graphic designer


tools and software i use as a graphic designer

You stopped here because you want to know the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

So, in this blog post, I will share everything I ever used to create amazing designs!

I am about to upgrade some of my tools, (coming up this week).

Therefore, I will share that as well!

Now, let’s dive right into the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

tools and software i use as a graphic designer


So, let’s start with the tools I am using to run my Graphic Design Business.

Desktop & more

As of right now, I am using a Laptop!

So, I have the Macbook Pro 13inch from 2019.

This is my main tool! I do absolutely everything on it, like video editing, photo editing, logo design, etc.

Now, I told you I was upgrading some of my tools. I am getting the Mac Mini (desktop).

So, I will keep my Macbook Pro for when I need to work on the go!

With the Mac Mini, I’ve got a brand new LG 4k Display that I cannot wait to use!

iPad & more

I have quite a lot of little tools I am using every day as a Graphic Designer.

One of them is a really cool gaming mouse that I literally stole from my husband.

I loved it so much that he had to buy a new one for himself 😂

So, the mouse is a Logitech G Pro wireless

With this mouse, I also got a really cool keyboard from the Brand Jelly comb!

I love it because I can add multiple devices and switch between my computer to my iPad.

Here is the Keyboard: Jelly Comb Bluetooth Keyboard

Last but not least of my tool is my iPad Pro 11inch 2020 and my Apple Pencil 2nd generation.


The Adobe Creative Cloud

Alright, I use multiple software as a Graphic Designer.

A lot of them are included in my Adobe creative cloud subscription. 

  • Adobe Illustrator: Logo Design
  • Adobe Photoshop: Photo editing, social media posts.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: Video editing

More Software

  • Astropad Studio: Turn your iPad into a drawing tablet with Astropad Studio. Extend your Mac display to any iPad or Mac.
  • Procreate: Most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app available for iPad. It’s packed with features artists love, and it’s an iPad exclusive.
  • Canva: Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards.

Thank you so much for reading about the tools and software I use as a graphic designer.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about Skillshare classes you must take to master graphic design.

See you again soon,

Justine Lamer


becoming a graphic designer

You stopped here because you want to know why I decided to become a Brand Designer?

Maybe, you also wonder why becoming a brand designer? What does it take?

In this blog post, I am going to share with you why I am switching career paths and build my graphic design business.

I will break this article into a couple of different sections:

  • From Digital Marketing to Graphic Design
  • What is a Brand Designer?
  • Why did I choose this aspect of Graphic Design?
  • My services & Enquiry Form

Now, let’s dive right into why becoming a brand designer?


Here is my story:

My background is quite interesting! I was born and raised in France where I’ve got my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.

Shortly after that, I decided it was time for me to go on an adventure before starting a real career in Digital Marketing.

Therefore, in 2016, I landed in The United States of America. So, Welcome to Florida!

In 2020, after working for an amazing family for 4 years, I made the decision to open my online business where I offered Digital Marketing services.

My services included some graphic design work!

And I quickly fell in love with making designs, drawing digital illustrations, and creating brand identities.

After rebranding my company, Justine Lamer LLC, I am now offering businesses the opportunity to work with me to build an amazing brand for themselves.


So, that is the question you are probably asking yourself.

What is a Brand Designer anyway?

A brand designer is a person that is going to use graphic design to create and build a brand for a business.

Basically, he or she will create your logo suite (primary logo, variations, sub marks), your color palette & typography pairing, but that’s not it. It goes way beyond the logo.

So, brand designers are making sure your brand is delivering a message and share a feeling. That includes a lot of research, time & guidelines.


Graphic design includes a lot of different project types and niches.

Here is some of them:

  • Logo design
  • UX/UI & Web design
  • Editorial Design
  • Branding
  • Social media & Digital Design
  • Illustration & Digital Art
  • Package design

Instead of doing a little bit of everything graphic design, I decided to focus on Logo, Branding, and Digital Design.

The reason is that I love building brand language (meaning how to communicate through words and stories) and brand visual (meaning how to communicate through photos, graphics, and colors.

I also love typography and find myself customizing fonts often!

I do have a hobby of drawing digital illustrations and I like to be able to draw unique pieces for brands.


So, I am offering 3 different branding packages.

  • Branding Basic
  • Branding Startup
  • Branding Ultimate

You can go check them out here: My Services.

If this article already sold you and you wish to work with me, simply answer the Enquiry Form Here!

If you can’t find what you are looking for and wish to get further info, you can always contact me at Justine@justinelamer.com

Thank you so much for reading about why becoming a brand designer.

Before you leave, you might be interested in 10 amazing free fonts for commercial use.

Until next time,

Justine Lamer