No, it’s not boots, though a nice pair of shoes has to be up there!
My essential accessory to creativity has to be the camera in my pocket that helps me record all the things I see on a daily basis that inspire future work. This could be anything from the colour of the sky, textures of crumpled leaves on the ground or the way people stand when in conversation.
The ability to have a way of creating that instant memory is magical. It is true that the best camera you can have is the one you have with you. All camera’s these days are great quality, and mobile phones have opened up the world of photography and video to far more than in the past. Phone apps help you edit, apply filters and post to social media all in a few simple clicks. Whole promotional videos can be created right there on your device.
And, full disclaimer here, I do own and love my apple products. As a designer to the core I grew up with the history of the Mac. My father bought the first version and has upgraded every since.. so when it came to my first purchase, the colour and screen quality that Apple products gave were the core reason to buy, along with the simplicity of use and overall design feel. My iPhone 6S is a pure joy to use, to the extent that my DSLR Nikon D90 now rarely gets an outing. All the photos on my Instagram feed – artreays are taken on my iPhone. The time-lapse videos of my artwork on my YouTube channel were taken and created completely on my phone, using iMovie.
So to elaborate a little further, I would say my essential accessory is actually am iPhone… for the camera and the computing power it provides to record all my creativity in the day. The creative apps I use the most are:
Snapped (Photo editing)
iMovie (video creation)
Evernote (note taking app that auto-syncs to my main computer)
What is your essential accessory? What apps do you love?
~ Creative Clinic 29