18 Christmas Gifts for Designers

https://voltomedia.com/fresh/wp-content/uploads/18-Christmas-Gifts-for-Designers-scaled.png ‘Tis the season of giving. Being the world’s pickiest kind of people: anybody who mingles with designers might need some help. Here’s our list of designer-approved Christmas gifts. Careful for the accidental mouse-click-slip as you might end up buying lots of this. AppsBooksWearablesGearHomeA little help Postit app x Trello: makes your paper ideas digitalThis one is free, and yet it’s immediately one of my favorites. I always thought the Post-it app was cut, but now it has ‘export to Trello’. Gone forever is the dilemma between going tangible with post-its or going organized with Trello, because your paper ideas are now digital. The only collab I would get more happy about is M&M’s ‘doesn’t melt in your hand’ with MacDonalds’ milkshakes. Get the app for iPhone or Android. A goal a day, keeps the doctor away: Momentum appNail one daily goal every day, and link them all together until you’re a productivity beast that gets things done. Get the Momentum app Need more ideas? Heres an endless book full of themThis ebook is by one of my favorite persons in the world of design and the maker of ‘5 ideas a day’ – David Delahunty. Talking about daily goals: his was to come up with 5 good ideas every day. Then he bundled them in a lovely e-book. Get the Never Ending Book of Ideas by David Delahunty Understanding Design: the most practical design book everSometimes you just have to return to the classics. This one might as well be the best book I’ve ever read on design, For its amazing content, but also because it’s a toilet book: every page is a chapter. Get Understanding Design by Kees Dorst Why read this book? You’re right: Start with Why.Another classic that we’ve all read blogs about or saw videos of. It’s time to sit down and actually read it in 2020, as it’s about the most important question a designer can ask. Get Start With Why by Simon Sinek Think out of the time box: ‘Till watchA watch can be a real conversation starter. So it this one. If not with others, then with yourself. The ‘Till watch lifts you out of the box every time you look at it. Get the ‘Till watch by Projects Socks that go with anything. Literally.As a sock lover, I fall in love with socks at least 3 times a week. These socks have pretty much every color in the world in them. A fun reason to roll up your pants! Get CMYK socks Doodling how it was meant: 3Doodler3Doodler pens extrude heated plastic that hardens in seconds, allowing you to literally draw in the air. Now the only dimension that limits your doodling is time! Get 3Doodler Kidnap any real color into the digital world: Palette’s CubeThe Cube is a portable color digitizer. It captures color from paint, fabric and pretty much any other surface with one tap on the device. Next time you start creating a palette: take a walk outside! Get Palette’s Cube Take notes in not-another-Moleskine: FieldnotesDesigners need fancy notebooks and simple pencils. It’s fine. If your want something different: Field Notes and see how they just breathe ‘craft’. Made by one of Design’s finest characters Aaron Draplin. Get Field Notes More screen time of the right kind: DIYprintshopEver created a graphic that you felt could be on walls? You can screen print it yourself – that’s having a poster as well as making one. We all love process. Excuse for self-gifting: it’s cheap if you calculate how many hours of fun this gives you! Get a DIYprintshop Screen Printing…

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