A Look at Some Stunning Illustrations Created by Top Artists During the Beta of Affinity Designer for iPad

Earlier this week, Serif Ltd. released Affinity Designer for iPad, which the company had been working on for quite some time now. Here’s a collection of some incredible illustrations and artwork created by some top designers that they worked with during the app’s beta.

In 2018, we commissioned a select group of creatives to take part in a special Affinity Designer for iPad beta. The purpose of this was to get a mix of designers and illustrators to test the most ambitious app we’ve ever made. We recruited a mix of seasoned Affinity users, and some who’d never used Affinity for their work. Some of the participants had never used an iPad in their creative workflow either.

We set them all the same challenge… create your style of work using your workflow in Affinity Designer for iPad and tell us what you think of it.

The linked article has some of the most impressive work we’ve seen created on the iPad. You can grab Affinity Designer on the App Store for iPad here.


Affinity Designer Finally Releases on the App Store for iPad

Serif has just released the fantastic Affinity Designer for iPad today. Affinity Photo is already beyond brilliant on iPad and now we have both of Serif’s excellent professional apps on iPad. Going by the screenshots, it looks superb. I can’t wait to dig deep into it. The company is also offering a 30% launch discount for the app on the App Store right now.

If you’re planning on getting it, you need an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad (2017) or later. The app has been optimised to use Metal and even supports 120fps panning and zooming on newer iPads that support that framerate.

We will have a full feature on Affinity Designer on iPad soon. For now, you can grab Affinity Designer on the App Store for iPad here.


Google Looks Back at the Evolution of the Android Homescreen and Navigation

For Android’s 10th anniversary, we thought it’d be cool to look back and see how it’s evolved. As you can imagine, the operating system has had quite a transformation since 2008 — the year that Twilight hit theaters and Beyoncé’s Single Ladies was topping the charts.

You’ve probably noticed that over the last few weeks, there has been more Google coverage than usual. I’m a big fan of Google’s design philosophy and ever since I/O 2018, they’ve been releasing various design related tidbits that are worth highlighting.

Today, they have published a detailed look at how Android has evolved from when it had no chance of being featured here to where we are today. The Medium post has some nice GIFs showcasing the evolution of navigation on the platform.




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Sketch is one of the most popular design apps out there today. Over the years, Bohemian Coding — the company behind the app, has been evolving the app into an essential part of every designer’s toolkit. There’s no denying that Sketch has made a name for itself in the industry. Three years ago, the company decided to exit the [...]


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