The Next Da Vinci: Design Tech To Take Your Skills To The Next Level

Believe it or not, there’s no such thing as a non-creative person. That much is true. You’ve likely got a hidden skill buried deep down by years of boring and monotonous work.

Whether you are just starting out, or even if you’ve been a creative type for years – your skills can always be boosted. You can always learn.


Now, because it’s 2017 and almost a fifth of the way into the 21st century, there are ways and means to help not only grow your skills, but actually give you new creative outlets. Your skills could take you very far indeed with the help of some choice technology.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at creating real, physical objects and don’t have the room in your home to get started with masonry or pottery, 3D printers offer an amazing avenue into real design. By using thousands of horizontal slices, these printers can construct any object they are told to make – from prosthetic limbs to a mould of the Empire State Building. What’s true is that a 3D printer can design anything you can, as long as you have the time to create the thousands of layers it takes to make an object. You can make a real use of yourself with 3D printers and while we could give you some ideas – you’re the creative one!

If you’re a keen drawer, then you might want to move on from your sketchbooks. Tablets like the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface offer premium portable options with a large surface area to write upon and a sturdy drawing platform. Their internet capabilities allow them to upload and back-up every single change to your work and of course, allow you to do so much more than drawing. On the same device that you are designing on, you can access tutorials and images of reference. Tablets are fully armed designing tools and you can really show off your full capabilities on them.

Audio editing has been in the realm of technology for a long time now. Premium software options like Pro Tools, Hindenburg and Adobe Audition are supplemented with freeware like Audacity. It’s easier than ever to mix and manufacture your own audio creations and whilst options like Pro Tools afford more choices to you, it’s nice to see that you don’t have to pay to create.

The amount of technology floating around the creative arts is a wonder to behold. Not only can we design our own creations with it, we can view inspiration and admire the creations of others from anywhere in the world. Our design talents and skills can only prosper from technology and the Human race will create some wonderful imagery with these tools. Now, one can only imagine what the greats like Leonardo Da Vinci would have created with these at their disposal! You’re already one step ahead of design legends, so don’t let them down!