Design teams, whether in-house or agency, aren’t defined as “creative teams” as mere lip service. The work your design team does has vision, meaning, and the purpose to create memorable experiences that connect people to concepts, brands, and beyond.
Building a team culture that upholds this creative mission while keeping team to-dos and communication organized requires a little out-of-the-box thinking, too. Effective design teams know that a balance between artistic freedom and structured process gives them artistic freedom to work without the worry of if, how, when, and by whom the work is getting done.
That’s why your design team tools should include Trello, a hub for all the project work, team management, incoming requests, sprints, and brainstorming that’s shared across your organization:
And because design team roles and responsibilities change almost as fast as seasonal color trends, Trello is there to evolve and grow with whatever new creative challenges come your way.
Our own design team at Trello uses these boards to manage requests, build out new creative ideas, and work on cross-functional projects. Get inspired, copy the boards, and make them your own!
For design teams with lots of members, it’s easy to lose track of what everyone is doing. Use this board as a command center for all ongoing projects:
In order to design multiple iterations, sprints are used to break a project into multiple phases that build on the final product each time. Here’s how to break the process up into a Trello board:
Good design work doesn’t exist in a vacuum. When it comes to building a product, there are many other relevant teams that weigh in along the way. Collaborate with them on a Trello board:
Designers tend to have the longest queue of work on their plate (not to mention the smallest teams). Use this board to manage all the myriad requests coming in and help effectively utilize designers’ time:
Use this board for meetings where one designer would like the others to give feedback on their concept or design. The board provides structure, keeps record, and is democratic.
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