The graphic design industry is expected to grow 4% within the next seven years.
If you're someone who loves sketching, painting or creating websites, you'll be happy to know that there are more programs than ever for channeling your creativity.
But what's the best of the best? Here are seven graphic design app recommendations that you'll want to check out.
1. Adobe Photoshop Express
It seems a little weird that we're still talking about Photoshop after all these years. Yet Adobe's graphic design staple is still the best of the best, whether you're sketching, editing photos, or creating logos.
Photoshop Express lets you take Photoshop on the go.
Don't get the wrong impression, though. Just because Express is a mobile app doesn't mean it's lacking.
It's still every bit as powerful as the desktop app and includes almost all of the functionality you'd expect, plus the convenience and portability of a mobile app.
2. Adobe Illustrator Draw
Adobe keeps killing it with their graphic design apps.
Illustrator Draw is a full-fledged free-form sketch program in the palm of your hands.
And since it works seamlessly with Adobe's cloud software, you can transfer your works to Photoshop in a matter of seconds.
3. Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
If you're tired of Adobe hogging the spotlight, Sketchbook is for you.
This free piece of design software features a minimalist design so you won't get distracted. Plus, it allows you to utilize your phone's camera as a scanner, so you can transfer your paper drawings to the digital world.
Also, did we mention that it's free?
WeTransfer was one of the first companies to put a graphic design app on the iPad back in 2012.
But, as is the case with Photoshop, just because something's old doesn't mean it's outdated.
Paper still gets regular updates and its intuitive design makes it a joy to sketch on.
We've focused a lot on sketching and editing so far. But what do web designers and professional typographers have to add to their phones, tablets, and computers?
While there isn't a shortage of great font creation tools out there, Typecast might be our favorite.
Namely, because you don't need to download anything to use it. Everything you do in Typecast works right in your browser!
On a sad note, Typecast's devs no longer support the program, so don't expect any new updates. However, you should still be able to use the browser-based program without any issues.
6. Logomaker Plus
Whether you're creating your very own portfolio or need a logo for a client, Logo Maker Plus is worth a download.
When downloading Logo Maker Plus, you have two options: a free version or a premium experience.
For what it's worth, the free version should have almost everything you'd need to create a professional-looking logo.
7. My Price
Full disclosure, My Price isn't a full-fledged graphic design app in a traditional sense. But we think it's still useful enough to include on this list.
While you can't sketch or transform photos on it, My Price is a wonderful business tool for those pursuing graphic design as a full-time freelance career.
Choosing how much to charge clients can be tough. Thanks to My Price's rate calculator, guesswork is a thing of the past.
Freelancers can add up the costs of their time, resources, and more to determine fair rates. In essence, using it protects both yourself and your clients.
Design Your Universe with The Perfect Graphic Design App
If you're looking for the best graphic design app, these seven programs should be more than enough to get you started.
But if you're still looking for more suggestions or have questions, make sure to get in touch.
Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst