For creating concept art, print projects, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups and more, our powerful design app is already the choice of thousands of professional illustrators, web designers and game developers who love its silky-smooth combination of vector and raster design tools.

Is this software right for me?

This software can be used by students, on university or personal computers, whether that is a laptop or desktop, both on and off campus for educational projects.

Staff are permitted to run this software on University owned devices only.

Windows version : 1.8.5

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

You may need to contact your department’s IT support team to run the installer on your computer if you do not have local administrator rights.

For the Standard ISD Desktop, the software is also available for download in the Software Centre

Affinity Designer is available for download via Pegasus.

Student :

Affinity Designer is available for download via Pegasus.

Computer Labs :

Available on the virtual desktop for staff.

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site Licence

End Date : Renewed Annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before downloading software.


For staff - software must only be installed onto University owned devices:

Affinity License Agreement


For students - software can be installed on both University owned and personal devices for educational project purposes only.


Usage :

Product may be used by staff on a University owned device.

Students can run software on both University owned and personal laptop/PC for educational projects.


Please note: Use of this software for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Personal Licence : Not Applicable


Affinity Designer - How to install on Windows

When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading, installing or authorising this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

A huge variety of information is available, including overviews, and FAQs on the supplier home pages.


Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to use on University owned PC/Laptop

Student :

Free to download to University owned or personal PC/Laptop

System Requirements

· Windows 8.1 or 10 PC (64 bit) with mouse or equivalent input device

· DirectX 10-compatible Graphics Cards and above

· 2GB RAM minimum (4GB RAM recommended)

· 1GB of available hard drive space; more during installation

· 1280x768 display size or better