Design Tools for Students

Design Tools for Students

Just like professionals, students have to do a lot of design work for school and college projects, personal projects, internships, etc.

So, they may want to create a website, blog, template for an email newsletter or invitation card, etc. However, only a handful of them can afford professional graphic design software programs. Even those who can, may not have the skillets required to use the programs with efficiency. Thus, in this blog, we bring your attention to some of the most affordable and user-friendly design tools for students. These are:

Tailor Brands

Tailor Brands is one of the most popular logo makers on the Internet today and it uses artificial intelligence technology to help the users create some of the most beautiful designs effortlessly. It’s already used by entrepreneurs around the world but there is no reason why it can’t be used by students as well.

What makes Tailor Brands perfect for students is the fact it’s extremely easy to use. All you have to do is share the details of the design you want i.e. the text, fonts, and colors you want, and it can generate the results for you. What’s more, it’s easy on the pocket too.


Myoats is both an online community and a graphics design tool that allows you to create beautiful geometric patterns quickly. You can use it to create designs for creative projects, infographics, reports and case studies, etc. You can also share your designs with other members of the community and get feedback.


While not exactly a design tool, is an excellent online portfolio platform that allows students to create an online portfolio and get real-time feedback. With it, they can make connections with other creative and ambitious and even get opportunities for employment.

Studentshow also allows you to manage your online portfolio in one location and sync with LinkedIn, Behance, and other websites which is pretty neat.


Fontstruct is a nifty online tool that you can use to create attractive fonts on the go. It allows you to use grid patterns, shapes, etc. to create typography that you will love and you can use it in your personal or school projects.


FotoJet is a web-based tool for photo editing, collages, and graphic design. It provides you access to a wide range of templates for creating social media graphics, posters, etc. You are also able to get top-quality results easily, thanks to the single-click tools that it offers. In other words, you can be a professional even when you don’t have the experience or skills. Plus, you can visit its website to learn about new techniques in graphic design and photography.


For editing and refining raw photographs and images, few programs are as user-friendly and powerful as Pixlr. You can use it to perform basic operations like cropping, blurring, filling, etc. It also has an Express tool that allows you to make several single-click changes that are perfect for beginners and students.

The following are some of the highlights of Pixlr:

  • Free to use
  • Supports layers and masks
  • Customizable interface
  • User-friendly

So, there you have it- some of the most useful and affordable tools that students from all backgrounds can use for their design-related projects. Which one are you going to check out first?

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