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Style and render primitive interfaces across multiple targets with emotion


Emotion primitives makes it easy to style and render primitives across multiple platforms like the web, React Native and Sketch using the emotion API.


npm install @emotion/primitives

or if you use yarn

yarn add @emotion/primitives

This package also depends on react, react-primitives and prop-types so make sure you’ve them installed.


import React from 'react'
import styled, { css } from '@emotion/primitives'

import { ThemeProvider } from '@emotion/react'

const theme = {
  color: 'hotpink',
  backgroundColor: 'purple'

const Container = styled.View`
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  margin: 50px;
  border: 5px solid red;
  background-color: ${props => props.theme.backgroundColor};

const Description = styled.Text({
  color: 'hotpink'

const Image = styled.Image`
  padding: 40px;

const emotionLogo = 'https://cdn.rawgit.com/emotion-js/emotion/main/emotion.png'

class App extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <ThemeProvider theme={theme}>
            border-radius: 10px;
          <Description style={{ fontSize: 45, fontWeight: 'bold' }}>
            Emotion Primitives
              uri: emotionLogo,
              height: 150,
              width: 150

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Supported primitives

  • Text

  • View

  • Image

Usage with react-sketchapp

Installing dependencies

yarn add react-sketchapp
  • skpm for building and publishing sketch plugins. This is required to render the components and build them to Sketch environment.
yarn add @skpm/builder --dev

Configuring skpm builder

Once you’ve installed skpm,

  • create a new field skpm in package.json
 "skpm": {
   "main": "some-name.sketchplugin",
   "manifest": "manifest.json"
  • Create manifest.json file with following content -
  "compatibleVersion": 3,
  "bundleVersion": 1,
  "commands": [
      "name": "react-sketchapp: some-name",
      "identifier": "main",
      "script": "./your-app-file.js"
  "menu": {
    "isRoot": true,
    "items": ["main"]
  • add this to your scripts section of your package.json
scripts: {
  "render": "skpm-build --watch --run",

and finally run yarn render to render the components to Sketch.

For a complete reference, checkout this project setup.