Create beautiful designs and professional graphics with DesignLab. Choose from millions of images, graphics, fonts and customizable templates to produce stunning visuals, perfect for social media. It's fast, fun and easy.

How people are using DesignLab:

- Social media graphics
- Typography design
- Event promotion
- Birthday cards & invitations
- Special sales offers
- Screenshot markups
- Watermarked photos
- Real estate promotion
- Scrapbooking
- Pinterest posts
- Album covers
- Business cards
- Inspirational quotes
- Meme creation

... and so much more.



• Projects - Save your projects with fully editable history and open them later. Share the project file with a friend for creative collaboration.

• Customizable Templates - Search & select from our library of professionally designed templates.

• Advanced Text Tools - Create beautiful typography with either your own fonts, or our carefully selected collection from some of the most talented designers from around the world. Easily add multiple text layers, controlling their size, positioning, opacity, rotation, kerning, leading & color. You can also curve, bend, erase, and apply 3D transformations to your text!

• Gorgeous Artwork - DesignLab comes jam-packed with hundreds of irresistibly gorgeous illustrations, decorative ornaments, and design elements.

• Layer-based Editing - Our layer-based editing makes complex design simple to create. Tap the layer menu to select one or multiple layers to edit. You can also re-arrange their orders by long-tapping and dragging to the desired position.

• Add Custom Artwork - Import custom artwork or your own logo, and use it in your photos as a fully editable layer. This is perfect for the mobile creative, and helpful for branding efforts everywhere. You could also use this feature as a collage or scrapbook tool!

• Blend & Erase Tools - Erase parts of your artwork, text, or imported photo layers & apply several different blend modes to create unique images. There is also a built in "focus mode" - which allows for great precision when the eraser is active.

• Drawing - Use these tools to create an illustration, make notes on an image, mark up a photo for business, or add a signature for personal touch.

• Shapes - Create vector shapes and control their properties with ease.

• Photo Filters - Choose from our collection of filters to get the look you desire.

• Photo Adjustments - Finely tune the brightness, contrast, exposure, saturation, and the blur level of your photos.

• Font Installation - Install your own fonts! Use a method in which you can deliver an .otf or .ttf file to your device, such as Dropbox or Email. Then use the "Open With..." option, and choose DesignLab.

• Crop Tool - Choose from a variety of aspect ratios - including the popular 1:1 ratio - perfect for Instagram.

...and more!



DesignLab PRO offers two auto-renewing subscription options:

$4.99 per month
$19.99 per year

Your DesignLab PRO subscription will automatically renew 24-hours before the end of the current period, and you will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off your subscription at any time from your iTunes account settings. You will not receive refunds for the unused portion of your term.

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What's New

Version 3.11

One of our biggest updates yet! Here's what's new:
• Categories - now you can easily sort between different categories when choosing a template. Maybe you want to create an Instagram story, or a YouTube thumbnail, or something to celebrate an upcoming holiday. Categories makes it easy for you to browse our beautifully designed collection of templates.

• Logo Manager - we've added a section in the artwork tab where you can easily store and access your most frequently used image assets. This is perfect for easily accessing logos and watermarks frequently used in your projects.

• Font Manager - you now have the ability to manage not only your custom fonts, but the default fonts as well. You can find the font manager in the settings.

• The grid has been improved, and is a lot more intuitive and natural - adding increased ease and precision when editing.

• We've added a YouTube thumbnail preset.

• We've improved the eyedropper so you can easily choose the right color.

• New fonts (abril, arch rival, bentham, delis, oxygen, peace, sen, and vast)

• We've also made a bunch of other UI improvements and performance upgrades, we think you'll find the app a lot more elegant to use.

- Fixed color picker not appearing on transparent projects
- Fixed a bug that caused gallery to sometimes list photos in wrong order
- Other minor bug fixes

We hope you like this big new update! We value your feedback and would love to know what you think. Drop us a line in email or connect with us on Instagram @madewithdesignlab.


The DesignLab Team.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Very impressed


I've paired notable quotes with fantastic photos for several years and have always used multiple apps, rotating between them depending on what I wanted to achieve and the limitations I knew they had. This app, though, is really in depth. You can use gradation on the text you add, picking the directional effect of the gradation as well as both colors in the gradation! You can add decorations to it, manipulate text, use filters and frames...the options are really enticing. The one thing I don't love is that on my phone (iPhone 6s) the instrument to change the size of the text is a little bit temperamental; it tends to have an exaggerated effect, zooming really far out very quickly. But once you fiddle with it for a second, it's not as much an issue. And the icon you select to change this is often hidden underneath the "close" icon for editing text, so you have to close that out before you can change it, which is a bit frustrating if, depending on the fonts you're looking at, the size continues to change back and forth. Other than that issue, I'm really in love with this. I may be able to delete like a half a dozen apps without feeling any creative constraint! Kudos!

Did Not want to Purchase at first.

SOS Spanish help

So while rummaging through the App Store I landed on PicLab. Looked cool, served the functional needs I was looking for or so I thought and the price was reasonable. Until I read the reviews and it sounded like they still have some kinks to work out. Well went back in to the App Store few days later and thought I would take the chance. Purchased and trying to use. Pros: offers great features and filter options that other apps don't offer. There are a good amount of font choices and you can add your own (haven't tried yet)
Cons: Does not have Instagram size layout option, GLITCHY - oh my gosh I am taking for ever to complete one image because it does not want to select the thing I am trying to select. It is also super touchy when trying to do detail in a movement or placement. There is no line option, they have shapes but no lines. You should really take out the drawing feature. If I can not zoom in and draw then what's the point.
Overall I think the overall idea of the app is great. Maybe there is to much trying to go on all at once. They really need to work out the major bugs, glitches, frustrations before trying to charge $2.99. And at this point I really wish I could get my money back. Sorry guys good try though.

Developer Response

Hello and thank you for leaving a thoughtful review! We have found it quite helpful. We now have an Instagram size layout option (for both posts & stories) and we have fixed all of the glitches! We think you'll be impressed with the latest version of the app. If you have any further questions, comments, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Will make your life easier! (Must have)


From the first 10 seconds inside the app you will see how polished it looks you can definitely tell there was some thought put into the UX/UI the availability of typefaces and pre built vectors to add to images makes it feel way more premium than anything else I’ve ever tried. I would go as far as calling it “pocket illustrator”. If you are someone who manages social media pages and are in the constant need of creating content this app will allow you to do from your phone. Even the app settings have so many features that truly show craftsmanship. By the way the pro version is totally worth the investment since it unlocks way more features and access to prebuilt templates to save you even more time in a crunch. Check it out for yourself!!

Developer Response

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy you love the app. Please feel free to reach out to us with any future suggestions, comments, questions, etc.


MuseWorks, Inc.
78.2 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. DesignLab Pro Monthly $4.99
  2. DesignLab Pro Annual $19.99


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