I used to despise Photoshop and Illustrator, because they were beasts that I just did not understand. So many tutorials online were created with Photoshop, instead of Gimp, and my poor 15-year-old self couldn't afford the Adobe suite. When college rolled around, I was pleasantly surprised at how much EASIER the Adobe suite is to use than programs like Gimp. Granted, they are still difficult to master sometimes. My life drastically changed when I truly started working with Illustrator in 2014. Vector-based graphics are incredible assets to have on your side, whether you use them for web, apparel or business assets. The following designs are some of my favorite examples of work from the past few years. They showcase many different design styles, all created with Photoshop, Illustrator or a combination of the two.