If the answer to any of those questions is Yes, then read on.

If you are on a tight budget but want to get into graphic design and online publishing, then you have no doubt tried the free software routes of Canva, Pixlr, and others like PowerPoint (some cost). And there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those programs. They all do the job well enough.

Being free (mostly) is their main feature though, and you often have to jump around a lot or convert file formats to get the job done. If you want better templates or extra features then you usually have to pay extra.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one program that does everything you need? You may even already have it, just not know how to use it to its full extent, or how to use it well enough to create low content books, graphics, covers, the whole shebang in this one program?

Hi, my name is Jayne Willingale and I’ve been using this software for several years now to produce all the graphics for my printables, templates, books and artwork. It’s called Affinity Designer and was the flagship program for Affinity’s publishing suite first launched in 2015.

“Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. ”

Apple design award winner

“Okay, that’s all well and good, but I already use PowerPoint, why should I change?”


You don’t need to of course. Powerpoint is a great program, but it is first and foremost a ‘presentation’ program and as such still has some limitations when it comes to graphics. You can create them, but you are limited to how well you can manipulate them, redraw and edit.  At the very least you need a digital pen to perfect it. Here I am offering you an alternative that will give you much more scope. With Designer you can learn to easily create your own graphics!


“Won’t I have to subscribe to yet another software?”

Absolutely not. Affinity is committed to keeping its software in the reach of small businesses and sole entrepreneurs like you and me. They sell for a fixed one-off price, give you lifetime updates for free and provide excellent forum support for all their programs.


“How will I access my course?”

Once logged in to the member’s area, you can access all your courses under the ‘My Courses’ link. You get lifetime access as well as to any updates and additional material as it becomes available. 


“Can I use it on Windows?”

Yes, Designer is available for both Mac and Windows.


“I’m a complete beginner. Will your course be any good for me?”

Yes, my courses take you through all the steps you need to know before creating graphics. They are suitable for complete beginners and intermediate users.

Introducing my latest course . . .



How to create simple graphics for Low Content Planners, Activity books, Journals, templates, printables and much more all within this one, easy to learn program.

Affinity Designer Course

What will you learn with this course?

Along with over 55 concise videos that take you from how to set up the workspace to how to create numerous types of graphics, this course offers the following:

  • We start off in Module One by running through the basic layout of the program, what the tools are called, setting up your workspace, how to use shortcuts to make using the program more efficient, and the basics of how to just open and place files. Remember this course is for complete beginners too.
  • In Module Two I guide you through artboard management, the available presets, and how to create your own. How to use the helpful tools for efficient and speedy graphic creation.
  • Module Three gets into all the details of mastering text layout and use. Master these and your cover design will no longer be a headache.
  • In Module Four we get graphical. Learn how to create various shapes, what you can do with them, how to color them, use pattern fills, create graphical layouts, drawing and painting.
  • Module Five is about Layers, Adjustments and Effects – the tools that make graphics ‘pop’ and ‘sizzle’ on the page
  • And then in Module 6 I cover several different projects with ideas on how to use the power of Designer for printables and other products.
  • And more being added as I write . . .

There is a Facebook group for members to ask questions, support each other, and put in requests for new videos on how to do things that may not be in the course. I certainly have not covered everything that Designer can do by any means! I believe you don’t need to get bogged down in unnecessary detail, just learn to produce the kind of graphics you wish to use in low content books and then expand from there if you wish. You will have the groundwork skills to build on.

See More in the VIDEO – coming

See What Other Users Are Saying About the Course . . . 


“Jayne has done it again. She has taken what seems to be a complicated piece of software and broken it down into easy to understand techniques. The fear of using this software, that has languished on my computer for 18 months, has gone.

“This course on Affinity Designer is in 6 modules. The first five cover the basic techniques in 46 easy to understand bite size videos. The last module has longer videos that show you how to use those techniques to create products.”

Marian Blake – Author and Creator


“Now I’m off and running into a new world of discovery. Yippee!

Phoebe E.


“LOVE your classes and your teaching techniques!!!

Sara Q.



Jayne Willingale

Author of MY Affinity Progress

PS  There’s Even More . . .

As your starter for 10, I’m also giving you

  • Designer file templates that you can edit and use as your own
  • Quick tip sheets for common graphic creation processes
  • Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

This course is available for $47 through launch and will revert to its normal price of $87 at midnight PST 19th November when the launch ends.

Remember, if you would like to take advantage of picking up the Publisher course as well if you missed it the first time around, click the second button for both courses – normally $164

But during the launch only $94!

Bargain! And will give you all the skills you need for your online publishing business.

Your Questions Answered

Q. Will it be expensive?
A. Affinity Designer is not free, but neither is it expensive, currently one price of $48.99. Often on 50% sale. Lifetime updates. Adobe Illustrator is a minimum of $19.97 a month.

Q. Where would I start?
A. This course takes you from beginner to creating your own graphics.

Q. Won’t this software take a long time to learn?
A. Designer is one of the easiest graphical programs to learn. This course is around 4-5 hours long and by the end, you will have the skills to produce your own content. The only limit is your own imagination. You only need to learn the basic skills.

Q. Are there any upsells?
A. Everything is included in the one purchase. However, there is an option to purchase my Affinity Publisher course as a companion (if you don’t already own it) at a discounted price if purchased at the same time as the Designer course. The two work really well together.

Q. Is there a refund if I don’t like it?
A. Sorry, due to the digital nature of the product there are no refunds.

Q. How do I contact you if I have a problem?
A. Please email me at sylverzone@gmail.com, or contact me on my Facebook Group – SylverZonePrintables

Q. How do I access my course?
A. You will receive an email with an access link and password for the course.