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Oh, okay. What I have read so far only mentions sharing via the cloud. If I can do local sharing — especially to myself for new documents — than I am good. Thanks.
Cloud, cloud, cloud. Disappointed that the only way to share / load assets is from a cloud document. Why can't I simply load assets / colors / styles / etc. from a base document on my desktop or server? Just like as I do in InDesign. Believe it or not, the world doesn't live in the cloud.
I think taking the down votes off would be a good start. If I don't like something, I am obviously not going to up vote it. I will just ignore it.
I work on an in-house team in financial services. Currently we use Robohead. It's pretty powerful and probably pricey. We almost selected FunctionFox, but at the time Robohead provided more flexibility in building project briefs and reports. I would take a close look at FunctionFox to see if it meets your needs.
Just a sidebar…
To give an idea life you FLESH it out. To FLUSH it out would be to discard it completely.
I'm a late bloomer. I didn't start until I was 30. Now I'm 58. About 22 years of my career have been working on two different in-house teams. Good stuff. Good hours. Good benefits.
I am presently trying to add more and more digital skills to my tool set. I'm just getting started — in html, css, UI, animation.
I hope to move from where I am now to either another in-house position or with a firm that can use my abilities in collaboration with others. I expect this could mean a pay cut since I am presently a novice in some areas.
Management? That's not for me. I really like working with others and for others. But my skills are better suited to actually designing rather than directing/promoting/growing a team.
As I get older, if I'm unable to find a permanent position, I expect I will do contract/temp work through an agency of some sort.
I'm on my second marriage. I told my present wife before we got married that graphic designers don't retire, they just do fewer projects. I plan to stick to that. So…
Exit strategy: death. [But I believe I still have several years to run.]
I'm just getting started in Sketch, so what do I know. And this is kind of old school, but couldn't you export the art boards to PDF? Then the client can comment in Acrobat and pass back. It would think this would work securely and safely — especially corporate, in-house.
At this point, my reason for continuing to use Illustrator is that it still is the only vector app I know of that has a chart tool. I work in financial services and need to be able to create charts that can stay grouped and easy to update quarter to quarter. Now, if Adobe does what they say, we may have an updated chart tool [not improved in over 20 years] that may either continue to live in Illustrator or be a separate app.
I noticed two things. First, a vertical text box rule. I saw that a rule was created vertically and set to the outside left of the text frame. So, you would do that instead of drawing a separate vertical rule. I don't think InDesign has that.
Second, did you notice that the effects filter on the photo was "live"? Instead of having to select Multiply or Screen or Overlay individually to view one at a time, you slide over each selection and the change is immediate and "live". Now that is cool.
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