Those that know me, are aware I’ve started my journey to code back in 2009, after graduating with a Psychology major (I agree, quite a big jump into the unknown). Initially, it all began with this blog. I put together a couple of pieces together and as a result, was able to reach thousands of you who happen to stumble across my posts.
Most recently, I helped developed an app, which was able to influence thousands of designers. It is used daily by creative professionals of all levels – ranging from beginners to the ones shaping the design industry itself. In essence, Dribbble allows people to learn latest design trends, share and showcase their work with peers and also get some creativity for their own mockups.
Further iterating on the last point, mockups are quite important – they allow you to connect with the audience, or some would argue, tell a story that resonates with the customer. Mockups can be thought of as a communication bridge between app developers (the guys with the vision for their app) and users of the app. In my journey, I came across some useful tools that greatly simplify the mockup process (see below for the shared list). The tools are different for each use case, and since today we are covering app development, I shall remain on topic.
Without spending too much time on describing the tools, I believe it’s much easier to let the design tool to speak for itself, using images.
Well, what do we see above? An example of 4 generated screenshot sets, crafted one pixel at a time using technology. These mockups are ready to go straight to the App Store. You should definitely try creating AppStore screenshots yourself to optimize the look of your AppStore previews. Why? Because an average person spends just 7 seconds looking at your app product page, before deciding whether they will download it or not, just like your CV!
What more, you might need to create perfect promotional images for Blogs / social networks / other mediums. In such a case, generate some mockups instead.
Hopefully, after reading the post, you will have discovered something new. Something that will make you explore the design world a bit more, and find simpler ways of doing the usual repetitive task in Figma.
I didn’t want to share more images as I trust you to do the exploring. Go ahead & enjoy.…