Jessica Humphrey

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Tools of the Trade: My hammer and nails

Every designer and developer has a go-to set of tools and software that they use to get the job done. I thought it would be fun to share some of my staples, and maybe hear about some of yours. Maybe you can find something new! 

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Tools

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Ipad Pro & Apple Pencil

For sketching on the go, lettering, pattern making, and digital painting

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Wacom Cintiq

For photo editing, illustrating and digital painting 

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Samsung NX3000 Mirrorless camera

Lightweight daily camera

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Canon 5D

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Copic Markers

Illustration, cardmaking

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Prismacolor

Colored pencils, markers and charcoal

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Brother HL2700 Laser printer

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EpsonWF7610

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Alienware x51

my daily workstation with expanded memory and upgraded graphics

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Lenovo ideapad u530

My work laptop. I went with this because it has a dedicated graphics card and runs the Adobe suite very well.

Software

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Adobe CS

For designing, digital painting, vector illustrations, photo editing, web development, video editing and publishing

 
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Procreate for Ipad

For sketching and digital painting

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Fontself

This Illustrator and Photoshop plugin lets you easily drag and drop vectors to create fonts (even color fonts) and even give them open type features, or create webfonts.

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Fontbase

A lightweight but powerful font organizer. With over 5000 fonts, this is key.

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For my own hosting and web services

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Domains

Miscellaneous

For my time tracking, I use Timepanther.com

For invoicing I use Paypal

For project management I use Asana and Trello.

Have any favorites you want to share? What are some of your favorite tools?