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Supporting the creative community

For almost a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to severely impact people all over the world, not least in the creative community. Last year, to support that community, we made all our apps free for anyone to use for 90 days. We were humbled and overwhelmed by the response.

When that offer ended, it appeared things were getting better and we all hoped that by now the situation would have continued to improve. Sadly, it’s clear that the pandemic continues to have a serious impact and so once again we are offering a 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite for anyone who wants to use them. Even if you used the trial last year, you can do it again. There’s also a 50% discount if you would prefer to buy and keep the apps, including our iPad versions, as well as a half price offer on all digital content in the Affinity Store.

The thoughts of all of us at Serif remain with everyone affected by this crisis. We wish you well.

2020 initiatives

100 Days. 100 Commissions.

The pandemic led to dire consequences for many in the creative community, including the loss of work and cancellation of paid commissions. In response to this, in April 2020 we pledged to spend our annual commissioning budget within three months and launched an initiative to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work.

Affinity Creative Sessions

Last year, as a way to help creatives stay connected while in lockdown, we launched a series of inspirational, free video sessions led by top artists, photographers, illustrators, designers and others who use Affinity. We received such a positive response to these creative sessions that we decided to keep them going. You can catch-up on all of the videos on our YouTube channel and even subscribe for updates about any upcoming premieres.

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