By Steph Palmeri (Senior Associate, SoftTech VC)
My friends at Best Vendor pulled together data from 180 design and creative professionals on their site to see what tools dominate and unearth some hidden gems and rising stars.

One observation from their post:

Designers’ powerhouse tools like the Adobe Suite remain on the desktop, but more than half of their favorite apps are in the cloud.

Click on the infographic below to enlarge:

Editor’s note: After your wireframes, visual design and user flow of your app are in place, rapidly prototype your mobile application using PhoneGap.

This post was originally posted at Looking Up.

About the guest blogger: Steph Palmeri is a Senior Associate at SoftTech VC, where she invests in seed stage consumer web and mobile companies. Before moving from NYC to Silicon Valley, she had decade of experience working at the intersection of marketing and technology with both startups/incubators and large companies (Accenture, Estee Lauder, SAP AG). Steph has an MBA from Columbia, sweats bikram yoga, and loves getting lost in foreign countries. She blogs at Looking Up. Follow her on Twitter at @stephpalmeri.