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Depends on the designer, really. But in general, pencil and paper are the only 'must have' analog tools out there for most any designer...be they illustrators or UI designers or logo designers or what have you. Everything else is great to have...working in analog is great--even if it ends up digital. And that list is endless--basically go to any art ...
Every designer should have and be comfortable with these tools: Pencil and/or pen Sketch pad Everything after that is a matter of preference or specialization. I've been in this business for 15 years now and I have not met a single designer, art director, or creative director that does their best without first sketching it out. You can jump right into ...
some good answers and it would really depend on what "type" of design you are in: The biggest, as stated by @JohnB is the use of Pantone Books. I also would like to add that every book must be stored in a dark room to prevent fade and inaccurate colors. xacto knife pen X-acto Heavy-Duty, aka Guillotine, aka Paper Trimmer light table light table ...
Graph paper, notepad, pens, pencils. My personal preferences are the old school Papermate Mechanical and a black Sharpie. Whiteboard with dry-erase markers is also a joy to have handy. And Gin. Especially Gin. Single Malt Scotch is also appropriate.
As someone working in printing, one of the biggest for me is the Pantone Color Book Regardless of of how well your monitor is calibrated, it is crucial to know what your printed colors are going to look like. The discrepancies of the RGB values between Photoshop and Illustrator for Pantone Colors is bad enough as it is. I always check my formula guide ...
You could use an Offset Path effect to give you the look of a single line but it would still be compound when expanded. If nothing else, that gives you something accurate to trace over.
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