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The Past, Present and Future of Sketch

An interview with founder, Pieter Omvlee

Geoff Teehan
Jan 12, 2016 · 14 min read

The interview

How would you describe Sketch to our parents?
It’s very difficult to explain to my parents exactly what Sketch is. To me, it’s fundamentally a drawing app for digital design. It’s not just a drawing app, nor is it just a photo editor. It uses these tools among many others to let you expand and refine the product you hope to produce—to best represent you artistically and creatively. It also strives to not limit you by the design tools you have available. It’s a great question. Geoff, how would you describe what it does? Because after all these years I still don’t really have a concise or thorough way to describe it.

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