Do you use Adobe Illustrator for your UI design work?

over 1 year ago from Vu Hoang Anh, CEO & Co-founder at Avocode

  • Jason Spidle, over 1 year ago

    We switched from Illustrator to Sketch earlier this year and though there were some growing pains, we are full converted now. We do occasionally have to fire up AI to grab design components from old projects or to use the superior pathfinder and tracing tools.

    That said, I was constantly looking out for something like Avocode for Illustrator. Red lining was the bane of my existence.

    The situation at my company was that the lead designer (and founder) was very attached to Illustrator. His early career was all marketing and branding. As he started to focus more on product design, he just naturally continued to use Illustrator. We're a small company, so every project is a team effort and I had to adopt Illustrator for design even though I preferred Sketch. It took me a few years, but I finally convinced him to give Sketch a shot and we made the switch pretty quickly.

    In any case, I know of a lot of other similar situations where Illustrator continues to be used for screen design because of leadership preferences.

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