Visualist speaks with top designers and creative directors to find out what essential tools they keep in their daily design toolkit.
Name: Tim Preut
Profession: Owner and designer
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Tim Preut is a designer, and co-creator of Tickyboom Design—the home of "hella bomb brand identity and web design." We asked Tim to share the tricks and tools he keeps in his daily design toolkit...
I use square gridline paper. I love the constrictions and guides—both for rules to follow and to break.
Designer on speed dial:
Any dyslexia-specific fonts. They are worthless. Use a solid typeface that is easy to read, pare down your content, and make things easy to digest.
Digital tools. Trello, Todoist, and Craft.
Someone who is open-minded, but also clearly articulates what they want. Also, someone who has a strategy in mind and identifies whether my design is accomplishing those goals or not.