8 simple productivity tools for designers

There are so many hurdles to slow us down, waste our time and distract us when we're trying to get things done. From the endless temptations for procrastination, to the sheer volume of tasks across different projects to keep track of, it can be overwhelming.

Everyone has their own personal bottlenecks and distractions – whether it's constant email and social media alerts, annoying noises, or just basic lack of motivation.

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Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.