What program do you use to design stuff for your youth ministry?

I used to use adobe illustrator.  It was the standard.  It took me hundreds of hours of figuring out, for me to be able to use it correctly.  A few years ago I was surprised by their monthly payment system.  You can purchase adobe illustrator or photoshop for $20 a month or $240 a year.  The real question is: Are these programs worth the money?

They really aren’t worth $240 a year.  My intern last year showed me a new program called, Affinity Designer For Mac.  It’s what adobe illustrator should be.

Here is what Affinity Designer For Mac is and can do:

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The best feature is how fast Affinity Designer For Mac really is.

It’s fast. Really fast.

We don’t do spinning beach balls. Working in Affinity Designer is always live – pan and zoom at 60fps, transform objects in correct z-order, make adjustments or apply effects in realtime and always see live previews of brushes or tools. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, it’s still the same and never runs out of memory. You have never experienced anything like it.


We love Affinity Designer For Mac.  It is the best design program on the market.  You can get it for a one time fee of $60.  No reoccurring fee.

We love it so much, that we are going to start doing live casts on how to make logos, posters, and other sweet youth ministry stuff.  Everything from our store is fully editable in Affinity Designer For Mac.  It’s pretty easy to learn, and has tons of features that are easy to use.  It’s the only program we recommend to up and coming designers.

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