Tools & Applications
File Storage & Backup
I make sure to backup everything onto Dropbox cloud storage. It also means I can access my files from anywhere, or on my phone when I'm out.
Google Apps & Gmail
For a professional email address using your domain I always recommend getting Gsuite, as it lets you use Gmail for your business, and gives you unlimited access to the Google Docs & Drive etc.
As a designer, using Adobe Illustrator is part of my everyday work, so this is a necessity! I also use Adobe Photoshop for photo editing too.
All the magic happens on my trusty Macbook! It makes designing a dream and I love that I rarely have to worry about updates or security software (I'm too lazy for that!).
*I have used affiliate links, but genuinely use and love all of these tools myself!