A Design Kit easily adds modern, colorful designs to your photos anywhere and everywhere. Start with the realistic brushes (maybe in gold!) to draw whatever you want. Then choose from over 30 modern fonts to say it exactly right. Anchor it with classic designs. Or maybe just cover the whole thing in stickers. This app has—

• Realistic brushes that can draw in textures or color
• 30+ modern fonts
• 120+ designs
• A TON of stickers
• Backgrounds and textures, including metallics, gradients, and marble

What’s New

Version 1.2

Recent colors
- Custom color selection now captures 10 most recently used colors for easy re-selection

New backgrounds and shop!
- Added two new backgrounds packs which can also be used as textures
- Consolidated all downloadable options under the shop section for easier browsing

Minor bug fixes
- Resolved delayed drawing on iPhone X and XS
- General optimizations for iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

sabit81 ,

Best. App. Ever.

I don’t usually review apps but this one is just too good to not review. The options you have are beyond amazing for what it is meant to do. There isn’t any annoying ads and unlike many other apps, it doesn’t give you an annoying watermark, even if you don’t have the pro version. Also in comparison, while I’ve noticed a lot of other apps give you VERY limited options on what you can do without their pro version, this app seems very fair and balanced and gives quite the amount of options for a free app. And if you decide to buy the pro version, it’s not outrageously priced and very affordable. Overall, I cannot stop gushing about this app and it’s very rare that I feel the developers of an app are putting thought and care into what they are producing and their consumers’ opinions, but this app blows that out of the water. Anyways, it is a great app and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about downloading it. Not only does it do what it’s made to do, but goes above and beyond.

jaimekramer ,

Awesome Start!

I love A Design Kit! I think you guys really nailed what you were trying to do with A Beautiful Mess app back in the day, and in a time when people are ready for it! The brush design color options are super cool, I love the backgrounds option, and the story crop size really nailed it! Just what I’ve been looking for to really take the stories function on instagram to another level. I also love the back and forth functionality with A Color Story! It could be a little smoother but it’s worked fine for me so far, just have to be a little patient.

I do think it would be very cool if you could save your drawing as a sticker for future use, kind of like the filter save function on A Color Story, but like I said overall this is an awesome addition to my photo editing app collection! Thanks!

Update: thank you for listening to your users and adding so many useful updates! I especially love the duplication button!!!

TNThill5 ,

Design Kit

Love it. It’s not Photoshop, but that’s kind of the point. Level of difficulty is easy and intuitive. Wonderful App for graphic design novices. As an experienced Photoshop user, this App is the “Missing Piece”. I have wanted on occasion to embellish photos of grandchildren, special occasions.....But pics just sit in Photos without me ever getting around to transferring to laptop or desktop, open a Photoshop page, etc...... Overkill for a quick “memory” picture. Wow! With Design Kit, I can easily scroll through my pictures or go to an Album. You get a full page of your Photos, not a tiny window. Choose the pic and embellish away! I was surprised at the amount and quality of the features you get with the Basic Package. After I had used it a while, I spent $2.00 on brushes and access to simple, basic Designer creations. Worth it. I am now using it to make quick design sketches on an image I’ve taken a screenshot of that has ideas for for my home design. No more scribbling notes all over the picture to remember my ideas. I just create my ideas immediately on the screenshot image.
*Get it.
-Makes sharing memories a lot more fun.
-Gives me super easy, immediate accessibility to create design ideas on the fly.
*Not expensive at all, for what this App does.


A Color Story LLC
118.3 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© A Color Story LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Valley Cruise Free
  2. Painted $1.99
  3. Editorial $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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