Happy Tuesday, friends! Last week Shirla emailed me and requested a video describing a typical day in my life as a graphic designer. I loved the idea, so I decided to document my day last Friday in photos from the morning commute to coming home to my home office/studio set up. So! In this week’s video, I’m here to talk about it all! I walk you through my work’s studio, where I sit, the equipment I use on my desk at work, how I spend my day at work, then a mini home office tour where Spencer and I work on our own things on week nights and weekends. I hope this little glimpse will benefit anyone interested in graphic design, just starting out – or maybe give other graphic designers something to compare their own experiences to. I know it’s something I always wondered about 🙂 Read on for links to all the equipment I use and the video walk through!

Equipment I use at work + at home:

work Wacom tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Large Tablet PTH851
home Wacom tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet PTH451
– check out my roundup of affordable Wacom tablets here!
Regular format printer/scanner combo – 7 years old + still going strong: Canon MP480 (Here’s the newest version of it)
Medium format printer – 4 years old and still working great! Prints paper up to 13″x19″: Canon Pro9000 Mark II
wireless mouse:Logitech M325
USB Mic: Audio Technica AT2020
USB Mic Stand: Samson MD5 – a must if you get the mic above – the tripod it comes with is poor quality which is probably a good thing because this mic stand is amazing! And very sturdy with a base weighing 5lbs!
– ikea desk: this is the closest to what we have (all in black/brown though)
– ikea work lamp
– ikea home lamp – mine has a matte finish instead of the nickel plating
light table: Artograph LightTracer I bought this 9 years ago and I still haven’t had to replace the bulb!

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  • Wow, seeing how busy your day is makes me appreciate all the work you put into your blog and all the tutorials. Thank you for doing this and for sharing your day!

  • Teela, First, your generosity and sharing your knowledge is so appreciated. You are one of my faves for sure. The items I’ve bought from you have value way beyond the price point, and of course the freebies are infinitely appreciated. I actually have the same Canon printer as you, and was wondering if you have a favorite paper type for excellent printing results with it. I also seem to go through ink like oxygen and I don’t really print that much on it! Is this the case for you too?

  • I cannot thank you enough for this information about Staples matte photo paper and the tip on printer settings. Such a small thing, but SO helpful for another graphic design chica. My guess is you believe in the power of good energy, I’ll always be sending it your way. I wish you so much success. So proud of you for going out on your own. You are killing it 😉

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