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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Ipad Pro & Apple Pencil
For sketching on the go, lettering, pattern making, and digital painting
For photo editing, illustrating and digital painting
Samsung NX3000 Mirrorless camera
Lightweight daily camera
Colored pencils, markers and charcoal
Brother HL2700 Laser printer
my daily workstation with expanded memory and upgraded graphics
Lenovo ideapad u530
My work laptop. I went with this because it has a dedicated graphics card and runs the Adobe suite very well.
For designing, digital painting, vector illustrations, photo editing, web development, video editing and publishing
Procreate for Ipad
For sketching and digital painting
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.
A lightweight but powerful font organizer. With over 5000 fonts, this is key.
For my own hosting and web services
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?