HOW asked designers—both the naughty and the nice—what’s at the top of their designer wish lists this holiday season.
Their answers may make you think twice about your own list. They picked out some of the coolest gifts out there for their home, office and for when they’re on the go.
CARRIE A. KLEIFGEN, Y P A R T N E R S H I P
I’m hoping Santa will bring me the following loot:
Kathryn Downing, Red 5 Interactive, Inc.
Left to Right: “Oh, Foshay!”Aesthetic Apparatus, “Redhook” by Leah Giberson, and “The Cannibal in His Chamber” by Marci Washington.
It’s up to you, what your muppet will look like!
Chinese Tiger Hat
Something for the mini-designer.
Mark Hamilton, associate director of marketing & creative services
The College of Saint Rose
My wife just doesn’t quite get it. What do you give a designer geek?
Veer’s Kern Jacket
Jeff Fisher, LogoMotives
All I want for Christmas is a signed silkscreen print of the Tuscan Landscapes by Milton Glaser.
I suspect I’ll need to buy if for myself—or settle for one of his poster prints.
Tuscan Landscape, Volpaia, by Milton Glaser, shown above.
Rachel M Cotton-Smith, Cotton Studios
Dear Santa: I have been such a good girl this year! Starting my own art and design business has been difficult, but I have been persistent and determined, so I know you won’t mind if I am a little extra needy this year?
I want, need, HAVE TO HAVE a Wacom Tablet! If you can’t bring it, you should let me know ahead of time, so I can … bake you extra cookies, yeah, that’s it!
I would also insist that my stocking be filled with new Pantone books, new paint brushes, and some Copic Sketch markers, oh, and certificates good for extra hours within the day. If you’re feeling extra generous, I could use a really great surround sound system in my studio/office and new furniture to organize and streamline supplies and workflow.
And surely you can spare just a few elves to organize the office for me—you know how bad I am at that kind of thing. Oh, and how selfish of me!! I forgot to ask for a new cover for the dog’s love sac in the studio—Cooper would be so happy to have his bed match the new furniture.
“I’ll be eagerly awaiting your arrival, Santa!
CODA: One Window Web Development, www.panic.com/coda/
A great mac application for front-end (back-end as well) web designer/developers.
The Starbucks card for people who really love Starbucks
Jodi L. Lopez, www.goinspire.net
As a designer, I find myself using more and more of my own photographs for my work. I definitely need upgraded camera equipment, including flash and studio lighting.
I would also love a treadmill, so I can workout and design at the same time, never having to leave my studio! (I feel like I never leave anyway.)