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.
Check out Tim's work on Tickyboom's website or Instagram. You can also connect with Tim on LinkedIn.