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Draw. Inspiration. Anywhere.

Affinity Designer for iPad

Just imagine - everything you would expect from your professional graphic design software, that you can just pick up and take wherever you go, totally free from the confines of your desk.

Welcome to your new reality.

Built with input from some of the world’s leading designers, and based on Apple Design Award-winning technology, Affinity Designer for iPad takes all the power and precision of our outstanding desktop app and converts it into a stunning, immersive mobile experience.

Buy now $19.99

From concept to completion

Work wherever, whenever and on whatever inspires you.

Sketch anywhere

You can never predict where you’ll be when a great idea strikes. With Affinity Designer for iPad, let your vision flow instantly, from your imagination onto the page in real time. Whether you’re more comfortable using your fingertips or harnessing the power of the Apple Pencil, Affinity Designer for iPad means you can capture your creations in an instant, wherever inspiration takes you.

Vectorise your vision

Affinity Designer for iPad’s velvet-smooth vector tools mean you can curve with pinpoint precision. Fine-tune your creation by drawing and manipulating nodes and Bezier handles, or use non-destructive Booleans to combine, intersect or divide shapes in precisely the way you would expect.

Export for every occasion

Affinity Designer has the most advanced export capability ever seen on iPad. Whether you want a press ready PDF/X-4, a fully layered PSD, SVG or EPS file - you have full control over all export options.

Complete professional vector toolset

Precise desktop-grade vector design tools

Optimized for touch

Affinity Designer’s pen and node tools have been completely re-imagined for iPad. With live preview and multi-touch modifiers, precise control of your curves is always at your fingertips.

Fluid shapes

Fully customizable live shapes in Affinity Designer offer an exhaustive range of possibilities. All with automatic snapping points to ensure flawless geometry every time.

Stunning stabilization

We’ve invested heavily in giving the best freehand vector drawing experience available. Whether using your fingertip or Apple Pencil, drawing super smooth curves has never been easier.

1,000,000% zoom

Just because you are on a mobile device you don’t need to compromise on power. You can work on huge designs, with 1,000s of layers - and even zoom to over one million percent.

Unsurpassed raster workflow

Elevate your designs to another level with the built in Pixel Persona

Vector and raster in one app

Switching between vector and pixel workflows is instant in Affinity Designer. Sketch ideas with raster brushes, paint inside vectors to create texture, create masks and make pixel selections. All without ever having to leave the app.

Over 100 brushes

A huge library of paints, pencils, inks, pastels and gouches are included, all meticulously optimised for iPad. Touch or Apple Pencil dynamics can be fine-tuned to suit your style, with full control over pressure, angle, tilt and flow for silky smooth, natural-looking brushwork.

Non-destructive vector and raster workflow

Unique to an app of this nature, you can switch instantly from vector to pixel modes, adding texture and nuance to your precision layouts.

Designs come to life in vivid color

Realise your ideas in a full spectrum of sumptuous and dazzling colors

Complete color control

Affinity Designer puts you in full control with support for all major formats, 16-bit per channel editing, end-to-end CMYK, ICC color management and spot colors for professional printing.

Adjustment layers

With a full set of non-destructive adjustment layers you can tweak your designs instantly. Combine with support for masks and clipping layers, and you have the most advanced layer controls available in any vector-based app.

Super smooth gradients

Create silky-smooth gradients which always update live on your screen. Easily alter the type, direction and position, as well as adding stops or mid-points for ultimate precision.

Live blend modes

Affinity Designer for iPad contains a huge range of blend modes including glow, luminance, color, reflect and darken. And with live preview, trial and error is a thing of the past.

Branding buzzes with bold typography

The power to create exquisite typography entirely at your fingertips.

Grids and guides

Take the guesswork out of hand-lettering with flexible grids and guides, guaranteed to deliver precise placement.

Fine tune your text

Advanced typographic options like leading, kerning and tracking are all available. Plus easily convert any text to curves for fully custom results.

Text on a path

Flow text along any path you have drawn, whether a freehand line or a closed shape, for incredible flexibility.

Frame Text

Add body text paragraphs using frames as containers with full control of alignment, justification, character and paragraph settings.

Ultimate UI design

Affinity Designer for iPad boasts everything you need for end-to-end UI design workflow.

Pixel perfect design

With live pixel preview, pixel alignment and instant ways to export at standard, 2x or 3x resolution you can ensure pixel perfection every time.

Simultaneous Symbols

Edit one instance of an object, and the change will be applied across all instances, live. Even if there’s hundreds of them.

Designs that respond

Control the position or size of an object relative to its container, making it possible to create reusable elements which perform in a pseudo-responsive fashion.

Slice export

Any number of objects, artboards, icons, buttons or layers can all be exported with a few taps in whatever resolutions and file formats you wish.

Built for iPad

Developed without compromise, Affinity Designer is the first full blown, truly professional graphic design tool to make its way onto iPad.

Multi-touch control

Enjoy a full range of fluid Multi-Touch gestures to accelerate your workflow.

Metal optimized

Taking full advantage of the iPad’s Metal technology, blazing-fast performance comes as standard.

Apple Pencil support

Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Designer harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil.

Drag & Drop

Fully optimized for iOS 11, Affinity Designer takes full advantage of drag and drop and multi-select functionality.

Approved by professionals

We spent months working with influential artists, illustrators and designers to fine-tune the development of Affinity Designer for iPad. Their professional input means it’s an app with proven workflow power at its core. Here’s a selection of their work.

Will Schorer - Illustrator and graphic designer

“I’m blown away with Affinity Designer for iPad. Having the freedom to work from a sketch to a finished vectorised artwork all without any cables, in one app is a dream come true and a huge time saver.”

Matt Griffin - Illustrator and author

“I’m delighted that there is now an app like this available on iPad. Combining vector and raster tools, and with the addition of type, it has everything I need to work solely on the pad if required.”

David Sossella - Illustrator and creative director

“Affinity Designer for iPad is incredible, powerful and reliable. I love the way objects are managed and gestures have been implemented. It’s a great surprise to me to have such complete vector software on a mobile device, it’s something I’ve been waiting for.”

Steve Simpson - Illustrative designer

“Affinity Designer for iPad is a fully featured vector app with raster tools available on a tablet. It’s a different level.”

Juan Manuel Orozco - Illustrator and graphic designer

“Discovering this app has been amazing, I’ve fallen in love. I can ink in vector and colour in raster all in one portable app, with no layer limitations. It’s totally changed my workflow.”

Mark Oliver - Illustrator

“Affinity Designer on the iPad is a genuine alternative to Adobe Illustrator on the desktop. I haven’t found any other workable vector apps for iPad.”

Mario de Santiago (Yime is Great) - Illustrator

“I have only used Photoshop and Illustrator. And, since Affinity Designer is merging both, I would say it’s kind of the next generation app for artists.”

Man-Tsun - Illustrator and art director

“Now I can create a high-quality artwork output ON THE GO!”

Julian Ardila - Illustrator and graphic designer

“I’ve found going back to working on my desktop a bit boring, really the experience of drawing directly on the screen is very nice.”

Isabel Sousa - Illustrator and UI designer

“The simple fact that I can use a vector program as good as any desktop one on my iPad is simply amazing! I’ve looked for something like this for so long!”

Enrique Figueroa - Art director, illustrator and creator of ‘Frankentoon’

“The first word that comes to my mind is freedom. I’ve been travelling and working out of the studio this past month and, having a full version of Affinity Designer in my backpack whenever and wherever I needed to work with, has been a dream come true.”

Eric Pautz - Art director and concept artist

“Blending modes work great and fast (and it’s hard to say the same for Illustrator). Noise/grain parameters for colors are amazing. The layer structure is great. It’s a lot faster, especially when comparing performance with blurs and crazy blending modes in a large file.”

Bob Byrne - Writer and artist

“I’m shocked at how fast it is. I know a large part of that is due to Apple magic but it’s crazy that we can do things which would make a desktop chug a little instantly on the iPad.”

Jonathan Ortiz - Graphic designer and lettering artist

“Currently, my work is 100% done in the app. It’s addictive.”

Sav Scatola - Digital painter and brush creator

“Affinity Designer for iPad’s custom brush maker and all-round user friendliness takes the vector painting paradigm to a whole new level.”

And that’s not all!

Here’s just some of the other capabilities built into this incredible app…

Instant undo history

Instantly scrub through hundreds of undo steps with the history slider. Plus save your history with your document.

Pro font support

Add elegant text with OpenType, and True Type fonts, including advanced OpenType features including Ligatures.

Rotate canvas

Spin your canvas around to work at any angle, and easily lock and unlock your current rotation.

Smart color picker

Dedicated color picker tool to accurately pick a color, including single point or averaged sampling over an area of your image.

Font import

Import your own fonts easily to use in the app.

Asset management

Create sets of regularly used assets which can be instantly accessed and dragged onto your project.

Vector brushes

Apply realistic textured brush strokes along vector paths.

Transform panel

With full control to precisely adjust an object’s position, size, rotation and shear.

Pressure editor

Add and edit a pressure profile curve along any path.

Add noise

Apply noise to color fills for a textured look to your work.

Layer effects

All common layer effects included such as shadows, glows, outline, 3D, Bevel, gradient overlay and more.

Insert inside, paste inside

Easily add artwork, objects or brush strokes inside an existing shape.


Automatically distribute objects, or to your own specific choice of spacing.

Corner tool

Quick convert sharp vector points into smooth rounded corners.

Transparency tool

Drag a transparency gradient over any object, with support for linear, radial, elliptical and conical types.

Outline view

Instantly switch to a wireframe view of your design, even viewing in split screen if you wish.

Quick menu

With a simple gesture bring up a quick menu right next to your finger with common commands.

Compatible with iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad 2018, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch

Affinity Designer for iPad

Professional graphic design on the move

Purchase on the App Store
Buy it now for $19.99 - No subscription.