Creatives have a number of essential items; a great notepad, the best pencils, efficient laptop, to name but a few. So a sturdy and secure bag to carry it all around is vital. But, while a bag is a must-have item for a designer, finding and purchasing one is not necessarily something that might fill you with excitement.
To help you out, we've found a gorgeous selection of accessories that might just make you feel differently...
01. Artsac messenger
Working in collaboration with award-winning British designer Alex Fowkes, Artsac created these typographical patterned bag designs. And they're glorious. The collection includes a backpack, messenger bag, holdall and laptop sleeve, so there's something for everyone.
The clue is in the name. Created specifically for busy, active people, Jimbag has a selection of beautiful bag designs, but this rucksack is our favourite. A briefcase, handbag, holdall and duffel all rolled into one, this rucksack makes the perfect 'studio-gym bag', holding both a laptop and gym kit comfortably – and doing so in serious style.
03. Alban bike bag
If your bike is your favourite mode of transport, then this is the bag for you. The stylish navy blue foldover Alban bike bag features a zip closure, deep main compartment for all your everyday essentials and an internal slip pocket. Made from heavy-duty, water-resistant material, the tote comes with an adjustable shoulder strap so it can be worn across your body, carried or attached to a rear cycle rack.
04. Porcupine tote
Simple totes are great for holding everything a designer needs. But that doesn't mean they have to be boring. This adorable 'Nice Hair' design is one of many by Lyndsey Green featuring woodland creatures. A high quality, 100 per cent cotton tote bag with long handles, the illustration is applied with a heat press to give a professional and vibrant finish.
05. Brown paper bag
A designer's got to eat right? Keep your brain fuelled, energy levels up and your food fresh with this fun brown paper lunch bag. Made from tear-proof, leak resistant, tough and insulating material tyvek means, unlike actual paper ones, this bag won't split in the rain or let its contents fall out of the bottom – winner!
06. Ortlieb Messenger Bag
The Ortlieb messenger bag offers a huge 30 litres of secure waterproof storage in a stable and durable format. It features a roll-top with velcro so you can vary the pack height depending on the heft of your belongings, and it comes in various bright colours so you’ll be seen even as the Winter gloom takes hold.
07. Waxed canvas backpack
Backpacks are back in fashion – and this waxed leather design is one of the nicest we've seen. Handmade and fully lined with a blue cotton fabric, this backpack will fit in all your essential designer items and make you look good at the same time. The design also comes in a variety of colours to choose from.
08. booq Cobra brief
This lightweight and luxurious laptop bag provides ultimate protection and style for design professionals who navigate airports as often as offices.