Is Apple silicon ready for Design?

Yes

ApplicationM1 optimizedRosetta 2M1 Supported versionContribute
Adobe XD42.0.22.11
GNS3 🚫
SketchUp 🚫 -
Adobe Photoshop22.4.2
GIMP ⚠️
Figma98.11
Photo Mechanic 🚫 unknown
Substance Painter 🚫
RapidWeaver8.8
CorelDRAW ⚠️ 2021
pixelmator2.0 Pro+
Darktable 🚫
PhotoScape X 🚫
Texpad 🚫
EazyDraw - 10.1.2
ImageJ 🚫
QCad 🚫
Affinity Photo1.8.6
Solidworks 🚫 🚫
Autodesk Fusion 360 🚫 ⚠️
VueScan - 9.7.45
QLab 🚫 4.6.8
ColorWell 🚫 7.2
Cinemagraph Pro2.9+
Pixelmator Pro2.0 Pro+

✅ Fully compatible with Apple silicon (M1)
🚫 Not working
⚠️ Initial support or Beta with issues/crashes reported