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What we’re doing to support the creative community

In response to COVID-19, we’ve put three new measures in place which we hope will help the creative community.

As a developer of creative software, we felt it was our responsibility to try to offer the creative community as much support as we can during this incredibly difficult time.

That’s why we’ve put three new measures in place aimed at helping students, photographers, designers, artists and other creatives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are:

  • A new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite
  • A 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad
  • A pledge to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, spending the equivalent of our annual commissioning budget in the next three months. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions has now passed.

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Serif, says: “Unfortunately we are hearing many stories from the creative community about how they are being severely impacted by the effects of the pandemic.

“We know we can’t solve many of these problems, but hopefully these things will make life a little easier for people who rely on creative software to make a living but may be stuck at home without access to their usual tools, or for students who might suddenly be without access to their Affinity apps on their personal devices.

“By increasing our spend on commissioning work from creative freelancers we can also put some extra money into a part of the industry which will be particularly affected.”

The free trial will be available to download until 20th April. The 50% discount will end on the same date and applies to the full suite of Affinity apps.

Edit—since publication, the 90-day free trial and 50% discount on Affinity apps have both been extended until 20th May.

For more details and to download the free trial, go to the Affinity website.