My personal favorites when it comes to file sharing are Google Drive and Dropbox (how original ;-). I’ve also completed tasks via other methods including proprietary software, and popular business solutions like Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), and BaseCamp. However, I’ve come to realize that they aren’t the “perfect” solution in every situation. And as a contractor, there are numerous occasions where none of platforms can be used (as in not allowed) at that moment. And, there are still people who don’t know how to use these platforms – or don’t like them.
I’m not the only one who encounters this – there are a few file sharing services that intend to make things even easier than the widely recognized names in sending off files. But my inspiration (not surprisingly) is based on demands as a Designer – which tend to include being conscious/conscientious of the time of others who are working on the project with me. What if there was a way for someone (project manager, creative director, other “project partners”) to quickly send me the exact files needed without having to so much as remember what I asked of them? The interface would be so simple that it’s almost like a built-in checklist was created to get them inspired to send the files and fully translate their vision to me so I can just get to work?
- Coming Soon | Powerpoint Samples Online
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- The PowerPoint Overview| Part One.
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- Why Photoshop CC is going to be good for absolutely everyone involved.
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- If you’ve visited the site before, you may notice that the logo is replaced with something even simpler than the last. Why? The focus of Sky Sister Studio continues to evolve. One theme that played over and over in my mind is that the purpose of the site is to act as a portfolio, showing businesses […] Read more – ‘Signature.’.
- I Don’t Like the Trajan Font But Many People Do.
- Why does it seem as though everyone who is anyone loves the Trajan Pro font? I happen to dislike it intensely. It’s unreadable at small sizes. It has a bizarre small caps system. It’s overused by the movie industry. It’s the Helvetica of the non-designer world – people assume it’s a classic and can be used […] Read more – ‘I Don’t Like the Trajan Font But Many People Do.’.