Illustrator rival launches free trial option

Affinity Designer

You can now try Affinity Designer for free for 10 days

Adobe Illustrator has long held a near-monopoly on vector drawing software, and that doesn't look like changing sometime soon. But a number of rivals have started nipping at its heels this year, and one of the most promising is Affinity Designer from Serif, launched last month, which has drawn plaudits across the design community.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.