User experience and front end development are two of my primary areas of interest. In particular, I enjoy crafting a product's interface to maximize usability, branding, and visual appeal (in that order).
Illustrator is my favorite, and most important, design tool. I use Illustrator for drafting, mockups, icons, logos, and more. In particular, Illustrator's usability and ease of use is impressive. With Illustrator, I can quickly create mockups for design ideas, and adapt them as needed to create a final draft.
Photoshop is a valuable tool which I use as my primary raster graphics editor. Whenever I need to do design work that requires manipulating actual pixels, such as tweaking real photographs or cropping and adjusting screenshots, Photoshop is my go-to program.