I Saved it
Every designer has uttered these words at one point or another; "I know I saved it" when searching for a much-needed design asset. You know the struggle—the relentless pursuit of the perfect design assets 🤦.
According to Creative Market, the average designer spends approximately 12.6 hours a week searching for design assets. That is a lot of time to embark on a weekly asset-hunt. Searching for the perfect font, illustration, icon, images, color scheme etc. Some designers, reading this, will be like;
"I need to change my ways." you should, because the time adds up. Perhaps, consider being more organized and intentional with your creative execution journey.
Every design endeavor shouldn't be a deep dive into the sea of sameness and an endless click-fest through websites with similar fonts, patterns, and icons. You need to start approaching your executions with a clear plan, arming yourself with a collection of assets before you ever need them. This ensures that you reach your creative vision swifter. See a few reasons why you need this;
- Time is precious: Having a well-organized library of design assets at your fingertips, you spend less time searching and more time experimenting and unleashing your vision. No more aimlessly wandering through the internet’s wilderness—it's time to reclaim your hours and invest them in crafting extraordinary designs or even having more time to yourself to chill.
- Consistency breeds excellence: When you have a system in place for organizing your design assets, you establish consistency in your work. Consistent use of fonts, illustrations, and icons creates a cohesive visual language that elevates your designs to new heights. It's like having a map that leads you toward consistent, high-quality designs that captivate.
- Efficiency fuels innovation: When you're organized, you can quickly access the assets you need, enabling you iterate, and push creative boundaries. The more time you save on searching, the more time you have to explore new techniques, test daring ideas, and bring fresh perspectives to your designs.
Whether you are a seasoned designer or a newbie, everyone needs to embrace being organized and intentional. It is challenging to have enough time for execution in most of the tasks we execute as Designers, so optimizing the process is essential to creating work we can be proud of.
Keep those assets organized on the path to boundless creativity!