Affinity Designer for iPad is a full spec vector drawing app from Serif, based on their desktop app of the same name. The app promises to be fully optimised for mobile with the capability of supporting huge multi-artboard canvases and thousands of layers.
As HD/4K screens have become the norm for most tech users, working on a decent monitor has become an essential part of my design set up when creating on-screen graphics. I can’t be without one! Having previously used BenQ’s BL3201PT, I had high hopes for their PD3200U model which is from a newer line of monitors built specifically with designers in mind.
As most of my work is created digitally, I’m always up for testing out new design tech – this month, I’ve been checking out the BenQ BL3201PT Monitor.
The Rusty Alexander is a neat new project, headed up by artist Rustbucket Workshop, in which an old Leyland Olympus Alexander Double Decker Bus is being converted into a travelling art gallery and trove of curiosities. I fell in love with the idea as soon as I heard about it, so was stoked to be asked to design a logo for the project.
The key difference between pixel and vector based graphics is how the image is structured. Pixel based graphics are made up from lots of tiny physical squares (or ‘pixels’) where as vector graphics are mapped out using mathematical equations which calculate where the edges of the shapes sit in relation to one another.