Lucy's List

Over the years I’ve found resources that have delighted me, enlighten me, and I’ve relied on. I wanted to share these resources, from podcasts, programs, sites, and more! I’ve curated them all on my website, with my thoughts and recommendations. I hope you will enjoy and find them as useful I did!

Graphic Design

Adobe
Creative Cloud

The all-in-one cloud-based design application. I use it every day, and I love it! It is the industry standard. Subscription Based

Writing

Grammarly

Grammarly is a cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant that reviews your writing.
Freemium

Social Media

Later

Later is the all-in-one social marketing platform. I use it to prepare my personal content calendar.
Freemium

Web Design

Figma

Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping. I use it to develop wife frames.
Freemium

Email

Mail Chimp

It's a marketing automation platform and email marketing service. And what they provide for free is great! Dip your toes into email marketing with them. Freemium

Email

HubSpot

I've used many paid Email Platforms for my job, and by far, HubSpot is my favourite. They are constantly improving. I look forward to what they do!
Subscription Based

Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Besides YouTube, I use LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda). It is free with LinkedIn membership or go to your local library (wink).
Free (certain conditions) + Subscription Based

Icons

Flaticons

They have so many icons that it blows me away. They support designers, and for what can you get for free? It's crazy.
Freemium

Community

Reddit

I have been on Reddit for years. It is truly what you make on it. There are communities for anything! Especially for the Art and Marketing Communities. Free

Community

Behance

This one is more professional. It serves as both a portfolio and a community site. I love to go there for inspiration.
Freemium

Digital Painting

Wacom

I used this tablet for my digital painting. Of course, there is are amazing alternates (iPad, Huion, etc.), but they have a special place in my heart as my first.
Paid

Survey

Survey Monkey

If the only thing you need is surveys, use survey monkey. They also integrate with different email platforms.
Subscription Based

3D

Cinema 4d

Cinema 4D is a 3D software suite. There are other amazing alternates. I love it because of how beginner-friendly it is.
Purchase

Blender

If you want to start learning about 3D modelling and animation. Start with Blender. It blows me away that it is free! They also offer all versions of their software.
Free

Marvelous Designer

It does one thing very well. It's a realistic cloth-making program for 3D artists. It's interface is something else.
Purchase

Zbrush

Best known for 3D sculpture and textures. Just take a look at Youtube for what can be done in Zbrush. It's an amazing application.
Purchase

Podcasts

Lonely Palette

The Lonely Palette. The podcast that returns art history to the masses, one object at a time. Tamar Avishai is an amazing host. She has brought me to tears.

5/5

99% Invisible

They did deviate a bit from their original premise of design. They still bang out amazing episodes on topics I thought I would never care about. You'll learn!

4.6/5

Revisionist History

Malcolm Gladwell is iconic! Although it doesn't exclusively focus on Art or Marketing. He shifts your thinking and turns views on their head.

5/5

Draftsmen

Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff are art instructors. They have amazing guests and cover everything in art. His YouTube also was my bible for art.

4/5