About Us

The story so far…

We are leading innovative experts in designing imaginative tools for vector designers that significantly save time, boost creativity and achieve refined results. We lead the way with cutting-edge design software — we bring back the fun to drawing whilst making it far easier to meet tight deadlines and make on the fly changes. Astute Graphics is driven by its employees who demonstrate a passion for continuously enhancing your design workflow. We invest time in finding out what you really need and with our wealth of creativity and resourcefulness we are able to bring out a steady stream of releases each year.

Well established with an enviable reputation in our field, this has led to strong alliances with key partners such as Adobe, Wacom, authors and high profile designers. We have deep values and ethics to conduct our business responsibly and fairly both with our valued clients and suppliers. These values transcend into our every day dealings whereby we ensure speedy responses to customer queries and prompt payment to suppliers.

Plug-ins for Illustrator

We've been creating intuitive design tools for digital designers for over 10 years


Used by all

Our tools are used by thousands of designers from all different walks of life, from individual freelance to large corporations

Customer Support

We pride ourselves in helping you with any questions you may have, from the technical to the simple

Learning Material

It's all about vectors in illustrator! View our 100's of learning videos, webinars and how-to videos on our Youtube Channel

Our Team

Nicholas van der Walle

Founder & Managing Director

With a strong engineering background and a flair for innovation, Nick steers the team to create great stuff. View Nicholas van der Walle's profile on LinkedIn

Susan van der Walle


With years of administration experience, Susan is the calm voice of reason whilst helping steer the Company.

Lorna Brown

Support Coordinator

Coming from a creative photography background, Lorna utilises her organisational skills to manage schedules and maintain and develop our support activities.

Camilla Jones

Marketing Manager

As an experienced marketing professional, Camilla leads the drive to extend Astute Graphics' reach into new markets leading to even greater success. View Camilla Jone's profile on LinkedIn

Will Watson

Support Assistant

Will assists with Support activities, ensuring that our customers have a helpful, efficient and positive experience. He also has impeccable penmanship - it's a pity we don't reply with hand written notes via carrier pigeon!

Sebastian Bleak

Graphic Scientist, Training & Support

Sebastian has a passion for learning and sharing with others so he's the perfect one to help you get the most from your tools.

Alice Austin

Video Content Creator

Having established her creativity with design and photography, Alice creates online video content to ensure our customers find their way around all the tool features. View Alice Austin's profile on LinkedIn

Gemma Goode

Digital Creative

An award-winning graphic designer with typographic tendencies, Gemma creates beautiful digital imagery for our website, emails and social media.

Iaroslav Lazunov

Blog Author

With an impressive resume of vector design tutorials and a creative manner of using our software, Iaroslav will help inspire you.

Dave Clayton

Training Manager

With a background of over 25 years in Graphic Design and Marketing, Dave delivers comprehensive training solutions to our users and partners. Sadly, rainforests have disappeared due to Dave’s love of design books. He has a problem.

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