15 Tools And Apps Every Graphic Designer Should Have In 2019

by Henny Kel Tweet - in Graphic Designers - 9 min read

Graphic-Designer

Last updated on February 26th, 2019

The modern era is ruled by technology and internet. Content too has changed form and ideas are now mostly shared through short graphic clips and compelling logo designs. No wonder then that the graphic designer are having a field day.

Their job has definitely become more complicated with the customer’s becoming choosier and the competition on all time high. In such a scenario coming up with unique and interesting designs and content is really no child’s play.

However, thanks to a wide range of tools and apps that have been launched, they surely have some assistance to look forward to. Every year sees a launch of new tools and apps that make the job a tad bit easier for the graphic designers. The year 2019 is no different.

Here Are 15 Tools And Apps Every Graphic Designer Should Have In 2019

01. Microsoft Surface Studio

For a long time now, graphic designers across the globe have been vouching for the Macbook. Truly amazing this tool was the talk of the town. However, come 2019 and the scene seems to be changing.

Microsoft Surface Studio

The new Surface Studio launched by Microsoft is an answer to all the drawbacks that came along with the old Macbook. Unlike its contemporary, it can be used in the regular PC mode or can be converted into a tablet and its touch screen used for quick and easy designing.

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02. Wacom Tablet

Though touch screen and mouse pads are quintessentially the need of the hour, a lot of graphic designers still prefer to work with pen and paper. However, in order to stay in sync with the latest technology it would be a great idea to opt for a Wacom tablet.

Wacom Tablet

Highly recommended by designing experts, it comprises of a stylus that works just like a pencil, thus simplifying the whole designing process, making it look more natural and convenient. What’s more, when working with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop etc. the designers tend to get more pressure sensitivity.

03. A High End Smartphone

Equipped with a smartphone, a graphic designer can work anytime, anywhere without worrying about how he could transfer his work to his computer or tablet.

Mobile App Design

These phones are indeed “smart” and can help the designer to create designs using various apps and then transfer these to their computers or laptops through the mailing option. What’s more these can even be shared with clients via emails or the chatting software that are much in vogue these days.

04. Kuler

With the logo design trends changing with every passing day, graphic designers are hard pressed to come up with unique and witty designs that are adorned with novel shades and colors.

Kuler

Kuler, a tool developed by Adobe is a savior of sorts which helps the designers to select a number of complementary and analogous shades and find out their HEX codes and RGB codes that will help them to create an interesting design with new shades.

05. Behance

With competition ruling the roost in the graphic designing arena, it is not really an easy task to land lucrative assignments. However, experts believe that graphic designers who showcase their work on various platforms definitely stand a better chance.

Behance

Adobe’s Behance is one such app that allows the graphic designers to exhibit their work in a virtual art gallery of sorts. People looking for graphic designers often venture into these apps which is why it also offers a networking option to help them connect.

06. Assembly

Vector designs have become extremely popular these days and most clients pressurize designers to use these in their works. According to an expert a lot of novice designers are clueless as to how to create a logo using vector design.

Assembly

He says that they really don’t need to be an Adobe Illustrator pro for the purpose. With an iPhone in tow, the Assembly app can help in creating the best vector designs. The app comprises of an impressive gallery that offers more than 180 basic shapes. The designer can choose a shape and then customize it with his or her expertise to create a unique and impeccable design.

07. Pantone Matching System

What you see is not exactly what you get when it comes to the graphic designing world. Ask any graphic designer and he will vouch by it. Most often than not, the colors appear different on screen but take a totally different tone when printed.

Pantone Matching System

This is one of the main reasons why most graphic designers invest in a Pantone Matching System or Library. It is a collection of swatches that gives the designer an idea of how a color would look when it is printed on a hard copy. This surely comes in handy not only when creating the design but while presenting it to the clients or while sending it to the printer.

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