Productivity

“Hi, I’m a graphic designer” – BZZT! Let’s talk about introductions. As a professional, you’ll be making a lot of them to prospective employers, clients, and co-workers. It’s important that you get things off on the right note. What you might not be aware of is just how little time …

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We invited Andy Wright, ex-studio owner and Managing Director of Streamtime, to chat with Danielle and myself about how and why we’ve designed Streamtime for humans – not robots. Streamtime’s …

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There’s a saying. Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. Benjamin Franklin gave us that gem I think. But when it comes to trying to run a creative business, …

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tips for successful project management

To figure out how to create a successful project, you need to be somewhat of a jack of all trades. This is because there are many factors to consider, and …

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Priorities: The result of our first hackathon For the last 48 hours, we’ve been hacking. Our inaugural hackathon started with an idea around ‘boards’. How can we give customers a …

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Streamtime vs. Wrike Why do we need to over complicate things? Here’s 7 reasons why Streamtime could be a better alternative to Wrike. 1. Time Management, but not as you know it …

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As a designer, you often have clients needing designs urgently – whether for a last minute event, team function or simply for a change of date on a flyer. Tight …

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No two people are the same, so it stands to reason that no two peoples’ workflows are the same – even if the end goal is almost identical. Some people …

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Finding the right project management software to do your budgeting, estimating, time tracking, scheduling, invoicing etc…Geez, it can be hard work. Today more than ever there is an abundance of …

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Improve Cash Flow

In order to run a successful creative business you need to have a decent cash flow. Enter guest blogger, Peter Czapp, director at The Wow Company, a proactive accountancy practice that advises creative …

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alternative to harvest

Streamtime vs Harvest Let’s start treating  people like humans, not robots. 6 reasons why Streamtime is a great alternative to Harvest. 1. The future of timesheets Gone are the days of chasing people for …

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Automation

Life hacks. We’re all looking for them. Ways to make our lives easier, quicker, smarter and more productive, but with less effort. It’s all about automation. The internet is awash …

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In our first blog, we shared the conclusions we came to after researching (and just generally thinking really hard about) project management. In our second blog, we talked about how …

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“I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.” — Alvy Singer …

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Iteration is easy. But starting again… that’s harder. You can’t fall back on the tried-and-true when the going gets tough. You’re climbing up onto the highwire without a safety net. …

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Streamtime Webinar

If you’re thinking there must be an easier way to manage your projects, come and join us for our next webinar. We’ll take you on guided tour of Streamtime, showing …

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Streamtime Webinar

In this month’s webinar, Lindsay and Becca took us through a typical workflow in Streamtime, which included creating and planning jobs, creating a quote from a job plan, and managing …

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In the next blog in our comprehensive guide on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom takes a look at how one key user insight radically transformed the …

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Moving further into our guide, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at how you can boost your own productivity. If you’re the one in-charge of the business, you don’t have a huge amount …

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In the third of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at how to make your team productive – for everyone’s sake. …

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In our second blog in our Comprehensive Guide to Productive To Do Lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom explores just how important a sense of productivity is to the human condition. Last …

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In this blog on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom takes a quick look at the history of to-do lists – and why they’re still loved today. …

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We’ve already shared our tips on pricing and how important that is to your profit. In the second part of our profitability series we are going to share some tips on the tools …

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One of the many highlights of the recent Jacky Winter Gives You The Business seminar in Sydney was a session with Bianca Bramham on Managing Client Expectations. Bianca had some great advice on how to …

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Every year our friends at The Wow Company run a survey so creative businesses in the UK can benchmark themselves against their peers. The results for the 2015 survey have been …

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The London Design Festival held last week had lots of interesting talks and exhibitions going on all around the city. One of the panels I attended was Co-Design and Collaboration, the …

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A few weeks ago this image of Seinfeld’s soup nazi was doing the rounds, and while it made me laugh, it also got me thinking, why is it so important …

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Pleasure and Pain. Love the Pain. Get the Pleasure. Let’s start with some honesty. Not all creative people are good with detail. There I said it. We try and suggest …

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Implementing a workflow tool can provide many benefits including increased productivity, better decision making, improved justification of your decisions and resources to management, and increased control over your resources. These …

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I was recently talking to a fellow studio owner about changes in our industry. I said that we were finding more and more clients wanting strategic marketing advice along with …

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A normal-sized silicon chip (less than 8mm wide) stores more information than the ENIAC computer – which occupied a city block. The ENIAC computer of 1949 was 80 feet long …

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A bit on the side We recently changed our mind about employees freelancing – we now believe that freelancing can be a positive experience for everyone – but we didn’t …

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We believe that design studios don’t go broke because they are bad designers, it’s because they are bad business managers Preparing your business plan is the first part of planning …

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What works and how to get coverage Most newspapers, publications and radio stations get swamped with media releases from small businesses all trying to get coverage for their service or …

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Freelancers are paid a higher hourly rate than full-time designers. This is because they don’t get sick pay, holiday pay or superannuation. They also only get paid only for the …

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Are you a business person at all?  Designers don’t usually go broke from being bad designers, they fail through being bad business people. Business management skills are crucial to the successful …

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Streamtime Review from MacUser UK: Streamtime is FileMaker -based studio management software for design agencies, and is one of the most powerful tools we’ve seen for managing creative tasks in …

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According to a recent Design Council survey, free pitching is a way of life for most designers. Almost half of all design agencies (44 per cent) and freelancers (43 per …

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