Sketch is a professional designing tool for Apple users. There are many professional design software platforms out there, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Pro, GIMP, and so many platforms that have transferred their operations online. Yes, perhaps not all of those platform can do state of the art vector editing (which Sketch can), and perhaps not all of them provide Photoshop-like features (which Sketch does), but falling ears on a single design platform because everyone else is using it, is also madness. Sketch has proven to its community to be a reliable editing tool that continues to evolve, listen to community feedback, and produce frequent and important updates. The last update particularly focused a lot on improvements in the areas of performance and flexibility, but also in improving exporting features for SVG and retine-ready files.
At first glance, many critics look at Sketch as just another image editing tool, when in fact you can use Sketch to build highly robust and complex designs that you see being used in modern applications and software. It has one of the most loyal and friendly communities that we know of, and the founder is transparent in his actions and the future of Sketch — the app recently left behind the Mac App Store to allow itself to focus more on frequent updates, and allow itself room for more solid growth. However, unlike Photoshop, Sketch is still growing and maturing, and the number of design resources available for Sketch in comparison to Photoshop is very small, though that is also changing rapidly — checking out the most popular freebie sites, there is clear indication that more graphic designers also try to include .sketch files in their packages. Sketch is also becoming increasingly popular amongst developers who want tools that help to push and script designs; Pieter Omvlee has more on this.
Speaking of freebies, we will be listing 35 of the best, most versatile, and most adaptable Sketch design resources for you today, they will include:
- UI (User Interface) Kits that you can use to prototype a mobile application within minutes, by having full access over the elements and having the freedom to optimize them as you like.
- Wireframe Kits to enable you to create rapid website prototypes and send them out to your clients, without the need to sit at your screen and do all the work. Once again, full editing permissions.
- Webiste Elements are packages that contains specific website elements that you can further style, put code behind them and use them in your website designs.
- Also several design concepts that could possibly yield ideas, or serve as starting points for a new feature in your desktop or mobile applications.
Finding and learning about these design resources was a thoroughly fun process, so we truly hope that you will find some inspiration of your own here, and perhaps even grab a few resources for future use, or for use in a project that you are currently working on. Sketch users are welcome to submit their own freebies and free downloads through the comments, we read them all and will most likely feature you in this post if you have got something great to offer.
Mockup Devices Collection
We are turning away from the desktop computer revolution, into a more concise era where portable devices are leading the way for online shopping, content consumption, and instant messaging. It’s getting more and more important to focus on creating content, and building content around modern devices that enable users to browse and experience the web just like they would on a desktop. When making mockups, prototypes, and samples of an application — we should strive to make a copy for each popular device out there, and to help you save time mimicking the most popular devices, here is a collection of mobile and tablet device mockups. Great for displaying your support for the devices that can run your platform, or simply to overlay these mockups with functional versions of your app.
Checkout UI Sketch
Designing can consume the whole day when working on specific parts of an application / platform, little things like the checkout page require careful attention to be built with a feeling that the checkout process is going to be secure, and safe. This Checkout UI mockup uses standard design patterns that will flow in many varieties of design, and with a little customization would find home on pretty much any app out there that provides checkout features to their customers. Save some time doing design work, and focus on more unique aspects of your app.
Files Downloaded Sketch
This little mockup is an on-boarding template for a company that wants to use a welcome screen to explain to new users, or existing users, what the application is about, and give them a straightforward ‘enter’ button to help them access the app. Nice little widget that you can customize to fit within the apps screens where a transition is required.
Planner Dashboard Concept
More than a hundred downloads for this beautiful dashboard concept. It is divided in three parts: left sidebar, the middle, and the right sidebar. Left sidebar focuses on the navigation menu of the dashboard, the middle is for actual plans and who is attending any of them, while the right sidebar focuses on your own personal tasks that you wish to create. Ghani Pradita is the designer behind this concept, give him a thumbs up for this amazing artwork.
Customize Product UI Kit
Product pages for any modern online store are getting more modern, more digital, and certainly much more flexible. This freebie from Rodrigo Borges is for creating a product customization page on your online store. The concept lets a user select a variety of options for the final product, and make a final purchase. The design is borrowed from original Apple’s sales pages, where you can make final adjustments to the products that you wish to purchase.
Food And Drinks UI
Food apps don’t have to be the traditional content-heavy platforms that we are accustomed to on the web, instead — with some careful designing, we can create ‘cards’ for our food related stories, and display them in a more effective and appealing manner, as can be seen in this concept UI. Three darks that display different types of foods and drinks with a little description behind them, explaining how to achieve the end result. This could work really well for a food network that wants to publish small and easy to do recipes, with a modern and professional feel to it.
Ranjith Alingal is sharing with others his mockup of what a good stats application UI should look like. It’s one thing to understand how statistics work, and incorporate them through code, but we still have to focus on creating an actual UI for the raw output of stats. If you have been struggling in that department, Ranjith Alingal’s freebie will give you some piece of mind. The concept is meant for apps that would like to recap statistics of a particular area of the business, with the ability to report up to 30 day logs too.
Calendar is another one of those elements that you really don’t want to be spending too much time on, it kind of feels like an easy task to accomplish, but once you start doing it.. the hours begin to add up, and time is getting lost. Save yourself a couple of hours and borrow this modern calendar concept from Sanja Zakovska, it uses a red and compact color scheme, but since you get the Sketch files, you will be able to work with this one fully to your own liking.
Onboarding remains as one of the most thorough processes of explaining to the new user as to what he is signing up for, and what he can expect from becoming a member to your platform. Finding the right way to onboard is crucial, because these days, simple signup and use the platform techniques don’t work so well anymore. Rodrigo Borges has published a free onboarding UI with a red color scheme, divided into three parts — allowing you to edit the main icons and text area to explain to your users what they are getting themselves into. These onboarding screens work really well for mobile apps, and we couldn’t emphasize their importance more than we already do.
Google – Material Icons for Sketch
Bring some material design into your projects. Even the official Facebook Messenger app is pushing out material design for their Android devices, and so many more startups focus to build their new apps with the help of material design, this design standard is maturing faster than anything we have seen in the last decade. Here we have a freebie of material design icons, ready to be used in your projects, whether mobile or desktop. Download count is adding up fast.
A very modern ‘location card’ for travel websites that offer deals on holidays, or general traveling experiences to their customers. The concept uses the approach of displaying a background image of the location that is being offered, and a nice ‘card’ overlay to discuss the trip details more thoroughly. Will work really well for both desktop websites, and mobile apps. Uniqueness and modernization always keeps customers peeled to their screens.
Ustraa iOS Mobile App
Ustraa is a concept app that focuses on eCommerce, more specifically — focuses on selling individual brand products with an exciting, and sleek design. Product listings, product pages, everything is included in this full mobile app concept, so what’s required of you is to grab the freebie and explore the possibilities. It’s always best to use an existing app design, especially in the phase where only a prototype is necessary.
Wish to run a platform that helps people to upload stuff, be it personal or for everyone’s use? Building up a concept design just for this purpose alone will take a ton of time, there are so many upload scripts out there, all of which use their unique approach to design, and flow of elements. Give yourself some space, grab this Upload Widget UI and build a prototype that won’t suck the living life out of you. It’s actually quite reasonably well design as well.
When you hear the name Electro App, the first thing that may pop in your head right away is..it’s a music application! Nah, not in this case. Electro App is a literal application concept for an application that can help in tracking electricity use in your household, or at work. Enter your daily usage and get an output of how much you should expect to pay by the end of the month. We love when designers take the initiative to build unique mockups and UI concepts that can steer developers into a new category of ideas.
If all that electro got you pumped up for some music, why not take this next mockup of a Music Player and get some tunes going on with your very own application? Well, the process won’t be that easy sure, but once you explore the design capabilities of the concept, there will be nothing in the way to stop you from executing this concept into a full functional mobile app that’s ready to attract some listeners. Use it as standalone, or built it alongside an existing app that focuses on media.
Sign Up Card
Signup forms have grown from traditional username/password forms, to highly sophisticated designs that continue to emphasize the overall theme of the website / app design. If a signup form is on your to-do list, then perhaps take a closer look at this signup card that’s beautifully designed to feature a separate signup form, and a sidebar for any additional info you wish to convey to new users.
Where would the world be without email, or even instant messaging! Mail App is a concept UI work that features an inbox outlet that you can turn into a personal email design for your existing platform. It will require some work to style a standalone email platform, but if you are building for personal use — this should be a beneficial starting point to give you some ideas on how email inboxes work.
Perhaps a better name would have been a Digital Wallet Concept, nonetheless, this is a beautiful digital wallet that you can integrate in your platform that deals with financial aspects of a business. Perhaps you are running an auctioning website, and people can load credits into their account, this concept will give you enough room to play around, and design a wallet that will feel great, and look modern.
Farm Vector Icons
We didn’t forget about icons, so here are a couple of UI kits and other concepts specifically for icons. First one is an icon set, vector, for farmers, or farming related apps. The icons include tractor, carrot, apple, starch, cow, farmer, bird, house, and a couple of others that will work in designs related to doing farming.
iOS Icons Freebie
These icons feature several different and popular applications that you can find on the App Store. If you ever wondered what it is like to built an icon from a scratch, now you have access to a layered Sketch file that will do the rundown for you, how to build a professional icon from the ground up. Great for learning how to build your own app icon, and perhaps you can even borrow some ideas and elements from this freebie.
20 Dashboard Icons Sketch
Dashboard icons work best for general and office related apps, the icon set includes: calendar, atom, message, user profile card, hashtag, web browser, desktop computer, smartphone, settings panel, buildings, folder, user profile, price tag, folder, and a couple of others. Save time, get a pre-built icon package and use it as you like. We are surprised to see that only so few have taken advantage of this amazing offer.
Analytics Chart Sketch
We had one analytics chart already mentioned, but there’s always room for more. This concept comes from Racine Davis, she uses the digital design approach to create an analytics chart concept that can be used to display any data imaginable, either individually or through a timelapse of a set period of time.
And even more analytics stuff, this time for fitness enthusiasts. Sports apps continue to dominate the physical activity app categories, with apps that can count one’s steps being some of the most sought after. Luckily for us, Padam Boora went out of his way to deliver a nice fitness analytics concept design that you can quickly prototype into a function application. The concept is created to help track steps, distance, and climbing distance.
Flash messages are a nice way to keep your users engaged in app activities, be it a thank you message, or a message to let them know about a completed action, flash messages always reassure the user that they action they are trying to do has been completed, and that helps to put their minds at rest. This UI element is a simple flash message that you can in-build within your existing apps to add as an action call after a literal action call has been completed.
For eCommerce apps and online stores, one of the most important pages that need a great design is going to be the product details page. This is the page that displays the product, and leads to either a purchase, or a closed window. Mistakes are not to be afforded on product details pages, so taking the time to either design or find a great product details page mockup is crucial. We have one that we found and really liked, it’s simple, yet manages to get the message across, and doesn’t over-bloat the customers screen with garbage elements.
Social App iOS UI Kit Sketch
Social applications are gaining momentum, thanks to the ability for everyone to create their own social network these days, it comes as no surprise that many designers focus on building mockups, concepts and templates that surround the social media sphere. Here we have a Sketch UI kit specifically for a social networking application for iOS developers. This one emphasizes features like media upload, instant messaging between the public, but also individually between the user. Variety of content feeds to help you display content, user notifications, and a follower system. Of course, all this is just design, so you need to come up with a plan on how to make all these features into reality through some coding.
Minimal Android UI Kit Sketch
Android hasn’t been the winner of this roundup, but that is not to say that there aren’t that many resources out there for Android developers, it just seems that a lot of designers are focused on iOS, except for this one — here is a minimal UI kit built for Android devices. You get in the package all the required elements to create a prototype for a simple content / business website, with standardized and modern design choices.
Moon Wireframe Kit Sketch
The Moon Wireframe Kit for Sketch has been downloaded over 3,000 times — it is because it reassures the designer that there will be enough elements to use when building his prototype, that’s what a lot of ui kits these days lack, more complex elements that can help bring out a wider spectrum of ideas into fruition. The Moon Wireframe Kit however sticks to the big guns, and doesn’t shy away from offering interesting and varied elements. The screens have been divided into the following categories: Splash, Login, Menu, Settings, Gallery, Feed, List Items, Contact, Profile, Notifications, Comments, Stats, and Cart.
Basic Wireframe Kit Sketch
Working at a designing agency and not having the right tools to create rapid prototypes can be a disaster, which is why you will find that many of the ui kits we find online for free offer all the basic elements and necessities that would help to prototype a website design sample quickly and effectively, this ui kit includes: forms elements, checkboxes, buttons, image placeholder, maps placeholder, tooltip buttons, information modals — all the nifty elements that make up a content website. Get designing!
Pearl UI Kit Sketch
We will be closing in on this roundup, with some additions of cool ui kits that we know you will start working on right away. Pearl UI Kit brings this to the table: navigation menu with items and a search bar, an individual search bar and form, email and password login form, comment box, country selection menu, a personal profile menu with concise profile information, friends search functionality, category selection, tabbed content selection, a post status update form, video form, buttons and more — so essentially everything you need to get started with a website that would enable content production, and user profile creation in a social media oriented way.
Bootstrap 4 UI Kit for Sketch
With 4,000+ downloads and adding up every day, this will without question become on of the leading Bootstrap 4 UI Kits for Sketch user as the library continues to progress, and as more Bootstrap 4 features are being unraveled by the company. Bootstrap 4 is in the works, but some aspects of it are available for public testing, so the community took the initiative to publish the UI Kit in Sketch format to allow others to bootstrap their apps using the new design framework.
Simple UI Sketch Generator
With Simple UI Sketch Generator you can generate your UI kit with Text styles, buttons symbols, color swatches, and avatars. It’s also a great tool to quickly explore art directions and be sure a graphic identity is consistent across all elements. The author of the kit asks that you compliment his work by leaving the watermark intact, it’s a good thing to respect creators and their free time, but ultimately the request is up to you to fulfil.
Dribbble GUI Sketch
Dribbble is the most widely known design sharing resource for professional and serious designers, graphic designers, and design artists. With this GUI you can quickly load up the projects you are working on, and see what they would look like on Dribbble once you publish them, at least that what the author of the GUI intended the purpose of this kit to be. You can always use the GUI to build your own app or website, based on the design.
iOS Photo App UI Kit Sketch
3,000+ downloads and counting, anyone in the market to launch their own photography app, whether for global or personal community use, will learn that this is one of the best Photo App UI Kits for iOS out there. Great selection of screens, and plenty of functionality screens that showcase the thoughtfulness of the designer.
Flexible UI Kit Sketch
Last up, Flexible UI Kit for Sketch that features screens and elements required for building landing pages and business pages that would require elements such as pricing tables, tooltips, video players, navigation menus, and content areas. Indeed a very flexible ui kit.
The Best Design Resources for Sketch Designers
Well, that was a great way to explore what Sketch designers have been up to in the recent couple of months. We have recapped some of the best available design work for Sketch users, and we couldn’t be more impressed by the end result. Some truly spectacular and special graphical design work is to be found in this post, so we hope that you took your time to explore the possibilities, and grabbed what you thought would come in handy to your current design workflow. Sketch designers, please get in touch with us if you have published your own freebies somewhere on the net, we would like to take a look and consider for inclusion in this post, thank you.