Every day, new ideas are born and new genres are created. And graphic designers give life to some of these new ideas. If you have decided to pursue a career in graphic designing, you need a few gadgets.
However, according to experts, one must have the skills and enough interest to be in this career. Otherwise, even the most expensive products would not help you pursue your dreams.
The Business Standard has shortlisted a few gadgets within a tight budget, if you are looking forward to the career of a graphic designer.
1. Drawing tablet
Wacom One Medium CTL-672
Best brands: Wacom one, Huion and XP Pen
Where to find: Multimedia Kingdom, Red Apple, Star Tech and Gadget and Gear
Model: Wacom One By CTL-672/K2-F
Active Area: 216.0 x 135.0 mm
Resolution: 2,540 lpi
Pressure Levels: 2,048
If you have gathered enough knowledge to start a career as a graphic designer, you certainly need a drawing tablet. Numerous drawing tabs are available in the market from popular brands such as Wacom One and Huion. But experts suggest choosing the Wacom One Medium CTL-672 for beginners. Its current market price is Tk10,500.
This model of Wacom is small and takes up a tiny space so you can design the rest of your workspace the way you want. Along with it, there is a larger area for broader strokes of the pen which is also battery-free.
It will ensure the pen-on-paper feel while drawing and writing. Notably, it is pretty lightweight to be carried anywhere.
To use it, all you need to do is connect the USB cable to your computer device, download and install the driver, and the tablet is ready to be used. However, if you have a larger budget, you can look for the pen display but it will cost a bit more.
If you want drawing tablets of other brands, Huion and XP Pen are good choices as well.
Best brands: LG, Samsung, BenQ, ViewSonic
Where to find: Multimedia Kingdom, Red Apple, LG Showroom, Samsung showroom and Gadget and Gear
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
Response Time: 5ms (Faster)
Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1(Typ.)
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
One might think that a monitor should not be the priority for graphics designing but it is important to understand colour accuracy.
Beginners can use laptops as an alternative to monitors but it may not bring out the best results. Hence, a monitor is a better and safer option.
According to experts, the LG 22MK600M is a good deal for Tk11,00 as it has a high definition display with true colours. Its IPS technology focuses on the performance of liquid crystal displays so viewers can enjoy a clearer and smoother image at the screen, at virtually from any angle.
Those who study different materials should go for this monitor as it has the option to reduce blue light, which helps to lessen eye fatigue and ensure the perfect optimal condition for reading.
Its interface is truly user friendly and there is an option to customize the display. With 3.5 star rating out of 5 from its users, this monitor is a good option for beginners on a tight budget. Once you upgrade from the beginner level, you can go for more expensive monitors from brands like Samsung, BenQ and ViewSonic.
3. Graphics card
GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti
Best brands: NVIDIA and AMD Radeon
Where to find: Multimedia Kingdom, Red Apple, LG showroom, Samsung showroom and Gadget and Gear
Type GeForce Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6GB Graphics Card
Memory Size: 6 GB
Memory Type: GDDR6
Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0 x 16
Buying this device is optional if you have enough budget. It will make your work experience smoother. However, for heavier tasks such as 3D modeling, animation and video editing, this device is mandatory.
There are few more brands in the market but experts suggested sticking with the graphics card from NVIDIA as AMD Radeon graphics card produces heat, which is why the GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti is a safer option.
It also ensures 1.4X power efficiency over the previous generation. So you can capture, share videos, take screenshots, and live stream with friends sans technical turbulence.