Pablo Stanley

Pablo Stanley

San Francisco Designer at Writer at Mentor at Joined over 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Sketch 48, in reply to Gareth Lewis , Dec 07, 2017

    This happened to me too. Whenever I open the library, boom. it crashes. You can download and install version 47 again from their page:

    1 point
  • Posted to Serifs can be the bully type., Dec 01, 2017


    39 points
  • Posted to Design Systems Handbook |, in reply to Stephen Olmstead , Nov 28, 2017

    Man, this is awesome! Congratulations on the launch. I've been working on a practical crash course on creating a design system. This is gonna help me a ton with all the theory! Thank you :)

    6 points
  • Posted to Does anybody have a link of Black Friday Deals for Designers?, Nov 25, 2017

    ITT: People who didn't get the joke but were kind enough to answer OP's question. Aww.

    1 point
  • Posted to Diya - Timeline animation directly in Sketch, Nov 24, 2017

    Excited to try this out, Suresh. My two cents. Try releasing an alpha or beta version soon, so people can start trying it, but with the understanding it is still under development. That way you get your foot in the door and also start receiving feedback from us on how to improve this quickly. I would pay for this plugin!

    1 point
  • Posted to Avataaars—Sketch library to create avatar illustrations, in reply to Yannis Steriotis , Nov 14, 2017

    It has been working flawlessly for me. Excited to know that Sketch will allow scaling with Symbols on the next version, too—making libraries even more useful :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Plant - Version Control for Designers Officially launched, in reply to Chris Gallello , Nov 14, 2017

    HA! I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Avataaars—Sketch library to create avatar illustrations, Nov 14, 2017



    Hello friends!

    I made a gift for you. A Sketch library to create avatar illustrations. I’m calling it Avataaars (the domain for avatars with a single “a” wasn’t available, lol.)

    You can mix & match hairstyles, accessories, clothing, eye expressions, mouths, skin color, and even graphics on t-shirts. Use it freely for your personal or commercial projects.

    Get it here:

    About libraries

    In case you don’t know, libraries are just a Sketch document with lots of symbols that you can use in multiple files. Once you download the file do the following: • Go to menu “Sketch / Preferences.” or ⌘ + , • Select the “Libraries” tab. • Click “Add Library” • Select this file from your computer and add.

    Using overrides

    Every avataaar has overrides that you can apply. When you select an avatar, check out the inspector to see all the things you can customize.

    • TOP: The customization starts with the Top (hair and accessories). Some hairstyles have a nested override to change the hair color. Other Tops allow you to modify or remove facial hair and even change the color of it. Neat! • ACCESSORIES: Add or remove glasses from your avatar. More fixtures coming soon :) • EYEBROWS: Select the type of expression you want your eyebrows to have. You can select a “natural” look or “outline” look, which is a bit more cartoonish. • EYES: The window to the soul! Select from different expressions. Inspired by emojis • MOUTH: Select different type of smiles, frowns, or screams! • CLOTHES: Select different types of shirts, jerseys, and overalls! Some of the clothes have a nested override to change the color.
Pro Tip: Select the “Graphic Tee” to add an icon or some custom text to your shirt! • SKIN: Select different skin colors to fine tune your avatars and add diversity to your illustrations. The colors are based on the emoji options + “Yellow” and “Tanned.” • CIRCLE COLOR: Change the color of the circle mask, Only available in avatars with circle background.

    Scaling and transforming.

    Almost all the avatars should be able to be transformed and look good (but some stuff might break). Sketch 48 will allow symbol scaling (not supported on 47 or below.) In the meantime, you can hack this by grouping the symbol first and then scaling up or down the group.


    To customize the library merely jump to the symbols page in this document and go crazy! I recommend duplicating existing symbols and use them as templates to create your own. You can also just edit the existing symbols and fine-tune them to get them just fine :)

    Wanna collaborate?

    If you want to expand on this library, you can either use it as a template, add your stuff, and then publish it for everyone! To make your additions part of the official library, just shoot me a PM on twitter (@pablostaanley) when you have something, and we’ll update it!


    6 points
  • Posted to Plant - Version Control for Designers Officially launched, in reply to Gregory Worrall , Nov 14, 2017

    Also Kactus :)

    5 points
  • Posted to At the job interview, in reply to Mike Acler , Nov 13, 2017

    That's reallly funny!

    1 point
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