Throughout your career as a graphic designer, illustrator or any other creative role you may have, there are generally three mile markers during your career.
- When you’re just starting out when you’re most likely right out of college.
- The mid-point in your career where you’ve had some success and have some great clients, but you haven’t reached the level of a seasoned pro.
- When you’re a seasoned pro, you’ve been working in the field for a good amount of years, have a Rolodex that is bursting at the seams and loving life.
But at each of the three points, we started to wonder what the best gear for each stop along the way would be. What tools would not only help you succeed at that point but help you move to the next one as well? With that in mind, we crafted a list of the Best Tools for Graphic Designers including the best software, hardware and equipment and broke it down by each point in your career. That way, you can be at the top of your game no matter where you are in the game.
Before buying anything, there are three major points to consider before you buy anything so let’s start there shall we?