What’s in Your Designer Toolbox? 50th Podcast Episode

Yay! We made it to our 50th Podcast and we have some goodies!

Every designer has a bag of tricks that include creative assets like photos, vector files, custom brushes, styles, effects, plugins, creative bundles, software, books, etc. It doesn’t matter what type of app or resource you use and find useful. What Jessica and Dan talk about this week is that it DOES matter how you stay organized!

Your Designer Toolbox can be stored on your computer, an external hard drive, Dropbox, or even on some other Cloud storage service.

These are a few of the software & creative titles we mention on today’s podcast to help you get organized.


FontGear allows you to make a printable PDF catalog of all the installed (and uninstalled fonts) on your computer

Pixa helps you to index, tax & organize all your images and design files effortlessly and in one place

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager.

BrushPilot is a fast and easy application for previewing Photoshop (.abr files), built exclusively for Mac OS X. It is designed to save you time by allowing you to instantly preview your brushes without having to load them into Photoshop.

Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. This is a super awesome app and perfect for the person who wants to keep a journal (personal or professonal) and doesn’t like to write with pen and paper.

Creative Bundles

Design CutsThe Hungry JPEGDealJumboThe Fancy Deal

The Giveaway!


GDP 50th GiveawayWe’re excited to celebrate! Three lucky listers will receive a $25 gift card to A Book Apart (each) to use however they’d like.

Guidelines are discussed in our podcast but here is

How to enter:
Share our 50th Podcast Giveaway post image to Twitter and/or Facebook, tag Graphic Designer Podcast, and comment what your favorite graphic designer tool is. After submitting the required information, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. Only one entry each per person (Facebook & Twitter IDs).

You must share our social media post and tag the Graphic Designer Podcast profile page. While you may share it as many times as you like, a profile will only count as one (1) entry.


Three (3) winners will be chosen at random using a third party, impartial application.

Please Note: This contest is being run solely by the Graphic Designer Podcast and not Facebook, Twitter, A Book Apart or their affiliates. Any comments, questions or concerns should be addressed to Graphic Designer Podcast.