If you have more than one person in your business, organizing your computers’ file structure is an immense help!
Here at Needmore, we have a general Clients folder that houses all of our projects (and is accessible by each and every designer). Drilling down, there is an individual folder for each particular project (past, present, potential).
Once we are ready to roll, each project gets a number of subfolders, such as:
- Project – General project files, including: client survey, estimate, passwords, etc.
- Deliverables – All deliverables from client
- Design – Wireframes, mockups, etc
- Production – The designs that made it, sliced graphics, etc.
They key here is repetition. Each project folder has the exact same subfolders. Each subfolder houses the exact same information as in any other project. This has helped a great deal to end questions, such as, “Where did you put the estimate for project 102…?”, which leaves more time for discussing the engaging aspects of creating websites – the design!