Adobe is my bestfriend! Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign are my main ones.
illustrator, photoshop, after effects.
This answer will be software plus...
Think Buzan's iMindMap Ultimate for quickly outlining ideas and approaches.
My assistant who transcribes countless hours of conversations for me.
www.TouchpointDashboard.com for laying out customer journeys.
My Wacom tablet for quick sketching.
Looxcie (wireless video capture) for capturing in-the-moment proof points.
Working with sketch artists who help my clients see-what-they-say. Jorn Nielsen from Denmark is one such person: http://www.mikewittenstein.com/see-what-you-say/
The basics: pencil, paper, ink pens, whatever I can get my hands on. As far as digital: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign mostly.
I utilize Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign the most in my work.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
Rhino, Inventor, AutoCad
InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Pen & Paper
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Adobe Creative Suite.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Lightwave 3D, Modo, Coda, Billings, and a few others.
After Effects the most. I do use a lot of Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and Premier Pro.
Illustrator is my baby! I also use photoshop a lot. I know indesign of course as well.