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 year

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

Nick van der Walle

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.
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Susan van der Walle


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

Susan van der Walle
Lorna Brown

Lorna Brown

Support Coordinator

With her fine art and photography background, Lorna understands the importance of successfully executing your creative vision. She uses this understanding to maintain and develop our support activities whilst liaising, planning and managing schedules.

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.

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Camilla Jones
Dave Clayton

Dave Clayton

Training Manager

With a background of over 25 years in the Graphic Design and Marketing industries, 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.

Carlos Garro

Technical Advisor

Carlos Garro is a graphic designer from Costa Rica dedicated to teach and show Adobe tools and their ecosystem. He is also Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Instructor.


Carlos Garro
Sebastian Bleak

Sebastian Bleak

Training Specialist

Sebastian is highly qualified with in-depth knowledge of Astute Graphics' workflow tools for Adobe Illustrator. Working with Dave, Sebastian provides in-person training services in the USA along with online training on behalf of Astute Graphics.

Kim Calland

Website Designer

Kim Calland

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