll learn how to create effective designs.

72 Hours

$2995

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Visual Design Certificate

Design mobile & web interfaces, learn graphic design fundamentals, and create a portfolio. Our Visual Design Certificate includes classes in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Graphic Design & Visual Design.

96 Hours

$3800

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Sketch is a Mac app that is built with the specific needs of a modern web designer (or app designer) in mind. Learn how to use Sketch to design user interfaces of websites & apps in our hands-on Sketch courses in New York City. 

Start learning Sketch in our 6-hour intro workshop, or our comprehensive 12-hour bootcamp. We also offer an Advanced Sketch class, or you can learn Sketch in our New York State-licensed certificate programs for Visual Design and UX & UI Design.

Rated NYC’s Best Sketch Courses

From the step-by-step Sketch training workbooks we write, to our “learn then practice” teaching style, Noble Desktop’s Sketch classes are proven to be the most effective. Our instructors are working professionals, bringing real-world experience to the courses. Learn in small classes with personalized attention, and you can retake the class for free within 6 months (if you want to).

  • “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.”

    Etana Solomon

  • “I am a graphic designer working in NYC and just got a new job where Sketch is the primary program used. I was starting with absolutely no experience in the program and am leaving equipped with a solid foundation and a lot more confidence to tackle some new projects in this program. Would definitely take another class here!”

    Amanda Wrobel

  • “I loved this class, and feel that after only a few hours I can tackle this new program and apply what I learned to assignments at work. I’m looking forward to further playing around and building on what I learned today, and love that I have the workbook to go back to the lessons for a refresh, or do additional exercises on my own time.”

    Lizzie Tonkin

  • “I've taken 3 classes so far at Noble. It's the best way to learn design programs, in my opinion.”

    Matt

Learn Real-World Design & Coding Skills

“Noble Desktop is far and away the most efficient way of gaining computer graphics skills. They give real-world exercises to work on, teach best practices, and inspire many an ‘aha!’ moment. Highly recommended.”
Joanne Hu

Students learning graphic design & coding at Noble Desktop

29 Years of Experience

Since 1990 we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on an issue, we tweak the class to make it better. We’re the longest running independent training center for code and design in NYC.

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Upcoming Sketch Classes in NYC

Course

Next Class

Duration

Price

Sketch in a Day Next Class: Oct 24, Thursday, 10–5pm Duration: 6 Hours Price: $325
Sketch Bootcamp Next Class: Feb 26–27, Wed–Thu, 10–5pm Duration: 12 Hours Price: $650
Sketch Advanced Next Class: Feb 27, Thursday, 10–5pm Duration: 6 Hours Price: $325
UX & UI Design Certificate (2020) Next Class: Feb 24–Apr 13, Wed–Thu, 10–5pm Duration: 72 Hours Price: $2995
Visual Design Certificate Next Class: Jan 27–Mar 13, Mon–Wed, 10–5pm Duration: 96 Hours Price: $3800

Learn more about Sketch & our courses

Sketch is a Mac only app built specifically for designing the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) or websites, apps, etc. 

Sketch Terminology & Uses

User Interface (UI) Design
  • Design that focuses on how users experience and interact with a variety of products from websites and software applications to computers, appliances, machines, and mobile devices.
  • The goal of user interface design is to make it as simple and efficient as possible for users to accomplish their goals—what is often called user-centered design.
User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Experience (UX) involves a person’s behaviors, attitudes, and emotions about using a particular product, system, or service.
  • Includes the practical, experiential, emotional, meaningful, and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership.
  • Considers a person’s perceptions of system aspects such as utility, ease of use, and efficiency.
  • UX is important because of the increased emphasis on user-centered design. It’s not about what the client wants, it’s what the user needs and wants.

Why Learn Sketch for UI & UX Design?

Unlike Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (which were originally created for photo retouching or illustration) the entire focus of the Sketch app is on designing the UI and UX of digital products such as websites and apps.

  • Sketch costs $99 to purchase and includes one year of updates and Sketch cloud. After the first year you can keep using Sketch at no extra cost, but if you want more updates (and Sketch Cloud) you can renew your license for $69 for another year.
  • 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 enables you to create flexible design systems that are easier to manage.
  • With artboards and layout guides, you can design on popular grid systems (like Bootstrap), making it easier to design responsive webpages.
  • Exporting graphics from Sketch is quick. Mark what you want to export, select the filetype and size, and you’re ready to export.
  • Sketch has some prototyping features built-in, or you can pair it with InVision to make clickable prototypes to test with users, show clients, and send to developer. We cover these concepts in the Sketch Advanced class.