Affinity Designer: The Complete Guide to Creating Vector Art (

Comfortably learn to create quality vector-based graphics and illustration with confidence and ease.

Created by: Ronnie McBride

Produced in 2016

What you will learn

  • an understanding of Affinity Designers tools
  • an understanding of Affinity's Designers vector/pixel Hybrid workflow
  • an understanding of common graphical and illustrative terms
  • simple creative techniques that yield high visual impact
  • FREE sketches to work from
  • FREE brushes, textures and color pallettes
  • one completed project

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Course Description

Message from the Instructor: I am an active instructor who cares about his students. I read and respond to all email and pertaining to this course and even your personal projects.
With its ultra-fast functionality and flexible interface, Affinity Designer has quickly become a must-have app in the world of graphic design.

Enhance Your Graphic Design Skills and Speed Up Your Workflow by Learning the Basics of Affinity Designer
    Create stunning vector illustrations
    Master the essential principles and features of Affinity Designer.
    Step-by-step instructions of the tools and techniques
    Transform your own hand-drawn ideas into vivid digital graphics.
    Learn simple creative techniques to design a finished piece of vector art.
    Acquire exclusive free content, including sketches, brushes, and textures.
Affinity Designer Chosen by Apple as the Runner-Up for 2014 App of the Year
Affinity Designer has impressed critics and users alike, emerging as a viable, cost-efficient alternative to more established programs such as Adobe Illustrator.
Affinity Designer's versatility makes it an ideal program for a wide range of graphic design and vector illustration projects, including website graphics, icons, UI design, marketing materials, concept art, and more.
Contents and Overview
Created with the beginner in mind, this course will also prove useful for experienced graphic designers looking to transition away from Illustrator or other vector graphic design programs. Combining detailed instruction with real world examples and interactive projects, this course will reveal to you the full creative potential of Affinity Designer.
Learn the Essentials: Moving at a steady, step-by-step pace, you will learn how to use Affinity Designer's various tools and features to create stunning vector graphics, starting with a study of common graphical and illustrative terminology before moving on to more advanced topics, such as Selecting and Manipulating Vectors using the Affinity Design Interface, and Illustrating your first character drawing.

Use Your Own Work: During the interactive exercises, you are free to use your own work. You may also use the complementary original sketches supplied by the instructor.

Vector Art Project: The final section of the course will walk you through the creation of an original piece of vector art from start to finish.

Free Content: By taking this course, you will automatically gain access to exclusive free content to enhance and inspire your own projects, including free brushes, textures, color palettes, and sketches.
MAC/PC : This course was created when there wasn't a PC version available, If you are a PC user you will still be able to follow this course as long as you know that option is Alt on a PC and command is ctrl on a PC. Everything else about Affinity Designer is similar on both Apple and Microsoft OS systems.
After completing this course, you will have a detailed understanding of the tools and techniques available in Affinity Designer that can help to make you a faster, smarter, better graphic designer.
Message from your Instructor: I am an active instructor who cares about his students. I read and respond to all email and pertaining to this course and even your personal projects.Who this course is for:
  • This course was created with the beginner in mind but also usefull for someone transitioning from similar applications like illustrator. This course is probably not for you If you are already familiar with Affinity Designers tools and workflows.

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Instructor Details

Ronnie McBride

I am a freelance visual designer with 15+ years of experience working in the design industry.
After graduating with a degree in industrial design, I began my career working for a branding agency in New York City as a web designer. While there, I had the pleasure of working with very talented graphic designers and illustrators who taught me how important it is to tell a good story through pictures and graphics. After learning a great deal about the role of design in business, I created Mixmediasalad Design.
I am an Award-winning designer/artist whose work has been recognized on a local and national level. I have worked for the Last 15 years as an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer/videographer, web designer and art director for major brands and small companies alike. I have alway had a hunger, love, and passion for design and huge respect for the creative arts. I love to share and teach people as much as I love learning new things.



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Ronnie did a great job explaining all the fundamentals of Affinity Designer and covered a lot of gaps in my knowledge. I really enjoyed the section where we begin coloring in the character and I wish we can have more of that. I highly recommend this course to anyone willing to get started with illustrating in Affinity Designer.

This was great. I learned so many tips and tricks. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge. Great!

The class perfect for me as a beginner. Great details and in depth explanation. More drawing examples would be nice.

I think it was a good course, anyway, though I thought differently at first. I already knew a lot of what the course leader showed us, but I am satisfied with the course.

I got so much out of this course! Ronnie is great!

Lots of good info on drawing but also how to approach problems.

I really enjoy this course, Lots of thing to learn and very well explain.Can wait for the next one .Thank you

Good so far. I've had the program for a while. Trying to move eventually to affinity and drop Adobe but need to know more.

Nice short course that explains every thing you need to know to use Affinity Designer.


Great for beginners. He covers everything you need to get started, plus more.