App Style Guide Creation

A course by Christian Vizcarra
Senior UI / UX Product Designer. Distrito de Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 12/09/2014
, Senior UI / UX Product Designer

Learn how to document and create a style guide with Sketch

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 262 students
App Style Guide Creation

Learn how to document and create a style guide with Sketch


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 262 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (2h 18m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


One of the key elements for the design of mobile apps is the visual style guide, which serves as documentation and guide for all the teams involved in the development, especially the programmers who must implement the designs. In this course, you will learn how to create a step-by-step style guide that not only looks aesthetically appealing but that is also highly functional.

Christian Vizcarra—product Designer and teacher of the Design a Mobile App course—has been creating digital products for more than 9 years, being recognized by CSS Design awards, Behance and Awwwards, and in this course, he will teach you how to document, communicate, and export all components to create a professional style guide.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hi!
  • U2
    U2. Introduction
  • U3
    U3. Elements within the style guide
  • U4
    U4. Applying a style guide
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First, you will meet Christian, who will tell you about his professional career, his experience creating digital products, and the objective of this course: the creation of style guides for mobile applications.

You will see what a style guide is, what it is for, and why it is so important when creating a digital web experience or an app. Also, you will see what a UI Kit is, what it is for, its characteristics, and the differences it has with the visual style guide that you will create in this course. You will finish the first unit seeing examples of good practices to build your manual.

Next, you will review all the elements that make up a style guide, you will learn to define, document, and export them. You will start with the symbols: how to create them and their importance; and you will continue through with the layout, the grid, the types of spaces that exist, and the colors.

Then you will learn about the typography and the hierarchies, how to document sizes, weights, styles, and everything necessary to generate consistency in your digital product.

You will see how to create icons and what should be the correct process to document the iconography of your project. In addition, you will understand how to document the UI components: buttons, forms, cards, among others.

Finally, you will learn how to apply an already created style guide to a new product and how to export assets for programmers.

What is this course's project?

You will create a style guide for a mobile application.

Who is it for?

Designers who are interested in UX/UI and anyone who likes Graphic Design and would like to be involved in the creation of a digital product.

What you need

You will need basic web design and mobile app knowledge, and basic handling of Sketch or another design application for interactive web experiences or apps.

Regarding materials, you will need a computer with Sketch—which only works on macOS—or other graphics editors, such as Figma, InVision or Adobe XD.


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Christian Vizcarra

A course by Christian Vizcarra

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Senior UI / UX Product Designer

Christian Vizcarra is a Senior UX/UI Product Designer and Digital Strategist with a 360º product vision thanks to his beginnings in Marketing, 3D, video, and Social Media. For 9 years he has been mainly dedicated to creating digital products, designing websites, applications, and all kinds of interfaces for companies and startups in countries such as Spain, Canada, the United States, China, or Brazil, among others.

As passionate about ideas as he is about product design, he always explores new ways to learn new skills and techniques to evolve as a designer, hence his personal project called The Design Project, a 60-day nonstop design challenge. His work has been recognized by Awwwards, Behance, and CSS Design Awards.


Contents

  • U1

    Hi!

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Introduction

    • What is a style guide?
    • Differences between styleguide and UI Kit
    • Good practices to build a style guide
  • U3

    Elements within the style guide

    • How to create symbols?
    • Layout
    • Spaces
    • Colors
    • Typography
    • Iconography
    • UI components part 1
    • UI components part 2
    • UI components part 3
    • UI components part 4
    • UI components part 5
  • U4

    Applying a style guide

    • Applying my Style guide
    • Exporting assets for programming
    • And if there are changes
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Creation of a UI Kit for apps and websites

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App Style Guide Creation. A Design course by Christian Vizcarra

App Style Guide Creation

A course by Christian Vizcarra
Senior UI / UX Product Designer. Distrito de Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 12/09/2014
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 262 students