I’m always fascinated to see other designers work stations. On December 13, 2011 I stumbled across designer, Jacob Cass’ set up, and told my friend Joe “I’ll get there. ’12 is my year!” I had none of this in 2011, and no idea I’d acquire such hardware this fast, but through hard work and blessings, God made a way! So as it stands today, I would like to share my personal set up, focusing on the every day tools I now use as a designer.
Although it took my a very long time to get my hands on one of my own, the Macbook Pro is definitely my main weapon of choice for all my design and browsing needs.
I use the external monitor as an extension to my MacBook Pro display so that is essentially acts as one really wide MacBook display. This is, in my opinion, the best way to make use of the monitor investment. I can move windows to the external wide space and see it all in one shot. With the external hook up you can also use the monitor as a mirrored display, or the only display source, turning off the MacBook display completely.
My iPhone 4S is rarely out of sight and is probably my most used piece of hardware. The iPhone is used as my calendar, alarm clock, email center, music player, personal assistant (Hi Siri), etc. My most used apps include: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Voxer/HeyTell, PNC Mobile, PayPal, and I’ve recently downloaded Photoshop Express. Simply put, it’s a remarkable device.
Having recently upgraded, I now use Apple’s Magic Mouse. It’s sleek, elegant, and very intuitive — no complaints from me.
A cool graphics tablet for maneuvering in Photoshop.
My noise canceling headphones recently broke, so these temporarily serve as my go-to headphones when I need to focus and get in the zone. They’re especially useful when on the go, and in public places like the Haworth College of Business. (Go Broncos!)
- Desk + Drawers
- Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Headphones (acquired as of December of 2012)
- Pole Mount Note Holder