We all know how precious our time is as designers and anything that can help speed up productivity is a bonus. With this in mind, shortcuts on programs such as Adobe Illustrator are invaluable in speeding up your work rate and as a result bringing in more jobs and bolstering your portfolio.
Luckily for us, the good folks at Well and Drew have created a very useful info-graphic as a “helpful tool for the design community”. The PDF outlines all the Illustrator shortcuts you could need. As big advocators of keyboard shortcuts, we highly recommend that you download the full version here and get learning.
Remove your tool box and force yourself to learn as many of these key combinations as possible. It may take a bit of time and getting used to in the short term, but the long term benefits to your portfolio and account balance could be massive. Enjoy.