Ask DN: Sketch for Logo design?

almost 8 years ago from , Front-end developer

Does anyone use Sketch app for logo design on daily basis?


  • Erica Heinz, almost 8 years ago

    Nope — I just did a logo/rebranding project and had to switch to Illustrator because Sketch 1) doesn't have detailed kerning control or preview 2) doesn't do CMYK 3) doesn't integrate with LiveSurface, for branding mockups

    13 points
  • Corwin HarrellCorwin Harrell, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    While it is my primary design tool, I find that the pathfinder tools (union, subtract, difference, etc...) as well as other vector drawing elements of Sketch don't always work as expected. Illustrator just seems to be more consistent in this sense and is my main tool for vector drawing for that reason.

    6 points
  • anthony thomasanthony thomas, almost 8 years ago

    In essence, this intelligent question translates to: "Does anyone use this professional design tool to do work that designers do?"

    6 points
    • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, almost 8 years ago

      It's a fair question. Sketch is primarily used for interface work and wireframing — I'm guessing Misel was wondering if its vector capabilities are robust enough to replace tools like Illustrator for logo design.

      35 points
    • Nicolás Joel EnglerNicolás Joel Engler, almost 8 years ago

      There's no need for that awful attitude. I think he may be asking this because Sketch isn't a print-oriented design tool, and logos can be used in both, print and digital, industries.

      A bit of tolerance can go a long way.

      41 points
      • Ethan BondEthan Bond, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

        Agreed. And the fact is that Sketch's vector (especially path) and color capabilities are nowhere close to Illustrator's.

        As more of a product/UX/whatever designer, I end up using Sketch on the occasion that I do logo design just because I'm used to it and usually have it open. I'm doubtful that someone whose fulltime job is branding would use it for that though.

        Anyone who wants a more robust vector tool but doesn't want to deal with Adobe/AI/CC, I highly recommend checking out Affinity Designer. It's a really solid product that forgoes the terrible parts of AI.

        9 points
    • Marvell Lahens, almost 8 years ago


      13 points
    • Tropical HoochTropical Hooch, almost 8 years ago

      I'm beginning to think the "D" in DN stands for Douche.

      14 points
    • Cory DymondCory Dymond, almost 8 years ago

      InDesign is a "professional design tool", but no professional is actually using it to work on logo design because that's not what it's built for. Sketch isn't built for that either.

      Your snarky response is pretty insufferable, mostly because you smugly act like OP is an idiot for asking a question you don't even know the answer to.

      Reminds me of this: https://vine.co/v/MXXldeZzLxA

      1 point
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, almost 8 years ago

    Nothing is as powerful as Adobe Illustrator yet but Affinity Designer is my alternate tool that I go to for any detail pathfinder work. It also helps for those who don't want to splash on CC subscription.

    3 points
  • John PJohn P, almost 8 years ago

    Check out Affinity Designer

    2 points
  • Dario Vaccaro, almost 8 years ago

    I do use it for logo design on a frequent basis. Usually it's all I need if I need to make a logo, especially if I'm just playing around and testing things out.

    Even when I need to export to other software, such as Cinema 4d I can take the SVG from sketch and use it in illustrator. The only problem that comes about is somethimes the logos I make in Sketch end up a little messier because of the lack of logo specific tools. So I tend to take shortcuts behind the scenes to mark the logo look good even if the paths I draw are terrible if one of the layers is removed. This has caused problems in the past when I've needed to animate and in that case I would just start with Illustrator. However, Ina any other case when someone just wanted an SVG file of their logo, I feel completely comfortable making the logo silt in sketch.

    1 point
    • Ian De DobbelaereIan De Dobbelaere, almost 8 years ago

      Is it possible you show me one of those logo's? I own Sketch and tested the "pentool" out and in my opinion it's shitty. I really wanna see a final product of it because i can't imagine doing a good job designing a logo with sketch.

      3 points
  • Nate LegaspiNate Legaspi, almost 8 years ago

    I find it cumbersome using their path tool so I just used it for UI and wireframe. I've recently switched to Affinity Designer and found it really useful and already replaced my ageing Illustrator CS5.

    0 points
  • Alex PaxtonAlex Paxton, almost 8 years ago

    Yeah it's called Illustrator, it's also "Sketch for ___" because sketch has a singular focus and Illustrator doesn't

    0 points
  • diego fernandezdiego fernandez, almost 8 years ago


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  • Gokhan KurtGokhan Kurt, almost 8 years ago

    This question explains why adobe mixes the tools in a single software.

    0 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, almost 8 years ago


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