12 things no graphic designer should be without

As a creative, there are a few design tools that are essential to getting the job done. A great laptop for graphic design, a top drawing tablet, a trusty notebookfor when you want to take things offline… these things are all necessary if you want to perform at your best.

In this post, we answer the question: What would be the absolute worst things to not have during a day of work in the studio? Here are 12 things no designer should be without.

01. An office chair

office chair

Never underestimate the importance of the right chair. It might be tempting to just grab a spare from the kitchen or dining room, but you’ll end up paying the price after a few days perched on it.

Because you’ll be using it for hours at a time, most days, you’ll want a decent quality chair that’s going to last you. What this basically means is don’t go grabbing the first chair you see for $50 – if you do, sooner or later you’ll find yourself cursing your miserly ways.

Instead, be prepared to spend more on something ergonomic with decent lumbar support. And if you get the chance, head out to the shops to try some chairs out for size and comfort; the last thing you want is to order something online, only to find (once you’ve gone to the trouble of assembling it) that it doesn’t feel quite right for you.

For more advice and some different options to choose from, take a look at our guide to the best office chairs. Below you’ll find the best deals on chairs for a range of budgets.

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