As a designer, you need to do your best to set yourself apart from your competition. Learning new skills and/or software is one way to do so. Not only will your resume reflect this, but your portfolio will too. The following are what I believe to be some of the benefits of going above and beyond.
Who wants to waste time rebooting their system when it starts to slow down? How about keeping a To Do list or creating folder structures for each and every project? I know I don’t and I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone.
We all want to spend more time doing what we do best — designing. Whether you are a Motion Graphics Designer, a Print Designer or a UI Designer these incredibly handy apps for OS X will give you an almost immediate boost in productivity. I’ve been using each of these apps for some time now and have made them a staple of my daily workflow. I hope you get as much use out of these apps as I do.
While browsing various design communities, whether it be the Graphic Design subreddit, a forum or social media, I often come across Designers asking each other "What design book(s) should I read?" Being a book lover, I always jump at the chance to tell them about one of the amazing books I've read, or am often in the middle of reading. I've even gone so far as to compile an ever growing, master list of books related to Graphic Design on Reddit. So as my very first blog post, I figured what better way to tell them about these books than to write about them?