Tools Every Amateur Designer Should Have

We’ve comprised a list of tools that we believe any amateur designer should have.

The ANDesign team has a wide variety of designers all working together to create amazing products and we all agree that what every designer needs–no matter what kind of designer you are–is a pencil and a sketch book with you all the time. It doesn’t matter the size or brand: just get something to jot down ideas or sketches that you’ll have with you when that thought pops into your head.

1. Sketch Pad and Pencil

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You’re going to need to know a lot about color and have multiple ways of coloring in your designs.

2. Color Wheel

3. Markers

4. Paint and Brushes

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The quality of your designs is going to show through your attention to detail and precision. You’re also going to need something to carry all of your supplies around.

5. X-acto Knife

6. Matte Cutting Board

7. Ruler (metal with foam or cork underneath)

8. Art Bin                                                

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Getting a quality camera should be on your to-get list as well. You’re going to want to document all of your work.

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We also suggest you get a sturdy backpack with multiple compartments–art supplies can get heavy!

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Everything you need:

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Happy designing!

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