Top 5 design tools for non-designers
This week we added to Stackweek several design tools which will help solo developers to create amazing graphics and visualize the product without hiring a designer or digging into Adobe Illustrator’s layers.
Telling about your product just in words is not enough for capturing attention. Visualization will help you better present your product and tell your story.
Canva is the easiest to use design program in the world. It is doesn’t matter whether you’re entirely new to design or a seasoned professional, with Canva you find yourself at home designing. Canva has been designed to empower you to create incredible graphics - everything from social media graphics, posters and marketing materials to postcards, invitations, different document types and presentations.
Numbers won’t tell much about your business. The infographics could be the way to show off your product or company’s value. Infogram is a free web service that lets you upload your spreadsheets and generate beautiful and responsive online infographics for websites, blogs or for sharing through social media. Data visualizations are one of the best received and shared content type out there. Embed your interactive infographics anywhere and be more productive with Infogram.
Sketch is an award winning design software for Mac. It gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Wondering how non-designer can use professional designer’s favorite tool? Sketch is very easy to use and lets you express your product ideas visually with very little work. Wtth Sketch you can design anything from prototypes to user interfaces and export for the web and mobile.
When inspiration happens put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease. Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you. It’s a really intuitive app, allowing you to use gestures to move between sketchbooks quickly and fluidly. Paper is the easiest and most beautiful way to create sketches on the iPad and iPhone.
Pixlr is an intelligent, intuitive program with a number of attractive features. With Pixlr you can create cool logos and graphics all free of charge. It has a clear and logical user interface. With this browser-based tool you can work on images with any size, do cropping and resizing, use the fonts you want, use the style filters that are built into the tool and more.
We believe that these mostly free design tools will give your work an outstanding look. Add your favorite design tools to your stack in Stackweek and get weekly updates on new features, learning tips or what in general going on around your stack.