Hardware — Stuff used for graphic design, web development, and multimedia

I often won­der what oth­ers are uti­liz­ing to cre­ate their works in the way of hard­ware. Soft­ware is pretty much the same across the board i think for most in the way of basic graphic design. I mean, for page lay­out there is Inde­sign and Quark, right? I mean, why would any­one use any­thing else? I there any­thing else? Back to the point, hard­ware. I like to start some projects off with a pen­cil and paper. Usu­ally tak­ing notes about the pur­pose of the project I am about to under­take and then to make sketches – quick wire­frames or what not.

Here is my list of Hard­ware devices:

Mac­book Pro 15 inch – Core 2 DUO 2.5GHZ4GB RAM

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    Model Name: Mac­Book Pro
    Model Iden­ti­fier: MacBookPro4,1
    Proces­sor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Proces­sor Speed: 2.5 GHz
    Num­ber Of Proces­sors: 1
    Total Num­ber Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Mem­ory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

Wacom Intuos – 6×8

Pan­tone Color Cue (used on occasion)

Exter­nal mon­i­tor – 19 inch – Samsung

pen­cil (mechan­i­cal type)

Sketch­book (leather bound)

For Audio -

    Presonus Fire­pod firewire record­ing audio interface

    SAMSON tube pre amplifier

    Fender P-Bass guitar

    Fender Squire Strat guitar

Yep, that is pretty much it. These are the main tools, hard­ware wise, I use on a daily basis to do research, pro­duce, and cre­ate graphic design and mul­ti­me­dia works.

About the author

 Hardware   Stuff used for graphic design, web development, and multimedia I’ve started design­ing web­sites while at Uni­ver­sity of Hous­ton dur­ing my first Pho­to­shop 3.1 expe­ri­ence in 1996 on a Mac­in­tosh com­puter. I built my own com­put­ers (Win­dows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been dig­i­tally involved ever since. I am both Win­dows and PC lit­er­ate but grav­i­tate toward OSX. I’ve grad­u­ally got­ten back to my roots as a tac­tile artist / designer by work­ing more with tra­di­tional medi­ums like draw­ing, paint­ing, and mixed media.

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