8 Tips For Starting A Successful Graphic Design App (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Graphic Design App

Want to start your own graphic design app? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a graphic design app:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a graphic design app?
-> Pros and cons of a graphic design app

Need inspiration?

-> Other graphic design app success stories
-> Examples of established graphic design app
-> Marketing ideas for a graphic design app
-> Graphic design app names

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a graphic design app:

#1: Christopher Gimmer, founder of Snappa:

We chatted with with Christopher, founder of Snappa ($83.5K/month). In our interview, Christopher says:

One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned over the years is the power of the long game. For starters, this applies to business and life in general. Sometimes you just need to play the game and things will happen.

Additionally:

Just start with something small and easy to get off the ground and treat it as a learning opportunity. As you start working on it, you’ll naturally start thinking of better business ideas and you’ll have a much better understanding of how to execute on them.

Further:

It seriously doesn’t matter if your first idea sucks and you completely bomb. You will learn so much in those first 3 - 6 months and at a certain point you need to apply what you’re learning from blog posts and podcasts.

article

Read the full interview ➜

#2: Janina Himmen, founder of SP-Studio:

We chatted with with Janina, founder of SP-Studio ($100/month). In our interview, Janina says:

Having a loyal community can give you a huge morale boost, and in my opinion, this is why it is important to not just look at what’s profitable, but also what brings you and your user's joy.

Additionally:

When you start, don’t be discouraged by numbers. Most things take a while to get recognition and there often is luck involved too. Even the best idea might need some time until you see success.

article

Read the full interview ➜

#3: Kervin Aucoin, founder of Aucoin Analytics, LLC:

We chatted with with Kervin, founder of Aucoin Analytics, LLC ($13.8K/month). In our interview, Kervin says:

From the start of this journey, I have learned that going from idea to product can be a long and arduous process. While there is some luck involved, the business startup process takes long hours and hard work, but if you stick to it the result is very rewarding.

Additionally:

Don't Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up

article

Read the full interview ➜

#4: Christopher Gimmer, founder of Snappa:

We chatted with with Christopher, founder of Snappa ($83.5K/month). In our interview, Christopher says:

Although you may need to do things that don’t scale to get the ball rolling, I think it’s very important to nail down one scalable marketing channel as quickly as possible.

article

Read the full interview ➜