Adobe reveals new XD CC Starter Plan
|Christian Hargrave in Apps Tuesday, May 22, 2018|
Adobe has announced that Adobe XD is now free via a new Starter plan and, at the same time, Adobe has launched a new $10 million investment fund for design technology and released a host of new features and assets for XD users.
The XD CC Starter plan gives professional and aspiring designers, teams and students an avenue to apply their design skills through free access to Adobe XD. And, as part of Adobe Creative Cloud, XD tightly integrates with designers’ existing workflows and tools such as Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. The Starter plan also includes Typekit Free and integration with Creative Cloud Libraries, making it easy to share and manage assets across devices.
Adobe also announced the $10 million Adobe Fund for Design, which will be distributed in the form of grants and equity investments. The fund will help designers and developers innovate in the world of experience design and leverage Adobe XD as a platform supporting tooling plug-ins and integrations with third-party tools and services. It is open to individuals, small teams or companies interested in or already building products to empower creatives. In addition to providing the financial means to enable growth, working with the Adobe Fund for Design will provide recipients access to industry experts, and significant resources to fuel development, including early access to technology, partnership, go-to-market opportunities, and exposure to Adobe’s network of customers.