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Francesco Bertocci

UX/UI/Product Designer & Founder

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Animate your Figma designs with our new Principle integration

#Prototyping #Figma #Principle #Productivity

Today we have some special news that’s been months…perhaps years…in the making. Figma now integrates with the prototyping tool Principle, so you can easily build advanced animations of your Figma…









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Atomic Tutorial: Dynamic search results

#Atomic #Prototyping #Advanced #Tutorial

Create a search input field that dynamically displays results based on a data source









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Atomic: Dynamic Shopping Cart Prototype

#Atomic #Prototyping #Advanced

Make a dynamic shopping cart prototype using components, data and JavaScript.









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Plaster: Mobile Design System (Special 10% off)

#DPLs #UIKits #UIDesign #Deals #Sketch #Material

Build top quality applications with most advanced Sketch design system.









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Workshop: Mastering Sketch

#Sketch #Workshops #NYC #Advanced

This workshop is for for anyone that has already working experience with Sketch and would like to improve or master it.

You'll be learn about resizable Symbols, Plugins, Pattern Libraries and more.

Agenda (3hrs):
– Sketch’s UI: Shortcuts and plugins for navigating folder structures and organizing layers and artboards.
– Styles: Text and Shapes (import/export to share with others)
– Advanced Symbols: How to create nested symbols for creating Design Pattern Libraries (DPL) using Atomic Design principles
– Practical tips for DPLs (lessons learned)
– Managing projects and symbol libraries with Abstract or Kactus
– Naming conventions and exporting (including exporting to SVG)
– Plugins: Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (Runner, Rename it, Anima Autolayout, Launchpad and more)
– Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more.

Time and Date:
– 5:00pm to 8:00pm
– Upcoming Thursday (Date to be announced when we reach the quorum, spread the word and you both get $10 off!)
– Location: Either 135 Bowery or 26 Broadway or in SoHo.

Location:
Manhattan, NY. The exact location to be announced prior to the workshop.

Please note:
– Bring your laptop to follow along and pre-install Sketch 48 or higher (Free trial).
– Each workshop is tailored to needs and pace of the group.
– We require at minimum of 5 attendees, so spread the word! Max 10 students per event.
– Refunds: You can request a refund or save a spot for the following scheduled date. You can cancel anytime up to 48 our prior the event. 

Questions?









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Event: Prototyping in Sketch 49 and What's New / ProtoWire & More Demos

#Events #UX #Prototyping

Sketch 49 brings quite a few improvements. Some obvious like prototyping within Sketch and some less obvious like easier-to-look-at override panels and find-and-replace colors.

Agenda:
– Prototyping in Sketch
– Shared Libraries on Sketch Cloud
Read more about both

– Improved Find And Replace Colors:
I wrote a quick Medium post about this

ProtoWire Demo (Advanced, responsive prototyping within Sketch)

– The Sketch 49 workshop and Protowire demo will be held by me
https://freeandwilling.com/fbmore

– Other speakers TBD. Reach out if you'd like to present!

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As usual if you are a student or can’t afford the ticket let me know and I’d be more than happy to sponsor you. Reach out at francesco@freeandwilling.com See you soon!









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Workshop: Mastering Sketch (Early Bird - May 3rd)

#Sketch #Workshop #NYC #Advanced

This workshop is for for anyone that has already working experience with Sketch and would like to improve or master it.

You'll be learn about resizable Symbols, Plugins, Pattern Libraries and more.

Agenda (3hrs):
– Sketch’s UI: Shortcuts and plugins for navigating folder structures and organizing layers and artboards.
– Styles: Text and Shapes (import/export to share with others)
– Advanced Symbols: How to create nested symbols for creating Design Pattern Libraries (DPL) using Atomic Design principles
– Practical tips for DPLs (lessons learned)
– Managing projects and symbol libraries with Abstract or Kactus
– Naming conventions and exporting (including exporting to SVG)
– Plugins: Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (Runner, Rename it, Anima Autolayout, Launchpad and more)
– Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more.

Time and Date:
– 4:30pm to 7:30pm
– May 3rd 2018 (spread the word and you both get $10 off!)

Location:
Manhattan, NY. The exact location to be announced 3-4 days prior to the workshop.

Please note:
– Bring your laptop to follow along and pre-install Sketch 48 or higher (Free trial).
– Each workshop is tailored to needs and pace of the group.
– We require at minimum of 5 attendees, so spread the word! Max 10 students per event.
– Refunds: You can request a refund or save a spot for the following scheduled date. You can cancel anytime up to 48 our prior the event. 

Questions?









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Freelance Time Tracking by Bonsai

#Bonsai #TimeTracking #Freelancing #Productivity

The best time tracker for freelancers! Integrated invoicing, global payments and advanced reporting. Available on iOS, OS X, and online.









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Framer for Games: Arcade Joystick – Robert Mion

#Framer #Prototyping #Articles #Advanced #Medium

This prototype is not so much of a game, but rather a simulation of a physical game…









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Midnight: Dark Theme Sketch Plugin (now 50% off!)

#Sketch #Plugins #Productivity #Deals

Midnight adds a dark theme to Sketch! I had a chance to try it and ❤️ it.

Bonus features include layer tags (yay to organization!) indent guides, custom selection color, custom canvas darkness, and more. If you are using Sketch before going to bed you might even switch to Night Owl mode.

**Midnight 1.2 now Includes a bonus ultra-light theme called Lark + all new Bright icon-set + advanced features like the ‘Collapse All Groups’ button and high contrast Vector Handles + many performance improvements and bug fixes.

👉 *Special 50% off offer ends soon! Scroll down to get it!

Layer Tags: Apply colored tags to Layers, Artboards and Pages.




Indent Guides: Easily identify how Groups and Layers are nested.



Custom Toolbar Icons: Choose to display icons from a theme, or keep the original icons.


Works with Runner: Automatically match Sketch Runner’s dark mode with Midnight.

Customize Canvas Darkness Darken the canvas to perfectly complement your design.

Change Selection Color: Choose any color you like, or use the default color from the theme.












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Workshop: Mastering Sketch

#Sketch #Workshop #NYC #Advanced

This workshop is for for anyone that has already working experience with Sketch and would like to improve or master it.

You'll be learn about resizable Symbols, Plugins, Pattern Libraries and more.

Agenda (3hrs):
– Sketch’s UI: Shortcuts and plugins for navigating folder structures and organizing layers and artboards.
– Styles: Text and Shapes (import/export to share with others)
– Advanced Symbols: How to create nested symbols for creating Design Pattern Libraries (DPL) using Atomic Design principles
– Practical tips for DPLs (lessons learned)
– Managing projects and symbol libraries with Abstract or Kactus
– Naming conventions and exporting (including exporting to SVG)
– Plugins: Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (Runner, Rename it, Anima Autolayout, Launchpad and more)
– Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more.

Time and Date:
– 5:00pm to 8:00pm
– Upcoming Thursday (Date to be announced when we reach the quorum, spread the word and you both get $10 off!)
– Location: Either 135 Bowery or 26 Broadway or in SoHo.

Location:
Manhattan, NY. The exact location to be announced 3-4 days prior to the workshop.

Please note:
– Bring your laptop to follow along and pre-install Sketch 48 or higher (Free trial).
– Each workshop is tailored to needs and pace of the group.
– We require at minimum of 5 attendees, so spread the word! Max 10 students per event.
– Refunds: You can request a refund or save a spot for the following scheduled date. You can cancel anytime up to 48 our prior the event. 

Questions?









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Paddle: The better way to sell software

#Licensing #Software

We provide everything you need to sell software in one integration, with advanced solutions to help you grow and optimize your software business.









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Sketch Master (Courses Bundle)

#Sketch #OnlineCourses #Video #SVG #Advanced

Sketch Master is a collection of tutorial training courses for professionals learning Sketch—the UI UX vector design software for Mac.









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ProtoPie: Prototype mobile interactions as easily as Pie

#Prototyping #Tools #Mobile #Advanced

Piece hi-fi interactions together, build sensor-aided prototypes and share your amazing creations in a matter of minutes.









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Hello 2018!

#Sketch #Prototyping #Workshop #NYC

Hello everyone and happy new year!

I am very excited for what the new year will bring us! So much happened in 2017 in the UX/UI Design and Prototyping space!

Here are some of the things you should check out in case you missed them. A big one for me was the evolution of symbols in Sketch and design systems as well as collaboration among team members, and easier handoffs and if you work with React, lots of exciting things there too.

The last 6 months of 2017 I was pretty busy with a job out of town so I could not organize as many events but I am planning to start the year strong and we'll have events in NYC around:
– "Why it's good to prototype early and often" an event on the (crowded) prototyping space and. Good if you are new to the group/space. This an updated presentation I based on
Timeline by Anima App (just released!)
Fuse Tool's improved UI
Framer Studio
InVision Studio
Figma 2.0

Other big announcement was AdobeXD for Windows

Tons of products now have "Studio" in their name as they all rush to become the all-in-one tool to designers. 🚀

Sketch Workshops in January:
Basic if you are starting now
Advanced if you want to learn more advanced workflows or techniques.

Depending on availability, I organize custom workshop for teams. 

What would you like to learn or improve in 2018?

💌 Shoot me an email
and let me know! 😀

Ciao,
Francesco 









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Sketch Workshops in NYC

#Sketch #Workshop #NYC #Advanced

Hello everyone and happy new year!

I am very excited for what the new year will bring us! So much happened in 2017 in the UX/UI Design and Prototyping space!

A big one for me was the evolution of symbols in Sketch and design systems as well as collaboration among team members (❤️ Abstract!), and easier handoffs and if you work with React, lots of exciting things there too.

I'll be running a few Sketch Workshops in January:
Basic if you are starting now
Advanced if you want to learn more advanced workflows or techniques.

Depending on availability, I organize custom workshop for teams. 

What would you like to learn or improve in 2018?

💌 Shoot me an email
and let me know! 😀

Ciao,
Francesco 









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Sketch Workshops for Teams

#Sketch #Workshop #NYC #Advanced

Custom Sketch Training for Teams
This Sketch app workshop is customizable for any team or group either new to Sketch or that is ready to master it and take collaboration workflows to the next level and be more productive.

Agenda example (approximately 5-6hrs over 1 or 2 days):
– Sketch’s UI: What's obvious and what's a little more hidden, navigating folder structures and artboards
– Styles: Text and Shapes (import/export to share with others)
– Symbols Overview: How to create them and when to use them.
– Symbols: Resizing and overriding.
– Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (Runner, Rename it, Anima Autolayout and more)
– Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more.
– Naming conventions and exporting Zeplin (including exporting to SVG)
– Libraries: Using Symbols from shared libraries and UI kits.– Advanced Symbols: How to create nested symbols for building Design Pattern Libraries (DPL) using Atomic Design principles
– Practical tips for DPLs (lessons learned)
– Managing projects and symbol libraries with Abstract

Please note:
– Attendees should bring their laptop to follow along and pre-install Sketch 48 or higher.
– Each workshop is tailored to needs and pace of each group.
– Payment is due at the time of booking. You can reschedule anytime up to a week prior the event.

Costs:
Cost varies based on number of attendees, location, travel time and overall team commitment.

Want to request availability or have questions?









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Workshop: Mastering Sketch

#Sketch #Workshop #NYC #Advanced

This workshop is for for anyone that has already working experience with Sketch and would like to improve or master it.

You'll be learn about resizable Symbols, Plugins, Pattern Libraries and more.

Agenda (3hrs):
– Sketch’s UI: Shortcuts and plugins for navigating folder structures and organizing layers and artboards.
– Styles: Text and Shapes (import/export to share with others)
– Advanced Symbols: How to create nested symbols for creating Design Pattern Libraries (DPL) using Atomic Design principles
– Practical tips for DPLs (lessons learned)
– Managing projects and symbol libraries with Abstract or Kactus
– Naming conventions and exporting (including exporting to SVG)
– Plugins: Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (Runner, Rename it, Anima Autolayout, Launchpad and more)
– Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more.

Time and Date:
– 5:00pm to 8:00pm
– Thursday January 18, 2018

Location:
Manhattan, NY. The exact location to be announced 3-4 days prior to the workshop.

Please note:
– Bring your laptop to follow along and pre-install Sketch 48 or higher (Free trial).
– Each workshop is tailored to needs and pace of the group.
– We require at minimum of 5 attendees, so spread the word! Max 10 students per event.
– Refunds: You can request a refund or save a spot for the following scheduled date. You can cancel anytime up to 48 our prior the event. 

Questions?









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Automate Sketch

#Sketch #Plugin #Advanced #ProTips

Make your workflow more efficient.


All Features

MenuNotesLayer |
Fix to Parent with Margin | Fix the width and height of the parent, and set the margins.
Fix to Parent Width (Height) with Margin | Fix the width or height of the parent, and set the margins.
Bounds Layer for Every Selection | Create a bounds layer from the selected layer.
Divide Layer | Split Layer.
Ungroup Shape Layer | Ungroup shape layer.
Unlock All Layers | Unlock all layers.
Toggle Layer Constrain Proportions | Lock or unlock constrain proportions for selected layers.
Select All Layers In Selection By Type | Select all groups, text, shapes, bitmaps, symbol instances, slices, exportable layers, hidden layers.
Select All Layers In Selection By Name | Select all layers match by layer name.
Select All Child Layers | Select all sub-layers.
Select All Siblings Layers | Select all siblings layers.
Select Parent Groups | Select parent groups.
Select Layers Outside of Artboard Bounds | Select and reveal layers which is outside of the artboard bounds.
Select Reverse | Select reverse.
Paste and Replace | Paste and replace, replace the selected layer with the Sketch layer on the clipboard.
Clear Layer Name | Clears the layer name and removes the "copy" after the layer name.
Remove Redundant Groups | Remove redundant nested groups.
Remove Empty Groups | Remove empty group.
Remove Hidden Layers | Remove hidden layers.
Remove Transparency Layers | Remove transparency layers.
Create / Sync Link Layer | Create a link symbol layer from select group or artboard, and update the link symbol layers.
Arrange |
Change Places Between Two Layers | Change two objects positions based on midpoint or coordinate origin.
Tile Objects | Tile objects with grid or any orientations.
Tile Objects by Position X (Y) | Horizontal or vertical tiling objects.
Tile Objects Horizontally (Vertically) by Index | Horizontal or vertical tile based on layer list location.
Arrange Objects | Arrange selected layers or artboard.
Order Layers By ... | Change the position in the layer list based on the object X / Y value, name, type.
Reverse Layer Order | Invert the position in the layer list.
Text |
Increase / Decrease Line Height | Increase and decrease line height for all selected text layers. Plus or minus half of the value that you move objects while using Shift-Arrow key, you can change the value in Preferences - Canvas - Nudging.
Increase / Decrease Letter Spacing | Increase and decrease 0.38 letter spacing for all selected text layers.
Increase / Decrease / Reset Horizontally Scale | Increase, decrease and reset horizontally scale for all selected text layers.
Split Text Layer | Split selected text layers to multiple layer, use new line and a separator.
Combine Text Layers | Combine selected layers to one layer.
Capitalize | Capitalize.
Change Baseline offset | Change Baseline Offset for selected range of text layer.
Change Text Orientation | Change Text Orientation for CJK text layout.
Change Typeface for Latin Character | Change the typeface for latin-character in the text layer.
Add Space Between CJK and Latin Character | Add space between Chinese and Western.
Replace Fonts | Replace Fonts.
Replace Missing Fonts | Replace missing fonts.
Resize to Fit Text Height | Resize text layer to fit text field height.
Unfixed Layer Name | Cancels the fixed layer name of the text layer so that the layer name of the text follows the content.
Slice |
Auto Slice | Create a slice based on layer with export preset.
Fast slice, Fast slice Setting | Create a URL-friendly slice based on layer with export preset, without modal window.
Remove All Slices | Clear all slices.
Clear All Exportables | Clear all Exportable settings.
Save/Load Export Presets | Save and load export presets.
Artboard |
Artboard Form Selection | Create a new artboard from the selection object.
Artboard Form Group | Create a new artboard from group.
Artboard to Group | Artboard to group.
Resize to Fix Height | Adjusts the artboard to fit the height.
Move Artboards to Bottom of Anther | Move artboards or symbol masters to the bottom of another one.
Export all Artboards | Export all artboards, symbols to PNG / SVG.
Export all Artboards to HTML | Export show with HTML, searchable. When using SVG format, you can drag directly into Sketch.
Symbol |
Reset to Original Width / Height | Reset to original width / height.
Reset Overrides | Reset symbol overrides in selection.
Select All Instance of Symbol | Select all instances of the symbol.
Select All Instances of Imported symbol | Select all instances of imported symbol (library symbol).
Rename Instances | Rename all instances, rename selection instances, rename instance by symbol master.
Move Symbol Masters To Another Page | Move selected symbol masters to anthoer page.
Selection to Symbol Master | Change the selected layer directly into the symbol in its original position.
Detach Unused Symbol Master | Converts unused symbol templates to groups.
Remove Unused Symbols | Remove unused symbols, for Sketch 48+, with symbol preview.
Export all Symbols As PNG | Export all symbols as PNG according to the "Page / symbol" rule.
Sync Symbol Master from Sketch File | Synchronize symbols from Sketch files base on symbol ID.
Replace Pages from Sketch File | Forcing the replacement of the same name from the Sketch file, you can import the page containing the symbol by modifying the page name.
Library |
Fix Library ID Conflict | Fix library file with same document ID.
Imported Symbols Link Manage | Link imported symbols to another library, or fix the library not found error.
Replace Symbol With Library Symbol | Replace symbol with any library symbol.
Change symbols to Library Symbol Base Symbol ID | Change the selected/all symbols to library symbol base on symbol ID.
Change Local Text Style to Library Text Style | Change local text styles to same library text style from selected library.
Change Local Layer Style to Library Layer Style | Change local layer styles to same library layer style from selected library.
Import Document Assets from Library | Import document assets like colors, gradients and images from any library.
Import Styles from Library | Import text styles and layer styles from any library.
Add Library Preview | Add a artboard for library preview image.
Check For Library Updates | Check for library updates.
Styles |
Select Layer by Layer / Text Style | Select layer by layer or text style in curret page, selected layer groups.
Paste Fills / Borders / Shadows / Inner Shadows / Blur / Text Style / Text Color | After run "Edit" - "Copy" - "Copy Style ⌥⌘C", you can paste the fills, borders, shadows, inner shadows, blur to selected layers.
Add Solid Fill from CSS Color | Fill from CSS color code.
Fill Color from Global (Document) Colors | Fill from the global (document) color fast.
Swap Fill and Border | Swap fills and borders.
Remove All Disabled Styles | Remove disabled styles in all layers of the current page.
Remove Unused Layer / Text Styles | Remove unused layer styles and text styles.
Create Color Guide | Create a color guide from document color.
Create Typography Guide | Create a font style guide from a text style.
Import Document Assets from Sketch File | Import resources (colors, gradients, and patterns) from Sketch files.
Import Text Styles from Sketch File | Import text styles from Sketch files.
Import Layer Styles from Sketch File | Import a layer style from Sketch file.
Guides |
Clear Guides | Clear all guides.
Grid Presets | Common Grid Presets, like 8x8, 10x10 etc.
Hide All Grid/Layout | Hide all grid or layout.
Copy Grid/Layout/Guide | Copy the grid/layout/guide from seleted artboard.
Paste Grid/Layout/Guide | Apply the grid/layout/guide for seleted artboards, you must run Copy Grid/Layout/Guide first.
Prototyping |
Bring All Hotspot to Front | Bring all hotspot layer to front.
Development |
Pick Color and Copy the HEX Code | Pick a color from screen and copy the HEX code.
Copy Slice as Base64 | The slice image is copied to Base64, depending on the format and scale of the first item of the slice, you can get a different image.
Copy Selected Layer Name | Copy the selected layer name to the clipboard.
Copy ObjectID or SymbolID | When you select a layer, copy the ObjectID or SymbolID of the layer to the clipboard.
Show and Change Layer Info | Show and change layer's objectID, symbolID etc.
Script Editor Setting | Script editor font and font size settings.
Edit Plugin Setting | Set up external plugin editor, default editor Atom, Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code and WebStorm.
Reload Plugins | Reload all plugins.
Utilities
Export Clean Code SVG | Export or copy selected layers to clean code SVG, it can ignore layers by name or type, and optimize with SVGO.
SVG Export Setting | SVG export settings.
Nine-Slice from Bitmap Layer | Crop a bitmap layer to 9 part with resizing constraint settings.
Convert Sketch File to Other Version | Go to Sketch File for any later version of 43, you can open a high version file or go to a lower version.
Show File in Finder | Open the current document in the Finder.
Open Terminal at File Folder | Open the terminal and switch to the directory of the current document.









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Atomic: Advanced user input and editable form elements

#Atomic #Prototyping

Atomic currently supports three types of form elements: text inputs, text areas and dropdown menus. Form elements let you capture input from users, and can be linked to variables in order to achieve form validation and other complex manipulation using script expressions. Form elements can also be animated, the same way other elements are animated.









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A guide to work with Sketch & Framer

Learn advanced prototyping in Framer with Davo:









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Keys-For-Sketch: Advanced shortcut manager for Sketch app.

#Sketch #Plugins

Keys-For-Sketch - Advanced shortcut manager for Sketch app.

Please note once installed you can access it from Sketch's preferences, not the plugin's menu.












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