The new Sketch icon: how we redesigned a classic for Big Sur

December 7, 2020

We tried to explore as many ideas as possible to see what we could do with the new style.

Last month we released version 70 of our Mac app with a major UI refresh for macOS Big Sur. And while our design team spent a long time working out the best way to get Sketch looking great in the updated OS, they had another project to think about — a new icon for the Mac app. The UI needed hundreds of hours of work to get pixel-perfect, but redesigning an icon that may sit in your Dock (and in front of your eyes) all day, every day is no small task either. This week we sat down with the project’s Design Lead, Prekesh, to find out how he went about re-imagining the Sketch icon for a new era, and why it was never as simple as just recreating our famous diamond...

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