Computer specs

Hardware:

Most students will look at laptops, and should be aiming for at least 16GB of RAM and 250GB of hard-drive space. That said, you should maximize those as your budget allows (buy the biggest HD/most RAM you can afford).

Additionally, it’s a good idea to plan on some extra money for:

Software:

As for software, the main tools we use here are the Adobe Creative Cloud suite (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html) which offers student pricing for access to all of Adobe’s applications. The other tool we use a lot is Sketch, which is priced at a 50% discount for students (https://www.sketch.com/store/edu/).