User Spotlight – Akira

SkySilk user spotlight

Akira: A Native Linux App

for UI & UX Design.

Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to use Linux as their main OS.

UI/UX Design

Akira is set to have a heavy focus on UI prototyping, wireframing, and final design. It will be particularly helpful for web developers/designers in creating clean and high-quality mockups for their applications.

Completely Free

Akira is set to be completely free to use. Creator, Alessandro Castellani, states that there will be “no features locked behind a paywall, and no monthly subscriptions”.

Runs on Linux

The Linux community has been starved for a competitive alternative to a vector editor. Akira is the ideal, stripped-down version set with all the features you need and none of the bloat. 

"Akira is free. No subscription, upgrade fees, and no features locked behind a paywall."

Alessandro Castellani

Developer & creator

Alex describes himself as a nerdy Italian guy living in Vancouver while exploring the world. He is a passionate designer, meticulous developer, and an unstoppable dreamer.

Other Akira collaborators include:

Alberto FanjulDeveloper, Software Engineer, GNOME foundation member, Gith maintainer

Bilal ElmoussaouiDeveloper, GNOME foundation member, Civil engineering student

Felipe EscotoDeveloper, Elementary OS Desktop & App Developer, Systems Engineer


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