Design Beautiful Apps: iOS App Design (UX)

, Designer, Illustrator & Photographer

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Nadia Merola

Nadia Merola


Dan Leatherman

Dan Leatherman


Ben Hsu

Ben Hsu


Class Project

Design 2-3 beautiful and simple screens of an iOS app

About the Class

This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about designing beautiful and simple iOS apps. Whether you’re an app designer and are curious about how we do things from the ground up or you’ve never designed an app before, you’re sure to take something away from this course.

UPDATE: This class is based on the iOS 6 standards - if you're looking for newer, cutting edge updates, this may not be what you want. This focuses more on basics.

What You'll Learn

  • Intro and Downloading Assets. We've compiled a list of assets for you to download and get familiar with to prep for your project.
  • Skecthingg and Working the Grid. We'll go from initial sketching to working on the computer and understanding the Apple suggested grid.
  • Choosing Navigation. We'll discuss the importance of intuitive navigation design and uncover best practices.
  • Designing the App. We'll walk you through our final designs and explain how both our functional and design choices work together.

Student Ben Hsu's project.

What You'll Make

We’ll start with a downloadable toolbox of goodies to work with and expand that into the PSD elements necessary to skin a functional app. You’ll get access to the resources and standards we use, and most importantly, you’ll be able to use these assets and standards to style your own custom app screens and complete a simple 2-3 screen app mockup.

More Information

Must be competent in Photoshop: this isn't a PS tutorial, and while we'll be explaining our favorite PS styles, we'll be moving fairly quickly in regard to tools and layer styles.

Level: Intermediate

School: Design

Related Subjects: iOS, Mobile Design, Adobe Photoshop, UX Design

At a Glance

  • 4 Video Lessons (51m)
  • 934 Students
  • 85% Positive Reviews (33)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Sarah Mick

Sarah Mick

Designer, Illustrator & Photographer

This class is co-taught by Sarah Mick and Christopher Paul Sarah MickI’m a designer, illustrator and photographer based in Los Angeles. I specialize in web design, iOS design and more ...

85% Positive Reviews

Tanja Ricther

Tanja Ricther


Inspirational. Makes designing an app less scary.

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