Why I am enjoying Affinity Designer more than Illustrator, now
s of late, I’ve been straying from traditional web design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sublime (code editor) for a few obscure programs. The verdict: Affinity Designer has been so enjoyable to work with when creating vector based designs, and Webflow has decreased the time between mockup to usable code. What more can I ask for? 🙂
Let’s quickly look at my history of design software that I’ve used.
- I skipped — rather missed — the Photoshop era for web design, and jumped right into Illustrator to create website mockups.
- Enrolled into Boulder Digital Arts’ UI/UX certification course, and continued with my Illustrator skill-set as that was the software of choice there.
- Continued using Illustrator at my first corporate web design job in 2014, and started spreading my wings into logo design as the needs arose during my short tenure at the job.
- Introduced to Sketch in 2015, and worked with it for a short time, but ultimately fell back into strictly using Illustrator. Illustrator was doing everything that I needed at the time — as I was doing fairly small projects.
- Finally, I stumbled upon Affinity Designer in August of this year (2016).