25 JULY 2018

Sketch integrates WeTransfer file-sharing app in its digital design toolkit

WeTransfer / Sketch integration makes it easy to share your large design-files quickly & effortlessly

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July, 2018 -- Today, WeTransfer and Sketch announced the integration of a seamless file-sharing plugin in Sketch. The two Dutch companies’ collaboration allows users to effortlessly share large files in and out of the app.

Sketch is one of the most popular design toolkits available today, aiming to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to the final artwork. The world-renowned 3D design toolkit is one of the most disruptive inventions for architects and interior designers of the last decennium and was built by the Dutch company Bohemian Coding.

Regular Sketch users are typically active creators. To help create awesome animations, adding data visualizations to interfaces or simply manage components, Sketch supports and nurtures an expansive plugin ecosystem, where users and developers share plug-in Sketch tools.

WeTransfer’s mission statement is all about keeping users in their creative flow— enabling “the effortless transfer of ideas from one creative mind to many”. The newly-released Sketch plugin makes sharing your Artboards in and out Sketch a fluid experience.

Travis Brown, WeTransfer VP of Business Development, commented:

“Sketch has become an integral tool for so many creatives. When we considered who to partner with, Sketch was an obvious choice. The WeTransfer team uses Sketch on a daily basis.  Removing friction and making it easier to share during that last collaborative step was our primary goal. The simple shortcut achieves that goal without interrupting your flow.”

To use the plugin users simply select any number of Artboards or Pages, and hit Command-L to upload them to WeTransfer, and generate a link. By copying the link users can share it via e.g. email — it’s as simple as that.

You can find the WeTransfer Sketch plugin on WeTransfer’s Apps page.

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About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 3M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste® (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 30M downloads), and the original web platform with 60M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.

Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste® and expanded its US presence to New York City.

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