Getting started with Lingo is easy because we offer a fully featured 30 day free trial. To start all you'll need to do is download the Mac app and create a Lingo account.
To start assembling your design language we recommend creating a Kit containing your team's brand assets since everyone in your organization needs to access those. Here's some directions to help you get started.
- Create a Kit called "Brand Kit"
- Create a Section within that Kit called "Logos"
- Add your brand's Logos
- If you have different types of logos use Headings to visually separate the different types of logos
- If you want to provide contextual information on how to use the logos insert a note alongside your assets
- Create a Section called "Colors"
- Add your brand's colors
After this step your Lingo should look something like this 👇
Finally it's time to use your design language. Here are some things to try out.
- Drag n drop or copy n paste an asset from the Mac app into a content creation program like Illustrator, Keynote or Google Slides.
- Drag n drop an alternate file cut from the Mac app into a content creation program like Illustrator, Keynote or Google Slides.
- Copy a HEX value from a color swatch
If you've worked through all these steps you now have a good overview of how Lingo can help you establish and distribute a shared design language. If you'd like to continue to explore Lingo's functionality here are some additional articles that might interest you.
- Manage your Sketch design language using Lingo
- How to use Kit Versioning to control how changes to your library are released to your team