• Elliott ReganElliott Regan, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    If you can complete your assignments with Sketch, that's great. I wouldn't limit myself to just using Sketch, though. It just doesn't offer all the capabilities that Ai does, and at some point your work will be limited. That is, unless you are just doing web/print design stuff rather than digital illustration. It's like using a 16 color box of crayon vs. 96 colors box.

    If you want to use something other than Adobe (yay!), check out Affinity Designer, or CorelDRAW. I've never used either, CorelDRAW has been around for years, and although Affinity is new, it looks like it is much more tailored to illustration than Sketch is.

    I'd like to compare learning the Adobe suite to going to college. It's expensive, you don't need it, but it is really going to help you get a job. I want to tell everyone to join the revolution and not go to college/buy Adobe products, but the reality is that isn't quite possible yet (especially is larger, more established companies).

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