Affinity Designer 2 4+

Vector graphics & illustration

Serif Labs

    • 4.1 • 18 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



** Special Offer - 50% off for a limited time **

The next generation of the award-winning vector graphics software, Affinity Designer 2 is setting the new industry standard in the world of design. Packed with tons of new features and hundreds of enhancements to optimise your workflow, you can now create high-quality concept art, illustrations, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups and other projects more seamlessly than ever before.

• Fully redeveloped UI, tool and button icons
• Completely revamped Layers Panel
• Vector Warp
• Shape Builder Tool
• Knife Tool
• X-ray view mode
• Measure and Area tools
• Style Picker Tool
• DXF/DWF import
• Drawing scale, including ability for different scales set per artboard
• Drag/drop bitmap texture fills
• Pencil Tool creates auto-closed or straight-line pencil strokes
• Multiple shadow, outline and overlay layer effects per object
• Force scale of stroke, effect and fills on object resize

• Fully optimised for the latest Mac hardware and operating systems, including M1 chips and macOS Monterey
• Pan and zoom at 60fps
• Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments
• Optimised for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision
• Live pixel, retina, wireframe and x-ray views of vector artwork in and out of split screen mode
• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design
• Incredibly accurate results with minimal nodes

• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to
• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available
• Powerful contour tool to create abstract objects or increase the width of single open curves
• Pencil and brush stabilisation for drawing super-smooth curves freehand
• Non-destructive Boolean operations
• Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments
• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls

• Switch between vector and raster workspaces with a single click
• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds
• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork – you can even create your own brushes
• True creative freedom not found in other apps

• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType
• Artistic text and text frames
• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Flow text along any drawn path

• Unlimited artboards
• Saveable history with alternate futures
• Customisable keyboard shortcuts
• PSD, AI, PDF, EPS, SVG, JPG, JPEG XL, TIFF, EXR, DXF and DWG file support
• Set up grids and guides almost any way you want, whether it’s a standard grid pattern or full isometric with multiple planes
• Linked symbols and constraints
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Customise saveable presets, including studio presets for the UI layout
• Quickly access royalty free images through the Stock panel
• Select Same and Select Object functions
• Linked images and resource manager
• PDF passthrough
• Package your document alongside all used image and font resources into a single folder

• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB, PANTONE© and Greyscale colour models
• Full 16-bit per channel editing
• End-to-end ICC colour management
• Slice export for exporting multiple elements in a single click
• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export

What’s New

Version 2.5.4

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

FrederikRex_2 ,

Amazing and Flexible

Welcome aboard, Adobe-Abandoners!

Here you will find no sketchy business practices that scrape your data, no predatory subscription plans, no bloat from decades of features and filters nobody uses anymore!

Just plain, great, optimized software.

Azin* ,

Good but very buggy

Affinity Designer is a worthy challenger to Illustrator, and I'm very glad to have it, but it's so full of bugs, and working with the shockingly unproductive UI workflow is a grating experience. I'm pulling out hairs every time I work on a real project with this. It's not just an occasional issue here or there, it's peppered with small-to medium bugs, enough to grind you to a halt.

TheisEgeberg ,

Crashes unpredicably

Sat down with my three year old son. He typed his name. Typed another word and was very proud. Tried to change font. Designer crashed. Wouldn't recommend to adults either. Professional work isn't really feasible with something so crash prone. I've tried publishing books with publisher and it's just not ready for professional work.

App Privacy

The developer, Serif Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.