Meet Open Design API, your gateway to design files

Import Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, and Illustrator designs (Adobe XD coming soon) to access their layers, shapes, text, & more via an API.

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Want to access data in any design file? Just call our API.

We make sure that our processing infrastructure is up-to date and that we cover the latest updates of Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and soon also Figma & XD formats.

This way you can focus on product development and be sure that whenever your need to process a third-party design file, your product will remain 100% stable.

One universal JSON-based file
format that we call Octopus.

5 formats

Octopus represents all elements in Sketch, Figma, PS, AI, and soon XD files


people got a design task done without design tools thanks to Octopus


layered design files already converted to Octopus

What do you GET from the API?

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Sketch, Figma, PSD, & AI designs


Octopus (JSON) with all assets

What’s your business use case?

Currently, we’re working on pilot projects with multiple companies to help them import files, sync design systems, generate style guides, and more.

Design file import to design tools or no-code tools

Companies like Avocode or Ceros rely on the Open Design API to import design files. Ceros users leverage it to turn PSD, AI, and Sketch designs to functional websites, and Avocode users to inspect and collaborate on design files.

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Convert designs to sync systems & processes

Do you need to automate repetitive design tasks? Or to sync a design system between multiple design file formats? We have built a PSD to Sketch file converter and we’re working on another one to turn Figma to Sketch.

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Contact us to get extended access for your dev team

Start building by generating a test token. If you’d like to try our API at scale, need a private cloud, or have other needs, please tell us more about your use case.

If you’re in a hurry, simply contact us via email at

Looking for something else?

Are you interested in the Avocode User Content API?

Would you like to work with design files, projects, and user information living in your Avocode organization? Contact us.

Do you need to render design files in the browser?

Do you need to work with layered design files in your product? Get access to our Monroe rendering engine. Contact us.