As a creative individual, you must strive to build your creative experience to be as convenient and productive as possible.
To many, this may mean getting a more raw feel of everything you use, making everyday tools like paper, pens, and brushes as realistic as possible. While to others, it can be increasing the functionality of existing features using high-tech add-ons and gadgets.
Whether it be tailoring your tools to provide an experience closer to the one you’re used to or ramping up your iPad’s performance, this list includes all the tools and accessories you need.
Owning the right graphic design accessories is a shortcut to boosting your productivity, and here’s a list of all the coolest products to do so.
The best graphic design accessories for your iPad
Starting off the list with a product that every artist and graphic designer will love, the Articka Drawing Glove allows you to draw on your Ipad as if it’s a piece of paper without affecting the surrounding screen areas.
The innovative accessory allows you to rest your hand as you would on a piece of paper and draw freely. An anti-smudge guard that reduces friction and works for on wither hand, the Articka Drawing Glove is the perfect addition to increase your creative freedom.
Apple is known for making complementary products for its devices, and nothing functions better with an Apple device than an apple accessory.
The Apple Pencil 2nd Gen is your best go-to for iPads of all sizes, especially the massive 12.9 Apple Pro. The 2nd Gen Stylus is a minimal basic pen mainly used for drawing and sketches for all designs and graphics.
The level of responsiveness the Apple Pencil offers is much more accurate than any other stylus on this list of the best styluses to transform your iPad into a graphic design studio.
Logitech MX Keys Mini
The only thing an Ipad lacks is a keyboard, they’re not ideal for every task, but keyboards are the only way you can access all the shortcuts you love at once.
Things like Undo, Redo, save and more become much easier when you’re pressing memorized buttons instead of going to different menus and trying to find everything.
The Logitech MX Keys mini is a compact keyboard with all the keys necessary yet in a minimal design that is convenient to carry around and use on the go, ridding you of any extra wires.
You will need an extension to connect and sync all your creative gear with just one charging port, whether it be USB C or Apple’s standard lightning charger. The Anker 6-in-1 Hub includes a USB C port, SD, MicroSD slots, a 2.4 mm jack port, and an HDMI cord for all your extensions and displays.
Anker manufactures some of the best value-based Apple accessories, offering quality and performance that compete with authentic Apple products.
This is the most critical accessory on this list, and Anker makes high-quality, value-based products that serve you the same way an Apple-designed accessory would.
The Anker 541 USB C Hub is mainly ideal for the IPad Pro but can work for any model with an attached extension.
Paper textured protectors are the cherry on top of any creative tool package. The paperlike screen protector eliminates the friction and stickiness on your screen, allowing a smooth glide across the surface of your screen.
Additionally, a paper texture screen protector will rid you of any fingerprint traces and create a matte-like effect offering a more raw and realistic feel.
The Paperlike protector is compatible with all styluses and brushes on today’s market using its Nanodot technology that reduces scratches and projects a pixel-perfect resolution.
This one is for your health before anything else; if you want to maintain excellent posture while working endless hours on your projects, the Collapsable Metal Stand for Ipads and laptops is the perfect tool.
There’s an unlimited amount of tablet stands, but we suggest this tool because of its minimal foldable characteristics, allowing it to fit in any bag or pocket.
This accessory is convenient for every device and can be adjusted to suit your Laptop, Ipad, or even paperlike notepads like the Remarkable 2.
Long working hours usually require you to move around and sit in the most random positions, but iPads aren’t convenient for doing so. The Joby GripTight GorillaPod Pro is the perfect adjustable stand that gives you an optimal viewing point at almost any height level and position.
The adjustable grip mainly functions as a flexible tripod; however, can be used for much more. Its legs bend and stretch, allowing many different shapes and positions while the rippled grip works as a handheld gimbal with more control.
This one is for the artists and designers who are used to traditional tools and materials, widening your workspace and working as an easel for your tablet. Paired with the recommended paper-textured screen protector and all the styluses you need, this tool will help you turn your iPad into an elevated painting canvas.
The Sketch board Pro has a magnetic attachment mechanism and all the ports for charging cables, and it weighs up to 2KG, giving you sturdy support at all times.
This accessory can be used as a tilted stand or support for your iPad to stream media, access different angles, and maintain a healthy posture when working extensive hours.
A tool for every device, the Ten One Design Mountie is a simple magnetic device to add screen extensions, attach your phone, or even side your tablet with your computer and produce on an efficient scale.
While this tool is more convenient when using a laptop, the Ten-in-One Design Mountie is your best friend if you need two screens in front of you at once.
Adjustable lightweight, and easy to attach to your tablet, this tool will save you the time of looking at devices separately and placing each in its different place.
Once you have all the tools you will use regularly, the Unimira Grand Leather tool portfolio is your organizer.
Just as we recommended changing everything accompanying your iPad to be more raw and realistic to provide a more creative feel, the leather portfolio is the furthest you can go.
Just like you’d organize your papers and sheets in a zipped-up binder, this portfolio has one side dedicated to keeping your iPad safe and scratch-free while the other holds all your tools and accessories.
Must-have iPad accessories for every graphic designer
Some iPad accessories on this list are a luxury, while others are essential to boost your productivity. Tools like the all in one Anker USB hub and the collapsible metal stand are essential to every creator’s collection, while accessories are nice to have and serve only specific needs.
As a graphic designer or creative artist you deserve more from your tablet, and nobody is more knowledgeable about what serves you better than yourself. Add on any of these products to your studio setup and save yourself time and effort for ongoing and upcoming projects.