Doodles

Futura Pencil #2 | My FAVORITE pencil for sketching & refining details

Perfection Eraser Pencil with Brush | The fanciest eraser, but amazing for detailed lettering

Brass Double-Hole Wedge Sharpener | Heavy-duty sharpener with two sizes

Pilot Juice Paint Markers | Similar to Posca pens--great for lettering on different surfaces & murals

Tombow Dual Brush Pen | A classic pen used for calligraphy & brush script lettering

Bienfang Sketching & Tracing Paper | The best way to quickly make iterations in your sketches

Books

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook | A dense & intense guide to all things pricing in the design & illustration industry

Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton | A super-detailed guide to typography--great for beginners in design

House Industries Lettering Manual | I wish I would have had this book when I started lettering--it's so thorough & totally gorgeous

 

Vintage Graphic Design by Steven Heller & Louise Fili | Reference guide for beautiful old-world typography

Find Your Artistic Voice by Lisa Congdon | This helps you get to the bottom of your "why" and steps to keep progressing

Things Are What You Make of Them by Adam J Kurtz | Amazing motivation and perspective when things get tough

Tech

Procreate | The best drawing program out there

Adobe Creative Suite | I use this mostly for vector work, editing photos, and laying out large blocks on text

Pinterest | YOU GET A MOODBOARD AND YOU GET A MOODBOARD

Macbook Pro 16" | You really can't beat a Macbook . . . 

Random

King George Mug | Iced coffee with hazelnut nutpods with J.Groff makes my morning

Creative Heroes Pops | This includes Bob Ross, Mr. Rogers, and someday, Jim Henson. 

One Step Polaroid Camera | This version is a little newer, but they're all awesome

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