Posts by Chris

Tools of the Trade

I’ve come a long way from the days when my primary design tools were Photoshop and Illustrator. As I develop new methods, refine my processes, and figure out what works and what doesn’t, I usually get to the point where I need something that my existing software doesn’t do. At this stage, I’ve grown to rely on a wide variety of programs and utilities: apps for design, development, communication, and organization.

I’ve found the following three apps to be especially useful. Maybe they’ll be useful to you too.



Jakob Lodwick has been conducting a personal organization project that appears to be working. Start from the bottom.

This is sort of a weird read – a very clinical look at the very personal. He goes about this as though he’s solving a programming problem, which I guess this is in a way. It’s interesting to watch this evolve.