2017 Design Tools Survey by uxtools.co
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TimestampWhat country do you live in?Which best describes your role?How many years of design experience do you have?How big is your design team?What platform do you use?What tools do your use for brainstorming/ideation?What tools do you use for wire framing?What tools do you use for interface design?What tools do you use for prototyping?What tools (if any) do you use for version control and file management?What tools (if any) do you use to manage design systems?What tools (if any) do you use for handoff?What tools (if any) do you use for monitoring?Any other thoughts you want to share? (optional)What tools are you most excited to learn in 2018?
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12/18/2017 10:28:47USUX Designer3–5 years1000+WindowsPhotoshopSketchFramerAtomic.ioAbstract AppFigmaInVisionFullstoryTest
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12/18/2017 10:39:52United KingdomUX Designer5–10 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, BalsamiqSketch
Axure, InVision, HTML/CSS
Google Drive, GithubSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 10:45:39USAProduct Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVision, WebflowDropbox
None, need to work on that. :(
ZeplinNothin', muffin.New Framer!
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12/18/2017 10:45:51USADeveloper/Engineer5–10 years1–10MacSketchSketchSketchKite (kiteapp.co)GithubSketch LibrariesInVisionMore motion design!
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12/18/2017 10:46:49USAUX Designer< 1 year1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketch
Marvel, Adobe After Effects
Google DriveBrand.aiSketch Measure
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12/18/2017 10:47:16Graphic Designer5–10 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionGoogle DriveZeroheightInVision
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12/18/2017 10:47:41USAWeb Designer1–2 years1–10MacSketch, Lucid ChartSketch, PhotoshopInVision, PrincipleGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesInVision
I want to try Abstract for version control.
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12/18/2017 10:47:53ScotlandUX Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchAxureGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesMarvelHotjar
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12/18/2017 10:48:01USAUX Designer5–10 years1–10MacSketchSketchSketchInVisionAbstract AppSketch LibrariesInVisionMouseflow
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12/18/2017 10:48:13USAProduct Designer10+ years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, HTML/CSSSketchInVision, HTML/CSSDropbox, Google DriveSketch LibrariesInVisionGoogle Analytics
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12/18/2017 10:49:05México Product Designer5–10 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesZeplinFullstoryOrigami
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12/18/2017 10:49:05USAProduct Designer5–10 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, PaperSketch
Framer, InVision, Marvel, Origami Studio, Principle, Webflow, Flinto, Protopie
Dropbox, Google Drive, Abstract App
Sketch LibrariesInVisionFullstory
I also use sketch as a handoff tool, front end devs all have licenses.
Anxious to see what IVstudio does, and DIYA.
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12/18/2017 10:51:06IrelandProduct Designer3–5 years11–100MacSketchSketchSketch
InVision, Principle, HTML/CSS
GithubSketch LibrariesZeplinHotjarinVision studio
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12/18/2017 10:53:18Nomadic UX Designer5–10 yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil, Paper, Whiteboard, Gliffy, UXpin, Sketch. Lots. I would recommend making this checkbox vs radio. :D
Sketch, Sometimes UXPin
Sketch
InVision, UX Pin, HTML/CSS
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github, Box
Github / Sketch
Sketch, SCSS, Confluence
2018? Principle, React.
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12/18/2017 10:53:36United StatesUX Designer10+ years1–10MacSketchSketchSketchFramer, InVisionDropboxZeplinInvision Studio
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12/18/2017 10:53:59UsaDesign manager10+ years11–100MacSketchSketchSketchHTML/CSSGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesSketch Measure
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12/18/2017 10:56:23BrazilUX Designer1–2 years1–10WindowsPencil and Paper, WhiteboardIllustrator, BalsamiqPhotoshop, IllustratorAxure, InVisionGoogle DriveInVisionHotjarinvision studio
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12/18/2017 10:56:26Web Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardAdobe XD, PhotoshopAdobe XD, HTML/CSSAdobe XDHotjar
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12/18/2017 10:56:56USACreative Director5–10 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardFigmaFigmaFigmaFigmaFigmaFigma
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12/18/2017 10:57:10United StatesProduct Designer5–10 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchMarvelPlant.io, PlantApp.ioSketch LibrariesZeplinPlantApp.io
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12/18/2017 11:00:07USAProduct Designer5–10 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVision, Principle
Plant.io, Not Plant.io, but PlantApp.io
Zeplin
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12/18/2017 11:02:19Product Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVision, PrincipleGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesInVision
Also use Zeplin for design handover
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12/18/2017 11:03:07Product Designer3–5 years1–10MacSketchSketchSketchFramer, InVision
Google Drive, Invision sync
Sketch LibrariesInVisionPendo
More framer. Invision Studio.
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12/18/2017 11:03:44Web Designer3–5 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionGithubSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 11:05:29GermanyProduct Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketch
Framer, InVision, Protopie
Abstract AppSketch LibrariesInVisionHotjar
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12/18/2017 11:06:08IrelandUI Design Lead5–10 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionGoogle DriveInVisionHotjarWebflow
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12/18/2017 11:07:00U.S.Web Designer5–10 years1–10WindowsPhotoshopphotoshopPhotoshopWebflow, HTML/CSSGithubnoneInVisionmouseflowCSS grid
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12/18/2017 11:07:30United StatesProduct Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketch, FigmaInVisionGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesAvocodeFullstory
Should this be for 2018? I'm excited to dive more into analytics and tracking through Heap and Fullstory, and prototyping tools like principle.
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12/18/2017 11:08:23UX Designer3–5 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardAxurePhotoshopAxureGoogle DriveOptimizely/GA
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12/18/2017 11:08:25United StatesWeb Designer10+ years1–10WindowsPhotoshopHTML/CSSPhotoshopHTML/CSS
Affinity Photo & Designer
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12/18/2017 11:08:31Product Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketch, Figma, Framer
Adobe XD, Figma, Principle
Dropbox, GithubSketch LibrariesFigma
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12/18/2017 11:09:15SwitzerlandUX Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, Whiteboard
Sketch, Balsamiq, Adobe XD
Sketch, Adobe XDAdobe XDSketch LibrariesZeplin2018: Studio
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12/18/2017 11:09:34PolandGraphic Designer10+ years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketch
Kite Compositor (kiteapp.co)
Dropbox, Google DriveSketch LibrariesSympli (sympli.io)
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12/18/2017 11:09:56United StatesGraphic Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardAdobe XDSketch, Adobe XDAdobe XD, InVisionDropboxNoneAdobe XDNoneCinema 4D
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12/18/2017 11:12:00Product Designer< 1 yearI'm a freelancerWindowsPencil and Paper, WhiteboardAdobe XDFigma, Adobe XDAdobe XD, InVisionDropbox
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12/18/2017 11:16:45UKUX Designer5–10 yearsI'm a freelancerMacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, IllustratorSketch, IllustratorAdobe XD, InVisionDropbox, Google DriveSketch LibrariesZeplinHotjarIn 2018? Invision Studio
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12/18/2017 11:26:47ukWeb Designer1–2 years1–10MacPhotoshop, IllustratorBalsamiqPhotoshop, IllustratorHTML/CSSGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesCanvasFlipHotjar
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12/18/2017 11:26:55
United States of America
Product Manager3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, Pencil/PaperSketchInVisionGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesInvision Studio!
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12/18/2017 11:27:04Product Designer3–5 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardPencil and PaperAdobe XDAdobe XDDropboxAdobe XDHotjar
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12/18/2017 11:28:09UX Designer1–2 yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch, SketchBook Pro
Sketch, Balsamiq, SketchBook Pro
SketchHTML/CSSBitbucketSketch LibrariesFullstory
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12/18/2017 11:29:20Web Designer10+ yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator
Sketch, Illustrator, HTML/CSS
Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
InVision, HTML/CSS
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github
Sketch Libraries
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12/18/2017 11:29:25USAProduct Designer5–10 years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch, Invision Freehand
SketchSketchInVisionGoogle DriveBrand.aiInVision
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12/18/2017 11:31:55UX Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVisionDropbox, Google DriveSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 11:35:33United StateUX Director10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Adobe XD
Adobe XDAdobe XDAdobe XDAdobe XDAdobe XDStudio and Framer
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12/18/2017 11:41:11indiaUX Designer< 1 yearI'm a freelancerMacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardwireframeSketchInVisionGoogle DriveSketch Libraries
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12/18/2017 11:43:04Product Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision, Proto.ioGoogle DriveSketch Libraries
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12/18/2017 11:44:00USAProduct Designer10+ years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
Sketch, HTML/CSSSketch, Framer
Framer, InVision, HTML/CSS
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github
Sketch LibrariesInVision
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12/18/2017 11:47:03Graphic Designer3–5 years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
IllustratorPhotoshop
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12/18/2017 11:48:44UX Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
Sketch, axureSketch
Axure, InVision, Principle
DropboxSketch LibrariesInVision
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12/18/2017 11:55:30GermanyProduct Designer1–2 yearsI'm a freelancerMacSketch, OmnigraffleSketch, OmnigraffleSketch
Axure, Marvel, Origami Studio
GithubSketch Libraries
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12/18/2017 12:00:10USAWeb Designer10+ years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardOmnigrafflePhotoshop
InVision, Principle, Proto.io
Dropboxhome grown
Hand off Source Files + Face to face meeting
Hotjar
Interested in getting more into Adobe XD or Sketch
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12/18/2017 12:02:10United StatesUX Designer3–5 years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
Sketch, OmnigraffleSketchInVision, MarvelGithubSketch LibrariesMarvel
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12/18/2017 12:02:11United KingdomInteraction Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Mural
HTML/CSS, Axure RP 8, Adobe XD
Adobe XD, Illustrator, Axure
Adobe XD, Axure, Marvel, Principle, Proto.io, HTML/CSS
Adobe XD
Invision Studio, Framer, Subform, maybe even Skala!
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12/18/2017 12:05:18australiaProduct Designer5–10 years
consultancy. work on product teams 1-2 people, but team is larger
Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketch, Framer
Framer, InVision, Marvel, Principle
CraftInVision
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12/18/2017 12:11:57Product Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch
Sketch, KeynoteSketch, PhotoshopPrinciple
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12/18/2017 12:12:30CanadaProduct Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchPrinciple, HTML/CSSAbstract AppSketch LibrariesInVisionHotjarFigma
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12/18/2017 12:15:11United StatesProduct Designer10+ years1–10MacSketch
Sketch, HTML/CSS, iPad drawing apps
Sketch
Figma, Framer, HTML/CSS
Google Drive, KactusSketch MeasureFramer
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12/18/2017 12:15:15United StatesWeb Designer5–10 yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Adobe XD
Adobe XDAdobe XD, HTML/CSSGithub
Fullstory, Hotjar, or none
I still use Illustrator and Photoshop, but not for the main website/app designs.
Possibly: Webflow, Figma, Sketch, Affinity Design
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12/18/2017 12:16:02United StatesProduct Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchFramer, InVisionAbstract AppSketch LibrariesZeplinFullstoryInVision Studio
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12/18/2017 12:20:26USAUX Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Figma
HTML/CSS, FigmaFigma
Figma, InVision, HTML/CSS
GithubFigmaFigmaVWOInvision Studio
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12/18/2017 12:23:41Product Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision, PrincipleDropbox, Plant.ioSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 12:27:07United StatesWeb Designer3–5 yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Sketch
Sketch, HTML/CSS, Webflow
Sketch, PhotoshopWebflow, HTML/CSS
Dropbox, Github, Bitbucket
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12/18/2017 12:30:26Developer/Engineer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
Sketch, HTML/CSSSketchInVisionGithubSketch Librariessympli.ioGAInvision Studio
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12/18/2017 12:30:41USAWeb Designer3–5 years101–500Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Sketch
Sketch, Balsamiq
Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
Framer, InVision, Principle, HTML/CSS
Server
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12/18/2017 12:33:41United StatesProduct Designer5–10 years101–500Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchFramerDropboxCustom internal toolsCustom internal toolsjavascript
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12/18/2017 12:36:00United StatesWeb Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch
Sketch, Illustrator, HTML/CSS
Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
InVision, HTML/CSSGoogle DriveCraft
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12/18/2017 12:44:38IndiaUX Designer1–2 yearsI'm a freelancerWindows
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD
BalsamiqAdobe XDAdobe XD, InVisionGoogle DriveInVisionHotjarInvision studio
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12/18/2017 12:47:09USAGraphic Designer10+ years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Sketch
SketchSketch, IllustratorInVisionDropboxSketch LibrariesZeplin
Macaw 3.0 aka InVision Studio
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12/18/2017 12:50:41UX Designer10+ years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchFlintoDropboxSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 12:51:06Web Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Adobe XD
IllustratorAdobe XD, IllustratorHTML/CSSGoogle Drive, GithubAdobe XD
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12/18/2017 12:52:49BrazilUI/UX Designer1–2 years11–100MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardIllustratorAdobe XDAdobe XDConfluenceAdobe XDHotjar
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12/18/2017 12:58:58usaProduct Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardDraw.ioSketchInVisionAbstract AppBrand.aiInVisionFullstory
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12/18/2017 13:02:48UX Designer10+ years501-1000Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, InVision Freehand
InVision FreehandSketchInVisionDropbox, Google DriveCraftInVision
InVision Studio, Framer, Abstract
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12/18/2017 13:02:54Graphic Designer10+ years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, Illustrator
Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Photoshop
InVision, Marvel, Principle, HTML/CSS
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github, Zeplin
CraftMarvelFullstory
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12/18/2017 13:03:08Product Designer1–2 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionDropboxSketch LibrariesInVision
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12/18/2017 13:03:54United StatesProduct Designer3–5 years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch, Paper(53 - iOS)
Sketch, Paper(53 - iOS)Sketch, Adobe XD
Adobe XD, Framer, InVision, Marvel, HTML/CSS
Abstract App, Github, Folio
Sketch LibrariesZeplin
Framer (more consistently)
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12/18/2017 13:06:39
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12/18/2017 13:08:17BrazilUX Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchInVisionDropbox, Google DriveSketch LibrariesHotjarProtopie
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12/18/2017 13:12:44UX Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Sketch
Sketch, Illustrator, Omnigraffle
SketchDropboxAvocode
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12/18/2017 13:14:30United StatesUX Designer10+ years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github
InVisionInvision Studio
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12/18/2017 13:31:59EnglandUX Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVision, PrincipleGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesInVisionHotjarStudio
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12/18/2017 13:34:22GermanyUX Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch, Pintrest
Sketch, AxureSketch, AxureAxure, InVisionGoogle DriveHotjarFramer
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12/18/2017 13:40:50Product Designer10+ yearsI'm a freelancerMacSketchSketchSketch, FigmaInVisionDropboxSketch LibrariesInVision
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12/18/2017 13:41:48BrazilUX Designer1–2 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Sketch
Sketch
Sketch, Figma, Photoshop
Framer, InVision, Marvel
InvisionInvisionHotjarStudio
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12/18/2017 13:42:03SwitzerlandWeb Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch, the internet / pinterest
SketchSketch, IllustratorInVision, MarvelGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesAvocode
waiting for this god damn invision studio <3
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12/18/2017 13:42:28CanadaUX Designer10+ years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision, PrincipleDropboxSketch LibrariesZeplin
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12/18/2017 13:43:19United StatesProduct Manager10+ years1–10Windows
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Adobe XD
IllustratorAdobe XD, IllustratorAdobe XDDropbox, Google DriveBrand.aiAdobe XD
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12/18/2017 13:44:56USAProduct Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketch
InVision, HTML/CSS, ProtoPie
Abstract AppSketch LibrariesAbstract
InVision Studio, InVision DSM
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12/18/2017 13:46:18SloveniaProduct Designer3–5 yearsI'm a freelancerMacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVision, PrincipleDropboxSketch LibrariesZeplinInVision Studio
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12/18/2017 13:47:02United StatesProduct Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision, PrincipleGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesZeplinnoneinvision studio
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12/18/2017 13:47:04Product Designer3–5 years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketchSketchInVisionDropbox, GithubSketch LibrariesInVisionnone
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12/18/2017 13:52:16United StatesProduct Designer5–10 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVisionGoogle DriveSketch LibrariesInVisionnone
I hated sketch, but its getting better. It still lacks a lot of essentials. I havent found a tool that really speaks to my daily workflows. Sketch sounds great on paper and so does Studio, but when it comes to the real life situations all of these tools fail. They all create more work for designers.
Subform + XD + Indesgin <3
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12/18/2017 13:58:28United StatesWeb Designer10+ years11–100Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator, Sketch
Axure
Sketch, Illustrator, Axure
InVision, Principle, Webflow
Dropbox, Google Drive, Github
CraftInvision Design Studio
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12/18/2017 13:58:43usaProduct Designer5–10 years11–100MacSketchSketchSketch, Framer
Framer, InVision, Origami Studio, Principle
Google Drive, GithubSketch LibrariesInVision
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12/18/2017 13:58:55Graphic Designer10+ yearsI'm a freelancerMac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketch, PhotoshopInVision, FlintoDropboxSketch LibrariesInVisionFigma
97
12/18/2017 14:02:05USAProduct Designer3–5 years101–500Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchInVision, PrincipleDropbox, Google DriveBrand.aiInVisionInvision Studio
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12/18/2017 14:03:31USAUX Designer3–5 years1–10Windows
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Illustrator
Illustrator, Proto.ioIllustrator, Proto.ioProto.ioDropbox, Github
99
12/18/2017 14:08:49ukWeb Designer10+ years1–10MacPencil and Paper, WhiteboardSketch, paperSketchFigma, HTML/CSSGoogle Drive, Github
100
12/18/2017 14:15:15Product Designer3–5 years1–10Mac
Pencil and Paper, Whiteboard, Sketch
SketchSketchFramer, InVisionDropboxSketch LibrariesInVisionHotjarInvision Studio
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